Art Blakey – Art Blakey! Jazz Messengers! (1961) [APO Remaster 2011]
PS3 Rip | SACD ISO | DSD64 2.0 > 1-bit/2.8224 MHz | 38:03 minutes | Full Scans included | 1,58 GB
An absolutely wonderful 1961 set from Blakey and company, who demonstrate here how to be note-perfect without leeching away the emotion of a performance. Aside from Blakey’s divine drum work, the standouts include Jaymie Merritt’s trippy bass fingerwork and Wayne Shorter blowing his heart out on tenor sax.
01. А la Mode
04. You Don’t Know What Love Is
05. I Hear a Rhapsody
06. Gee Baby, Ain’t I Good to You
Art Blakey – drums
Lee Morgan – trumpet
Curtis Fuller – trombone
Wayne Shorter – tenor saxophone
Bobby Timmons – piano
Jymie Merritt – bass
Produced by Bob Thiele. Engineered by Rudy Van Gelder.
Recorded on June 13-14, 1961 at Van Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs, NJ.