Blue Note announces second volume of subscription box set

‘Blue Note Review: Volume Two—Spirit & Time’ includes reissues, lithographs, a book and even trading cards.

Earlier this week, Blue Note Records unveiled the second volume of the Blue Note Review, more than a year since the esteemed label debuted the subscription box set.

Following Blue Note Review: Volume One—Peace, Love & Fishing is Volume Two—Spirit & Time, of which 2,000 sets are available (upwards of the first volume’s 1,500 sets). The box set is available only to subscribers for $200, and is a pretty exclusive item: Any new music in the volume will not be available elsewhere, such as streaming services or digital retailers, and none of the items in the set will be sold separately.

The contents of the new volume include: vinyl reissues of Art Blakey & the Jazz Messengers’ album Africaine and Bobby Hutcherson’s album Patterns; a new compilation of top jazz drummers’ reinterpretations of Tony Williams’ Blue Note material; lithographs of Art Blakey and Elvin Jones; and the book Spirit & Time: Jazz Drummers on Their Art.


Other intriguing inclusions: 20 trading cards of Blue Note artists like Thelonious Monk and Robert Glasper, and a zine featuring essays, conversations and portraits of artists whose work is the focus of the volume, like Blakey and Williams. The whole thing is topped off with a Blue Note-branded carbon fiber record brush.

Blue Note Review: Volume Two—Spirit & Time begins shipping early December. For more info on the box set series, head to their website here.

Get an eyeful of the second volume’s contents in the trailer below:


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