Art Blakey: Indestructible (1964) Blue Note MM33

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Selection: Sortie (Fuller) Artists Lee Morgan (trumpet) Curtis Fuller (trombone) Wayne Shorter (tenor sax) Cedar Walton (piano) Reggie Workman (bass) Art Blakey (drums) recorded Rudy Van Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs, NJ, April 24 – May 15, 1964 1964, the last, … Continue reading

Art Blakey: A Night in Tunisia (1957) mono test pressing vs commercial release “stereo”

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 Shoot out with a twist. What was intended to be a two-way shoot out – test press vs  commercial release and mono vs stereo, quickly unravelled when the stereo turned out not to be quite what it said on the cover. … Continue reading

Art Blakey Jazz Messengers: For Minors Only (1957) President (Fr)

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Selection: For Minors Only (Heath) Artists: Bill Hardman (t) Johnny Griffin (ts) Junior Mance (p) Spanky DeBrest (b) Art Blakey (d)Recorded: New York City, NY October 11, 1957 An early Blakey line-up in the years before Mobley/Timmons came on the scene – late 1957 … Continue reading

Art Blakey Buttercorn Lady (1966) Mercury UK

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Selection 1:  Recuerdo (C Mangione) long! Selection 2: Between Races (C. Mangione) not so long Artists Chuck Mangione (t) Frank Mitchell (ts) Keith Jarrett (p) Reggie Johnson (b) Art Blakey (d) recorded at the “Lighthouse Club”, Hermosa Beach, CA, January … Continue reading

Art Blakey Mosaic (1961) Blue Note

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Selection: Children of the Night (Shorter) Shorter anxious to show he can rip through the register as fast and fleet as Coltrane. Artists Freddie Hubbard (t) Curtis Fuller (trb) Wayne Shorter (ts) Cedar Walton (p) Jymie Merritt (b) Art Blakey … Continue reading

The Jazz Messengers (1956) Columbia Six-Eye

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Track Selection : Infra-Rae (Mobley) Artists Donald Byrd (t) Hank Mobley (ts) Horace Silver (p) Doug Watkins (b) Art Blakey (d) NYC, April 5, 1956. Messengers Chronology (selected): Ritual (1957); Art Blakey Big Band (with Coltrane! 1957); Au Club St Germain, … Continue reading

Art Blakey Roots and Herbs (1961) Lib/UA 1st

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Track Selection: The (STEREO) Back Sliders  (rip updated) Lead track Ping Pong previously posted under the Japanese release Pisces, so it is an alternative track selection, The Back Sliders. Artists Lee Morgan (tp) Wayne Shorter (ts) Bobby Timmons or Walter … Continue reading

Art Blakey Indestructible (1964) Blue Note

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Track Selection: The Egyptian Artists Lee Morgan (tp) Curtis Fuller (tb) Wayne Shorter (ts) Cedar Walton (p) Reggie Workman (b) Art Blakey (d) recorded Rudy Van Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs, NJ, April 24 and May 15, 1964 Music: Late-bop, more urgency, … Continue reading

Art Blakey Pisces (1961) Japan only

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Track Selection: Ping Pong (Shorter) A track whose first US  appearance is on the Division of Liberty release “Roots and Herbs” (BST 84347), taken from  Jazz Messengers sessions back in 1961. Tracks from this album also appear as “bonus tracks ” on those superficially seductive … Continue reading

Art Blakey The Freedom Rider (1961) Blue Note

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Track Selection: El Toro Artists Lee Morgan (tp) Wayne Shorter (ts) Bobby Timmons (p) Jymie Merritt (b) Art Blakey (d) recorded Rudy Van Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs, NJ, February 18 and May 27, 1961 Music Featuring the Jazz Messengers front line of Wayne … Continue reading

Art Blakey At The Jazz Corner of the World Vol 2 (1959) no ear

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  Track Selection 1:  M & M (Mobley) from Jazz Corner Vol2  no ear, mono: Pressing quality comparison: Track Selection 2 :Hipsippy Blues from Jazz Corner Vol1  original Blue Note DG and ear, pressing stereo (shown below) Mono or Stereo? Liberty reissue or Blue Note second … Continue reading

Art Blakey Meet You at The Jazz Corner Vol2 (1960) Blue Note

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Track Selection: Night Watch (Mobley) Artists Lee Morgan (tp) Wayne Shorter (ts) Bobby Timmons (p) Jymie Merritt (b) Art Blakey (d) recorded at “Birdland”, NYC, various sets , September 14, 1960 Music: Do I sense a degree of mischief for Art Blakey to … Continue reading

Art Blakey Ritual! (1957) Pacific Jazz

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Track Selection: Sam’s Tune Artists Bill Hardman (tp) Jackie McLean (as) Sam Dockery (p) Spanky DeBrest (b) Art Blakey (d) recorded NYC, January 14 and February 11, 1957 Music: Hard bop – Mclean and Hardiman top of their game. It is Blakey’s album, and features … Continue reading

Les Liasons Dangereuses (1960) : Duke Jordan vs Bande Originale – fight! fight!

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The early Sixties saw a marriage between the French cinema and jazz. Every movie had to have a jazz soundtrack in order to sound contemporary – out with the lush strings of Hollywood Forties and Fifties, in with Art Blakey’s Jazz Messengers. … Continue reading

Blakey, Byrd and Coltrane on Bethlehem (“Art Blakey Big Band”1957)

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Track Selection: “Tippin’ ” (Donald Byrd) The Artists Bethlehem BCP 6027 Art Blakey (d) Donald Byrd (t) John Coltrane (ts) Walter Bishop (p) Wendell Marshall (b) Recorded New York City, December 1957. Other tracks include Sahib Shihab (as) Al Cohn (ts)  Bill … Continue reading

Art Blakey “Night in Tunisia” (1960)

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Selected track:“Yama”  > BN 4049 Night in Tunisia: Lee Morgan (tp) Wayne Shorter (ts) Bobby Timmons (p) Jymie Merritt (b) Art Blakey (d)  Rudy Van Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs, NJ, August 7 & 14,  1960  Lee Morgan is the star of … Continue reading

Art Blakey “Buhaina’s Delight” (1961) – updated

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Updated November 2015, new photos, new text, this was first written and photographed four years ago. An update long overdue: Track Selection: YouTube Artists Freddie Hubbard (tp) Curtis Fuller (tb) Wayne Shorter (ts) Cedar Walton (p) Jymie Merritt (b) Art … Continue reading

Art Blakey “Au Club St Germain” Vol 3 (1958)

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Track Selection: “Along Came Manon”  >> Artists Lee Morgan (t)  Benny Golson (ts) Jimmy Merritt (b) Bobby Timmons (p)  Art Blakey, Kenny Clarke (d)  Gana M’Bow (congas) Recorded by Raymond Treillet December 1958 Music When Art Blakey’s Messengers descended on Paris in December … Continue reading