Art Blakey – Art Blakey! Jazz Messengers! (1961) [APO Remaster 2011] SACD ISO

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
02. Invitation
03. Circus
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.


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