Art Blakey And His Jazz Messengers Art's Break! (1972)

Art Blakey And His Jazz Messengers - Chippin' In (1990) {2015 Japan Timeless Jazz Master Collection Complete Series}

Art Blakey And His Jazz Messengers - Chippin' In (1990) {2015 Japan Timeless Jazz Master Collection Complete Series}
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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 His Jazz Messengers - Art's Break! (1972) {2014 Japan Studio Songs Remaster YZSO Series}

Art Blakey and His Jazz Messengers - Art's Break! (1972) {2014 Japan Studio Songs Remaster YZSO Series}
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© 2014 Studio Songs Japan | YZSO-10048 | Mono
Jazz / Hard Bop

Art's Break! captured the legendary drummer and bandleader Art Blakey and his Messengers in Oslo and Tunis in 1969. This version of the Jazz Messengers consisted of Bill Hardman on trumpet, David Schnitter on tenor sax, Mickey Tucker on piano and Cameron Brown on bass. At least that's the information provided by Joker, the original European label who released this material. However, there are some questions regarding the accuracy of this information. The Japanese annotator for this release notes that if the listed personnel is correct these performances must have been recorded in the mid 1970s. Some also claim that the trumpeter is Woody Shaw and the (soprano) sax player is Carter Jefferson.
Art Blakey and The Jazz Messengers - Child's Dance (1972) {2014 Japan Prestige Masters Collection 1000 Series}

Art Blakey and The Jazz Messengers - Child's Dance (1972) {2014 Japan Prestige Masters Collection 1000 Series}
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© 1972, 2014 Prestige / Concord / Universal Music Japan | UCCO-90294 / UCCO-9884 (Prestige PR 10047)
Jazz / Hard Bop / Contemporary Jazz / Drums

After several years of few recordings, Art Blakey's Jazz Messengers re-emerged with totally new personnel on this Prestige LP. The strongest performance is a quartet feature for the great trumpeter Woody Shaw on "I Can't Get Started," but the other three selections (which include such musicians as George Cables or John Hicks on keyboards, bassist Stanley Clarke and Ramon Morris on reeds) are also worth hearing and sound surprisingly "contemporary" for the time. An interesting set.
Art Blakey And The Jazz Messengers - Child's Dance (Prestige PRST-10047) (US 1972) (Vinyl 24-96 & 16-44.1)

Art Blakey And The Jazz Messengers - Child's Dance
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Cat#: Prestige PRST-10047 | Country/Year: US 1972 | Genre: Jazz, Hard bop

Along with Kenny Clarke and Max Roach, he was one of the inventors of the modern bebop style of drumming. He is known as a powerful musician and a vital groover; his brand of bluesy, funky hard bop was and continues to be profoundly influential on mainstream jazz. For more than 30 years his band, Art Blakey and the Jazz Messengers included many young musicians who went on to become prominent names in jazz. The band's legacy is thus not only known for the often exceptionally fine music it produced, but as a proving ground for several generations of jazz musicians; Blakey's groups are matched only by those of Miles Davis in this regard
Art Blakey And The Jazz Messengers - Hard Drive (1957/2013) [Official Digital Download 24/96]

Art Blakey And The Jazz Messengers - Hard Drive (1957/2013)
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Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Front cover

The Jazz Messengers was a group of young musicians organized by Art Blakey to both inspire and mentor young jazz players, as well as to keep Blakey inspired and full of new ideas. The group went on to serve as a training ground for such luminaries as Hank Mobley and Wynton Marsalis. Hard Drive was recorded in 1957 and was originally released on the Bethlehem label.
Art Blakey And The Jazz Messengers - For Minors Only (1957) {Charly Records CD Charly 23 rel 1986}

Art Blakey And The Jazz Messengers - For Minors Only (1957) {Charly Records CD Charly 23 rel 1986}
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© 1957, 1986 Charly Records | CD Charly 23
Jazz / Hard Bop

