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Astell&Kern Blue Note 75th Anniversary Box Set (75CD,FLAC 24bit/192kHz)

Blue Note 75th Anniversary 75CD [FLAC 24-192] | 112G

In celebration of Blue Note Records’ 75th Anniversary, Astell&Kern has partnered with the legendary record label to offer an exclusive, limited edition box set.  Available now for a limited time, the Astell&Kern Blue Note 75th Anniversary Box Set: Limited Edition features 75 of Blue Note’s most essential albums, newly remastered from analog to the hi-res MQS digital format (24bit/192kHz). Five Blue Note albums make their exclusive hi-res audio debuts with this release:  Art Blakey & The Jazz Messengers’ Mosaic, Tina Brooks’ True Blue, Don Cherry’sComplete Communion, Andrew Hill’s Point Of Departure, and Bobby Hutcherson’s Components.The lavish collection includes the Blue Note branded Astell&Kern AK240 high-resolution portable audio player, a special book filled with original album art (front and back cover) for the 75 titles, as well as Richard Havers’ new book, Blue Note: Uncompromising Expression.  For more information about the collection and how to order, visit

The gorgeous collection spans Blue Note’s storied history, from Thelonious Monk’s first sessions in 1947 to GRAMMY® Award-winning jazz phenomenon Gregory Porter’s Liquid Spirit. Each album, in high resolution on a microSD card, in an acrylic glass case with original album artwork stacked in a beautiful, decorative tower that can be placed next to your home system for an elegant, luxurious display.  The 75 albums are pre-loaded on the included Astell&Kern AK240 high-resolution audio player, revealing every detail you might not have heard anywhere else, no matter how many times you’ve listened to these albums before.

Tonight in Los Angeles, Astell&Kern will unveil and demonstrate the Astell&Kern Blue Note 75th Anniversary Box Set: Limited Edition at a private event at Capitol Studios.  Invited music industry executives and journalists will experience the special collection’s superior audio quality, as well as the aesthetic beauty of the Blue Note-branded tower.

Henry Park, CEO of iriver, the parent company of Astell&Kern said, “The Blue Note Records catalog of Jazz is the perfect showcase for high resolution audio.  The Astell&Kern line of portable high-resolution audio players were designed to showcase the range of instruments in these musical genres.  Now, everyone can listen to these new and classic albums the way they were meant to be heard, how the artist and engineer intended them to be heard.”

Don Was, president of Blue Note Records, said, “Our good friends at Astell&Kern — a company that respects authenticity, fidelity and artistry — are a perfect complement to the Blue Note aesthetic. With the advent of their new MQS Hi Fi Audio Players, aficionados can now experience these classic recordings just like the musicians originally did. We are proud to make our most treasured recordings available in this manner.”

About Astell&Kern

Launched in October 2012, Astell&Kern is the high-end audiophile brand by iriver.  The current Astell&Kern line includes the award-winning AK100, AK120, the second generation AK100 II, AK120 II and the flagship AK240 high-resolution portable audio players, capable of playing 24-bit/192 kHz Mastering Quality Sound (MQS) files including DSD.  Astell&Kern’s lineup has recently expanded to include accessories such as the AKR01 and AKR02 In-Ear Monitors, Astell&Kern portable player docking stations and line of home audio products.

Album Lists:

01. Thelonious Monk
Genius Of Modern Music Volume One
02. Bud Powell
The Amazing Bud Powell
03. Thelonious Monk
Genius Of Modern Music Volume Two
04. Miles Davis
Miles Davis, Volume 1
05. Miles Davis
Miles Davis, Volume 2
06. Horace Silver And The Jazz Messengers
Horace Silver And The Jazz Messengers
07. Kenny Dorham
08. Sonny Rollins
Sonny Rollins
09. Sonny Rollins
Sonny Rollins, Vol. 2
10. John Coltrane
Blue Train
11. Sonny Rollins
Newk’s Time
12. Sonny Rollins
A Night At The Village Vanguard
13. Lou Donaldson
Lou Takes Off
14. Sonny Clark
Cool Struttin
15. Cannonball Adderley
Somethin’ Else
16. Three Sounds
Introducing The 3 Sounds
17. Art Blakey & The Jazz Messengers
18. Horace Silver
Blowin’ The Blues Away
19. Hank Mobley
Soul Station
20. Jimmy Smith
Back At The Chicken Shack: The Incredible Jimmy Smith
21. Jimmy Smith
Midnight Special
22. Tina Brooks
True Blue
23. Art Blakey & The Jazz Messengers
A Night In Tunisia
24. Hank Mobley
25. Grant Green
Green Street
26. Freddie Hubbard
Ready For Freddie
27. Art Blakey
28. Stanley Turrentine
That’s Where It’s At
29. Jackie McLean
Let Freedom Ring
30. Herbie Hancock
Takin’ Off
31. Dexter Gordon
32. Sheila Jordan
Portrait Of Sheila
33. Freddie Hubbard
34. Kenny Burrell
Midnight Blue
35. Donald Byrd
A New Perspective
36. Hank Mobley
The Turnaround!
37. Jackie McLean
One Step Beyond
38. Dexter Gordon, Bud Powell, Pierre Michelot, Kenny Clarke
Our Man In Paris
39. Joe Henderson
Page One
40. Herbie Hancock
Inventions And Dimensions
41. Jackie McLean
Destination… Out!
42. Horace Silver
Song For My Father
43. Grant Green
Idle Moments
44. Andrew Hill
Black Fire
45. Grachan Moncur Ⅲ
Evolution46. Lee Morgan
The Sidewinder
47. Art Blakey & The Jazz Messengers
Free For All
48. Lee Morgan
Search For The New Land
49. Eric Dolphy
Out To Lunch!
50. Andrew Hill
Point Of Departure
51. Wayne Shorter
Night Dreamer
52. Herbie Hancock
Empyrean Isles
53. Wayne Shorter
54. Wayne Shorter
Speak No Evil
55. Herbie Hancock
Maiden Voyage
56. Bobby Hutcherson
57. Lee Morgan
58. Horace Silver Quintet
The Cape Verdean Blues
59. Wayne Shorter
The All Seeing Eye
60. Larry Young
61. Ornette Coleman Trio
At The “Golden Circle” Stockholm Vol. 1
62. Ornette Coleman Trio
At The “Golden Circle” Stockholm Vol. 2
63. Don Cherry
Complete Communion
64. Joe Henderson
Mode For Joe
65. Wayne Shorter
Adam’s Apple
66. Cecil Taylor
Unit Structures
67. Cecil Taylor
68. Lou Donaldson
Alligator Bogaloo
69. McCoy Tyner
The Real McCoy
70. Herbie Hancock
Speak Like A Child
71. Donald Byrd
Black Byrd
72. Marlena Shaw
Who Is This Bitch, Anyway?
73. Cassandra Wilson
New Moon Daughter
74. Norah Jones
Come Away With Me
75. Gregory Porter
Liquid Spirit


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