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Art Blakey's Jazz Messengers - Hard Drive (1957/2014) High-Fidelity FLAC Stereo 24bit/96kHz


16-05-2018, 05:01. Author: hdsound
Art Blakey's Jazz Messengers - Hard Drive (1957/2014) High-Fidelity FLAC Stereo 24bit/96kHz

Artist: Art Blakey's Jazz Messengers
Title: Hard Drive
Genre: Jazz, Hard Bop
Label: © Bethlehem Records | Verse Music Group
Release Date: 1957 (BCP-6023)/2014
Quality: High-Fidelity FLAC 2.0 Mono 96kHz/24bit
Source: e-Onkyo
Duration: 00:41:39
Recorded: NYC, October 9, 11, 1957

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.


The final recording by the second version of Art Blakey's Jazz Messengers features trumpeter Bill Hardman, tenor saxophonist Johnny Griffin, either Junior Mance or Sam Dockery on piano and bassist Spanky DeBrest along with leader/drummer Blakey performing four group originals, two Jimmy Heath compositions and the obscure "Late Spring." Although this was not the most famous edition of The Messengers, it set a standard that its successors would uphold to, training its members to be bandleaders in their own right. The music on this album is typical hard bop of the period, well played and full of enthusiasm and fire. --AllMusic Review by Scott Yanow


Tracklist:
1. For Minors Only 5:47
2. Right Down Front 4:30
3. Deo-X 5:47
4. Sweet Sakeena 5:04
5. For Miles And Miles 5:24
6. Krafty 6:33
7. Late Spring 5:36


Personnel:
Art Blakey, drums
Bill Hardman, trumpet
Johnny Griffin, tenor saxophone
Junior Mance (#1,2,4-7), Sam Dockery (#3), piano
Spanky DeBrest, bass


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