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Art Blakey & The Jazz Messengers - Art Blakey & The Jazz Messengers (1961/2017) Hi Res

15-05-2018, 20:05
2017 | Jazz | Oldies | HD & Vinyl

Title: Art Blakey & The Jazz Messengers
Year Of Release: 1961/2017
Label: Decca (UMO)
Genre: Jazz
Quality: 24Bit/192 kHz FLAC
Total Time: 00:37:58
Total Size: 1.6 gb


01. Alamode
02. Invitation
03. Circus
04. You Don't Know What Love Is
05. I Hear A Rhapsody
06. Gee Baby, Ain't I Good To You


Art Blakey - drums
Lee Morgan - trumpet
Curtis Fuller - trombone
Wayne Shorter - tenor saxophone
Robert H. Timmons - piano
Jymie Merritt - bass

More Curtis Fuller, this time fast forward to 1961. An early Impulse catalogue number A-7, released by HMV for the UK market with no distinguishing title except “Art Blakey and his Jazz Messengers”. After Blakey’s flirtation with Europe and Barney Wilen on tenor, a revamped Jazz Messengers with Wayne Shorter firmly in the saxophone seat, Blakey freshens up the line up by adding Curtis Fuller on trombone, and a heady mixture it makes. Just when you think: “Do I really need yet another Art Blakey album?” this comes along and suprises you. It’s good stuff, as always.

An absolutely wonderful 1961 set from Blakey and company, who demonstrate here how to be note-perfect without leeching away the emotion of a performance. Aside from Blakey's divine drum work, the standouts include Jaymie Merritt's trippy bass fingerwork and Wayne Shorter blowing his heart out on tenor sax.

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