Art Blakey - Des Femmes Disparaissent / Les Tricheurs (1988)
EAC Rip | FLAC (image+.cue, log) ~ 259.66 Mb | 48:15 | Cover
Hard Bop | Country: USA | Label: Fontana / PolyGram Jazz France - 834 752-2
Soundtrack albums are generally music-minus-one affairs, the "one" being the film. The music for soundtracks is meant to accentuate the visual story but, taken by itself, it usually sounds very incomplete. This LP, only recommended to completists, mostly features Art Blakey's Jazz Messengers in December 1958, playing short themes and sketches that were used in the French film Des Femmes Disparaissent. In addition, there are five longer segments from Les Tricheurs with such all-stars as Stan Getz, Roy Eldridge, Coleman Hawkins, Roy Eldridge, Dizzy Gillespie, and Mezz Mezzrow, but once again these performances sound sketchy when standing by themselves without the film.