The Original Jazz Classics Line Brings Three More Titles To Vinyl

This spring, Craft Recordings officially re-launched Original Jazz Classics, reimagining the long-running reissue imprint with audiophiles and vinyl collectors in mind. Now the series closes out the year with three more titles: The Tony Bennett Bill Evans Album, the Dave Brubeck Quartet’s Jazz at Oberlin and The Cats, which captures Tommy Flanagan, John Coltrane, Kenny Burrell and Idrees Sulieman on the verge of breakthrough careers.

Each album features lacquers cut from the original master tapes (AAA) by Kevin Gray at Cohearent Audio, 180-gram vinyl pressed at RTI and tip-on jackets, replicating the original LP artwork.

Additionally, albums will be available digitally in 192/24 HD audio. The rollout begins October 27, 2023

First launched in 1982 under Fantasy Records, Original Jazz Classics served as a home for the label’s Jazz catalog, which had grown to include thousands of titles from Prestige, Galaxy, Milestone, Riverside, Debut, Contemporary, Jazzland and Pablo.

Over the next three decades, OJC became a home for Jazz reissues, and presented more than 850 memorable albums. Given Craft Recordings’ focus on preservation and quality, it was a natural step to relaunch Original Jazz Classics.  

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