Jazz Art Blakey

Art Blakey & The Jazz Messengers - Live In '58 (2006) (ft. Lee Morgan) [DVD5] {Jazz Icons}

Art Blakey & The Jazz Messengers - Live In '58 (2006) [DVD5] {Jazz Icons}
DVD5 -> 3.79 Gb | All Regions | NTSC 4:3 | English (LinearPCM, 2 ch) | 54:13 | ISO Image
© 2006 TDK / Jazz Icons
Jazz / Hard Bop

Jazz Icons: Art Blakey & The Jazz Messengers features what many consider to be one of the finest line-ups in the history of jazz—Art Blakey (Drums), Bobby Timmons (Piano), Jymie Merritt (Bass), Benny Golson (Sax) and the legendary trumpet player, Lee Morgan. Lost for nearly 50 years, this historic 55-minute concert, filmed in Belgium in 1958, one month to the day after they recorded their masterpiece Moanin', is the only known visual document of this influential band who were together for only six months.
Art Blakey & The Jazz Messengers - Tokyo 1961: The Complete Concerts (2014)

Art Blakey & The Jazz Messengers - Tokyo 1961: The Complete Concerts (2014)
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Jazz, Hard Bop | Label: Solar Records

This release contains Art Blakey and the Jazz Messengers’ complete recordings from their first Japanese tour in 1961. These consist of two sets, one recorded live at Sankei Hall in Tokyo, and a posterior TV show performed in the same city the following week. Both sets feature an amazing lineup, with the leader on drums, Lee Morgan on trumpet, Wayne Shorter on tenor sax, Bobby Timmons on piano, and Jymmie Merritt on bass.
Art Blakey And His Jazz Messengers - Chippin' In (1990) {2015 Japan Timeless Jazz Master Collection Complete Series CDSOL-6396}

Art Blakey And His Jazz Messengers - Chippin' In (1990) {2015 Japan Timeless Jazz Master Collection Complete Series CDSOL-6396}
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© 1990, 2015 Timeless Records / Solid Records Japan / Ultra-Vibe | CDSOL-6396
Jazz / Hard Bop / Drums

Reissue with the latest remastering. Features original cover artwork. 35 years after first officially forming The Jazz Messengers, drummer Art Blakey entered his final year still at it. Due to the many promising young players around at the time, Blakey expanded The Messengers from its usual quintet or sextet into a septet for this fine recording session. In addition to trumpeter Brian Lynch, pianist Geoff Keezer and bassist Essiet Okon Essiet, this version of The Messengers had two tenors (Javon Jackson and Dale Barlow) and a pair of alternating trombonists (Frank Lacy and Steve Davis).
Art Blakey and The Jazz Messengers - Free For All (1964) {Blue Note Japan SHM-CD UCCQ-5047 rel 2014} (24-192 remaster)

Art Blakey and The Jazz Messengers - Free For All (1964) {Blue Note Japan SHM-CD UCCQ-5047 rel 2014} (24-192 remaster)
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© 1964, 2014 Universal Japan / Blue Note | BN 75th The Masterworks | UCCQ-5047
Jazz / Hard Bop

Features the high-fidelity SHM-CD format (compatible with standard CD player) and the latest 24bit 192kHz remastering. Hardly a free for all at all – as the album's a masterpiece of focus and direction, and a classic set from the sextet lineup of the Jazz Messengers! The album's a real feather in the mid-60s cap of Art Blakey –and features an expanded sound from the quintet era of his group – with a sublime horn lineup that features Wayne Shorter on tenor, Freddie Hubbard on trumpet, and Curtis Fuller on trombone – all gliding along these soaring piano lines from Cedar Walton! Reggie Workman works some real magic on bass, too – and the tracks are all very long – with titles that include "Free For All" and "Hammer Head" – both written by Shorter – plus "The Core", by Hubbard, and a beautiful version of Clare Fischer's "Pensativa".
Art Blakey and The Jazz Messengers - Roots & Herbs (1961) {Blue Note Japan SHM-CD TYCJ-81094 rel 2014} (24-192 remaster)

Art Blakey and The Jazz Messengers - Roots & Herbs (1961) {Blue Note Japan SHM-CD TYCJ-81094 rel 2014} (24-192 remaster)
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© 1961, 2014 Universal Japan / Blue Note | BN 75th The Masterworks | TYCJ-81094
Jazz / Hard Bop

New Remaster. Features the high-fidelity SHM-CD format (compatible with standard CD player) and the latest 24bit 192kHz remastering. A blinding session by Blakey! Truly one of his all-time great ones, and a record we've been putting on the turntable for 20 years, still always with new delight! The session was recorded in 1961 – when Blakey was working with Bobby Timmons, Lee Morgan, and Wayne Shorter (who's especially fantastic here!) For some incredibly odd reason, the session was not issued at the time – and only came out briefly at the end of the 60s. It's amazing, though – and features 6 stunning tracks that will forever restore your faith in jazz, even at your darkest moments. Includes "Ping Pong", "Roots & Herbs", "Master Mind", "Look At the Birdie", and "United".
Art Blakey and The Jazz Messengers - Album Of The Year (1981) {2015 Japan Timeless Jazz Master Collection Complete Series}

Art Blakey and The Jazz Messengers - Album Of The Year (1981) {2015 Japan Timeless Jazz Master Collection Complete Series}
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© 1981, 2015 Timeless Records / Solid Records Japan / Ultra-Vibe | CDSOL-6306
Jazz / Hard Bop

