John_Coltrane_-_Blue_TrainIf you’re a fan of Jazz from the late ’50s, early ’60s, then Blue Note has some releases coming for you. With the ongoing development of BD-Audio (Blu-ray Audio), we have been getting rewarding audio updates on the new format.

On March 24, Blue Note will release three separate BD-Audio titles that include Empyrean Isles and Maiden, originally released in 1964 by Herbie Hancock as a quartet album with Freddie Hubbard, Ron Carter, and Anthony Williams, Blue Train, issued in 1957 by John Coltrane, and Take Off: The Complete Blue Note AlbumsĀ (a reissue of the 2014 2CD Miles Davis Anthology) featuring the inimitable Miles Davis.

Blue Note has a wide catalog of artists that include Freddie Hubbard, Horace Silver, Art Blakey, Thelonius Monk, and many others. Let’s hope that they continue to upgrade many of their popular titles for issue as BD-Audio releases.

Herbie Hancock Empyrean Isles

By MARowe