An early Blakey line-up in the years before Mobley/Timmons came on the scene – late 1957. Lets get real here, there is no world shortage of Art Blakey records. The interest is in Hardman and Griffin, a punchy and vigorous front line.
Art Blakey And The Jazz Messengers - Not Yet (1988) {Soul Note rel 2005}

Art Blakey And The Jazz Messengers - Not Yet (1988) {Soul Note rel 2005}
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© 1988, 2005 JazzIt / Soul Note | JCD12
Jazz / Hard Bop / Drums

The 1988 edition of The Jazz Messengers, which drummer Art Blakey had been leading for 33 years, showed a great deal of promise. Comprised of trumpeter Philip Harper (soon to form The Harper Brothers), trombonist Robin Eubanks, the tenor of Javon Jackson, pianist Benny Green and bassist Peter Washington, this band (whose average age without counting Blakey was around 25) performs one original apiece by Green and Jackson along with five older songs on this enjoyable release. The music may not have contained too many surprises or been startlingly new, but the results are quite pleasing.
Art Blakey And The Jazz Messengers - Reflections In Blue (1978) {2015 Japan Timeless Jazz Master Collection Complete Series}

Art Blakey And The Jazz Messengers - Reflections In Blue (1978) {2015 Japan Timeless Jazz Master Collection Complete Series}
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© 1978, 2015 Timeless Records / Solid Records Japan / Ultra-Vibe | CDSOL-6395
Jazz / Hard Bop / Drums

Reissue with the latest remastering. Features original cover artwork. The 1978 Jazz Messengers was one of Art Blakey's strongest groups in years, although it would soon be overshadowed by its successor (which introduced a young Wynton Marsalis). With trumpeter Valerie Ponomarev, altoist Bobby Watson and a tenor saxophonist forming a potent frontline and new material from each of the principals (plus pianist James Williams) in addition to a lengthy ballad medley, this is a fine all-around set, last available on LP.
Art Blakey And The Jazz Messengers - In My Prime Vol. 2 (1977) {2015 Japan Timeless Jazz Master Collection Complete Series}

Art Blakey And The Jazz Messengers - In My Prime Vol. 2 (1977) {2015 Japan Timeless Jazz Master Collection Complete Series}
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© 1977, 2015 Timeless Records / Solid Records Japan / Ultra-Vibe | CDSOL-6366
Jazz / Hard Bop / Drums

Reissue with the latest remastering. Features original cover artwork. Comes with a descripton in Japanese. Leader of The Jazz Messengers at the time of this recording for over 22 years, drummer Art Blakey was still discovering new talent. In addition to altoist Bobby Watson, trumpeter Valeri Ponomarev and David Schnitter on tenor, this particular session introduced the great pianist James Williams to The Messenger fold. Despite the changes in musical fashions, Art Blakey and his hard-bop institution were still turning out new material and solos in the late '70s that sound fresh and alive today.
Art Blakey And The Jazz Messengers - In My Prime Vol. 1 (1977) {2015 Japan Timeless Jazz Master Collection Complete Series}

Art Blakey And The Jazz Messengers - In My Prime Vol. 1 (1977) {2015 Japan Timeless Jazz Master Collection Complete Series}
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© 1977, 2015 Timeless Records / Solid Records Japan / Ultra-Vibe | CDSOL-6365
Jazz / Hard Bop / Drums

Reissue with the latest remastering. Features original cover artwork. Comes with a descripton in Japanese. Leader of The Jazz Messengers at the time of this recording for over 22 years, drummer Art Blakey was still discovering new talent. In addition to altoist Bobby Watson, trumpeter Valeri Ponomarev and David Schnitter on tenor, this particular session introduced the great pianist James Williams to The Messenger fold. Despite the changes in musical fashions, Art Blakey and his hard-bop institution were still turning out new material and solos in the late '70s that sound fresh and alive today.