Reissue with the latest remastering. Features original cover artwork. Comes with a descripton in Japanese. Out of hundreds of jazz CD's I own or have heard, this will always rank in my top ten. Recorded in 1981 with the awesome lineup of - Art Blakey (drums), Charles Fambrough (bass), Wynton Marsalis (trumpet), Bill Pierce (tenor sax), Bobby Watson (alto sax), and James Williams (piano). A little over 42 minutes long, this disc is as perfect as it gets and there is absolutely no filler! It's incredible to hear Blakey play… he is so good that he keeps a perfect rhythm going but then inserts offbeat syncopated and ghost beats on top of it. His style of playing always amazes me. Of course the rest of the band kick serious tail also and never miss a beat. Great tunes, outstanding arrangements, awesome solos, what else is there?
Art Blakey - Live At Montreux and Northsea (1980) {2015 Japan Timeless Jazz Master Collection Series CDSOL-6305}

Art Blakey and The Jazz Messengers Big Band - Live At Montreux and Northsea (1980) {2015 Japan Timeless Jazz Master Collection Series CDSOL-6305}
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© 1980, 2015 Timeless Records / Solid Records Japan / Ultra-Vibe | CDSOL-6305
Jazz / Hard Bop

Reissue with the latest remastering. Features original cover artwork. Comes with a descripton in Japanese. A beautiful big band set from the great Art Blakey – but one that's got all the sharp focus of his small group sides by the Jazz Messengers! The lineup here is a great one – that very vibrant early 80s version of Blakey's group with Bobby Watson on alto sax, Bill Pierce on tenor, and James Williams on piano – augmented by Kevin Eubanks on guitar, Valerie Ponomarev on trumpet, and the Marsalis brothers rounding out the set with some extra horn work! The sound is strong and proud, and handled by Blakey with a tightness that's similar to his smaller group work of the time – but with a power that's simply incredible – especially when Watson's presence is made known on his tunes "Wheel Within A Wheel", "Linwood", and "Bit A Bittadose". Also features a take on Williams' "Minor Thesis".
Art Blakey & The Jazz Messengers - Mosaic (1961) [Reissue 2006] (Repost)

Art Blakey & The Jazz Messengers - Mosaic (1961) [Reissue 2006]
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Genre: Jazz | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: Blue Note Records (0946 3 55497 2 0)

This is the one that started it: Mosaic, recorded in 1961, was the first recording of Art Blakey's Jazz Messengers as a sextet, a setting he kept from 1961-1964. The band's front line was trumpeter Freddie Hubbard, trombonist Curtis Fuller, and tenor saxophonist Wayne Shorter; Cedar Walton played piano and Jymie Merritt (a criminally underappreciated talent) was the bassist. Everything on this set was written by the musicians in the band. Walton wrote the burning title track; its blazing tempo and Eastern modes were uncharacteristic of the Jazz Messengers sound, but it swings like mad. Hubbard contributed two pieces to the album, the first of which is the groover "Down Under," with its blues gospel feel…
Art Blakey & Les Jazz-Messengers - Au Club Saint-Germain Vol.3 (1959) {2014 Japan Jazz Collection 1000 Columbia-RCA Series}

Art Blakey & Les Jazz-Messengers - Au Club Saint-Germain Vol.3 (1959) {2014 Japan Jazz Collection 1000 Columbia-RCA Series SICP 3968}
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© 1959, 2014 RCA / Sony Music Japan | SICP 3968
Jazz / Hard Bop

Reissue with the latest remastering. Comes with liner notes. Grand Prix Du Disque De L'académie Charles Cros 1959. Recorded at the celebrated Club Saint Germain, the formation presented here marks the third incarnation of Art Blakey’s Jazz Messengers, with trumpeter Lee Morgan (then only 20 years old), tenor saxophonist Benny Golson, pianist Bobby Timmons and bassist Jymie Merrit. For the last two tunes, bop drum pioneer Kenny Clarke (who was living in Paris) substitutes Blakey. Besides the individual gifts of each member, the group forms a compact unit with a cohesive sound. “We play modern jazz”, explained Blakey during a 1958 interview, “and to understand it you mus listen. We study, we rehearse. The Jazz Messengers are very serious about getting the music across to you. If you don’t want to listen, maybe the person sitting next to you does.”
Art Blakey & Les Jazz-Messengers - Au Club Saint-Germain Vol.2 (1959) {2014 Japan Jazz Collection 1000 Columbia-RCA Series}

Art Blakey & Les Jazz-Messengers - Au Club Saint-Germain Vol.2 (1959) {2014 Japan Jazz Collection 1000 Columbia-RCA Series SICP 3967}
EAC rip (secure mode) | FLAC (tracks)+CUE+LOG -> 270 Mb | MP3 @320 -> 101 Mb
Full Artwork @ 600 dpi (png) -> 187 Mb | 5% repair rar
© 1959, 2014 RCA / Sony Music Japan | SICP 3967
Jazz / Hard Bop

Reissue with the latest remastering. Comes with liner notes. Grand Prix Du Disque De L'académie Charles Cros 1959. Recorded at the celebrated Club Saint Germain, the formation presented here marks the third incarnation of Art Blakey’s Jazz Messengers, with trumpeter Lee Morgan (then only 20 years old), tenor saxophonist Benny Golson, pianist Bobby Timmons and bassist Jymie Merrit. For the last two tunes, bop drum pioneer Kenny Clarke (who was living in Paris) substitutes Blakey. Besides the individual gifts of each member, the group forms a compact unit with a cohesive sound. “We play modern jazz”, explained Blakey during a 1958 interview, “and to understand it you mus listen. We study, we rehearse. The Jazz Messengers are very serious about getting the music across to you. If you don’t want to listen, maybe the person sitting next to you does.”