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Art Blakey And The Jazz Messengers - Paris 1958


Label:  Rca   Catalog #: 61097  
Composer:  VariousBenny GolsonBobby TimmonsCharlie Parker,   ... 
Performer:  Art Blakey
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Jazz Messengers
Number of Discs: 1 
Special Order: This CD requires additional production time and ships within 2-3 weeks.  

This CD is reissued by ArkivMusic.

Notes and Editorial Reviews

Track Listing
1. Blues March
2. Moanin'
3. Whisper Not
4. Now's the Time
5. Out of the Past - (CD only)
6. Evidence
7. Theme, The

Full performer name: Art Blakey & The Jazz Messengers.

Art Blakey & The Jazz Messengers: Art Blakey (drums); Benny Golson (tenor saxophone); Lee Morgan (trumpet); Bobby Timmons (piano); Jymie Merritt (bass).

Producer: Daniel Filipacchi.

Reissue producer: Orrin Keepnews.

Recorded live at the Club St. Germain, Paris, France on December 21, 1958. Includes liner notes by Doug Ramsey.

Personnel: Art Blakey (drums); Benny Golson (tenor saxophone); Lee Morgan
Read more (trumpet); Bobby Timmons (piano).

Liner Note Author: Doug Ramsey.

Recording information: Club St. Germain, Paris, France (12/18/1958-12/19/1958).

For those who prefer the Blue Note MOANIN' era of Art Blakey and his Jazz Messengers, this live set from Paris in 1958 is for you. This classic lineup is a favorite among hard bop fans and this set features them in a rousing performance in front of an excited crowd. It was a triumphant time for the Blakey band, and the audience that packed the Club St. Germain lets them know how much they're appreciated.

Benny Golson was the band's musical director at the time and the group performs three of his most cherished compositions here. The signature "Blues March" gets things rolling with a powerful stomp. Also from the Golson book are the classics "Whisper Not," an elegant piece with an atypically subdued groove, and the equally graceful "Out Of the Past." Of course, no Blakey show would be complete without the soulful romp of Bobby Timmons' "Moanin'," a piece that electrifies the crowd from its familiar opening riff. Also included in this excellent set are spirited readings of Bird's "Now's the Time" and Thelonious Monk's quirky "Evidence," both featuring powerful opening solos by Blakey.

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Works on This Recording

1.
Blues March by Benny Golson
Performer:  Art Blakey (Drums)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Jazz Messengers
2.
Moanin' by Bobby Timmons
Performer:  Art Blakey (Drums)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Jazz Messengers
3.
Whisper Not by Benny Golson
Performer:  Art Blakey (Drums)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Jazz Messengers
4.
Now's the Time by Charlie Parker
Performer:  Art Blakey (Drums)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Jazz Messengers
5.
Out of the Past by Benny Golson
Performer:  Art Blakey (Drums)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Jazz Messengers
6.
Evidence by Thelonious Monk
Performer:  Art Blakey (Drums)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Jazz Messengers
7.
The Theme by Art Blakey
Performer:  Art Blakey (Drums)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Jazz Messengers

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