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The Art of Jazz

Art Blakey & The Jazz Messengers

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Drummer Art Blakey and the 1989 version of his Jazz Messengers (with trumpeter Brian Lynch, tenor saxophonist Javon Jackson, trombonist Frank Lacy, pianist Geoff Keezer and bassist Buster Williams) celebrated the leader's 70th birthday by welcoming back several notable alumni: trumpeters Freddie Hubbard and Terence Blanchard, altoists Jackie McLean and Donald Harrison, tenors Wayne Shorter and Benny Golson, pianist Walter Davis Jr. and trombonist Curtis Fuller. This single CD has some of the highlights of the British concert, although one wishes that the entire date had been released, for some of the musicians only make cameo appearances. Highlights include the opportunities to hear Shorter in this setting (he is well featured on "Lester Left Town") and versions of "Along Came Betty" and "Blues March" that contain short solos from many of the players. In addition, Michele Hendricks sings Horace Silver's words to "Mr. Blakey"; drummer Roy Haynes plays second drums on "Blues March"; and the CD concludes with a nearly-13 minute interview that Mike Hennessey conducted with Blakey in 1976 in which the drummer reminisces about the Jazz Messengers' early days. Well worth picking up.
© Scott Yanow /TiVo

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1
Two of a Kind
Art Blakey & The Jazz Messengers
00:12:25

Copyright Control, MusicPublisher - Art Blakey & The Jazz Messengers, Artist, MainArtist - Terence Blanchard, Composer, FeaturedArtist - Frank Lacy, FeaturedArtist - Brian Lynch, FeaturedArtist - Geoff Keezer, FeaturedArtist - Jovan Jackson, FeaturedArtist

1995 IN+OUT Records 1995 IN+OUT Records

2
Moanin'
Art Blakey & The Jazz Messengers
00:09:23

Bobby Timmons, Composer - Copyright Control, MusicPublisher - Art Blakey & The Jazz Messengers, Artist, MainArtist - Frank Lacy, FeaturedArtist - Brian Lynch, FeaturedArtist - Geoff Keezer, FeaturedArtist - Jovan Jackson, FeaturedArtist

1995 IN+OUT Records 1995 IN+OUT Records

3
Along Came Betty
Art Blakey & The Jazz Messengers
00:07:44

Benny Golson, Composer, FeaturedArtist - Copyright Control, MusicPublisher - Wayne Shorter, FeaturedArtist - Art Blakey & The Jazz Messengers, Artist, MainArtist - Terence Blanchard, FeaturedArtist - Frank Lacy, FeaturedArtist - Brian Lynch, FeaturedArtist - Geoff Keezer, FeaturedArtist - Walter Davis Jr., FeaturedArtist - Freddy Hubbard, FeaturedArtist - Jacky McLean, FeaturedArtist

1995 IN+OUT Records 1995 IN+OUT Records

4
Lester Left Town
Art Blakey & The Jazz Messengers
00:07:09

Copyright Control, MusicPublisher - Wayne Shorter, Composer, FeaturedArtist - Art Blakey & The Jazz Messengers, Artist, MainArtist - Walter Davis Jr., FeaturedArtist - Freddy Hubbard, FeaturedArtist

1995 IN+OUT Records 1995 IN+OUT Records

5
Mr. Blakey
Art Blakey & The Jazz Messengers
00:05:20

Donald Harrison, Alto Saxophone - Benny Golson, FeaturedArtist - Horace Silver, Composer, Lyricist - Copyright Control, MusicPublisher - Art Blakey & The Jazz Messengers, Artist, MainArtist - Terence Blanchard, FeaturedArtist - Frank Lacy, Trombone - Brian Lynch, Trumpet - Michele Hendricks, FeaturedArtist - Walter Davis Jr., FeaturedArtist - Jovan Jackson, Tenor Saxophone

1995 IN+OUT Records 1995 IN+OUT Records

6
Drum Battle
Art Blakey
00:01:52

Art Blakey, Composer, Artist, MainArtist - Copyright Control, MusicPublisher - Roy Haynes, Composer, FeaturedArtist

1995 IN+OUT Records 1995 IN+OUT Records

7
Blues March
Art Blakey & The Jazz Messengers
00:15:50

Donald Harrison, FeaturedArtist - Benny Golson, Composer, FeaturedArtist - Copyright Control, MusicPublisher - Wayne Shorter, FeaturedArtist - Curtis Fuller, FeaturedArtist - Roy Haynes, FeaturedArtist - Art Blakey & The Jazz Messengers, Artist, MainArtist - Terence Blanchard, FeaturedArtist - Buster Williams, FeaturedArtist - Frank Lacy, FeaturedArtist - Brian Lynch, FeaturedArtist - Geoff Keezer, FeaturedArtist - Walter Davis Jr., FeaturedArtist - Freddy Hubbard, FeaturedArtist - Jovan Jackson, FeaturedArtist - Jacky McLean, FeaturedArtist

1995 IN+OUT Records 1995 IN+OUT Records

8
Buhaina's Valediction
Art Blakey & The Jazz Messengers
00:01:07

Donald Harrison, Alto Saxophone - Art Blakey, Composer - Copyright Control, MusicPublisher - Art Blakey & The Jazz Messengers, Artist, MainArtist - Frank Lacy, Trombone - Brian Lynch, Trumpet - Jovan Jackson, Tenor Saxophone

1995 IN+OUT Records 1995 IN+OUT Records

9
Interview
Art Blakey
00:12:49

Art Blakey, Composer, Artist, MainArtist - Copyright Control, MusicPublisher - Mike Hennessey, Lyricist, MainArtist

1995 IN+OUT Records 1995 IN+OUT Records

Album Description

Drummer Art Blakey and the 1989 version of his Jazz Messengers (with trumpeter Brian Lynch, tenor saxophonist Javon Jackson, trombonist Frank Lacy, pianist Geoff Keezer and bassist Buster Williams) celebrated the leader's 70th birthday by welcoming back several notable alumni: trumpeters Freddie Hubbard and Terence Blanchard, altoists Jackie McLean and Donald Harrison, tenors Wayne Shorter and Benny Golson, pianist Walter Davis Jr. and trombonist Curtis Fuller. This single CD has some of the highlights of the British concert, although one wishes that the entire date had been released, for some of the musicians only make cameo appearances. Highlights include the opportunities to hear Shorter in this setting (he is well featured on "Lester Left Town") and versions of "Along Came Betty" and "Blues March" that contain short solos from many of the players. In addition, Michele Hendricks sings Horace Silver's words to "Mr. Blakey"; drummer Roy Haynes plays second drums on "Blues March"; and the CD concludes with a nearly-13 minute interview that Mike Hennessey conducted with Blakey in 1976 in which the drummer reminisces about the Jazz Messengers' early days. Well worth picking up.
© Scott Yanow /TiVo

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