I really don't know why but Japanese companies like Toshiba EMI or King Record were not able to acquire the original master to cut their Bue Note reissues for many years.
Great series like LNJ or BNJ from Toshiba EMI, GXF and GXK series from King Record were not cut from the original master from the US. They used 2nd or 3rd generation copy from the original master.
But with this BLP 1500 series reissues by Toshiba EMI in the early 90's, they used the original MONO master to cut and press for the 1st time in Japan! Interesting, right?
In addition, what is interesting about this series is that they didn't cut and press the vinyl by themselves, but they used Toyo Kasei to do that.
*I already talked about Toyo Kasei. They are the most prestigeous pressing company in Japan. They have been manufacturing high quality vinyl records for more than 50 years in Japan.
That is why, the pressing and sound quality of these series is really superb. I don't think many jazz collectors know this fact.
What about you? Did you know that?