Subject: I have found a CD that I think you would enjoy
|Art Blakey & The Jazz Messengers|
Genres: Jazz, Pop
A magnificent album by the most explosive edition of the Jazz Messengers. The originals include Cedar Walton's intricate title tune played with fire and brilliance, Wayne Shorter's "Children Of The Night," Curtis Fuller's ... more »
A magnificent album by the most explosive edition of the Jazz Messengers. The originals include Cedar Walton's intricate title tune played with fire and brilliance, Wayne Shorter's "Children Of The Night," Curtis Fuller's "Arabia" and Freddie Hubbard's "Crisis" and "Down Under." One of the most memorable records of an amazing era.
Hard, hard bop
Blues Bro | Lakewood, Colorado USA | 05/21/2007
(5 out of 5 stars)
"This album deserves five stars. This is the hardest, meanest hard bop band ever, period. If you enjoyed 'Free for All' arguably the best hard bop album, you will love this one too. The same hard swinging, in your face, hard bop jazz is found here. Blakey' solo on Mosaic is worth the price of admission. Highly recommended."
Recorded in the early 1950's, yet still sounds futuristic
silversurf | Planet of Paint | 11/24/2009
(5 out of 5 stars)
"I have only recently developed an interest in this period of American jazz. So, this is gut reaction of a new convert to this wonderful music. I have heard many tracks from Art Blakey's albums on the radio, but I finally thought I should start collecting his recordings. I liked everything on the album, the horns are magical, but so is everything else. I am no judge of sound quality, and can't compare this to any other versions of the record - maybe they are even better, who knows. But what knocked me out was the wonderful polyphony that is so wild yet controlled just enough, melodic but adventuring into unexpected turns - well I just love it. The other thing that came as a shock was how new and forward-thinking the sounds of this group were, and still are, although they recorded this music 56 years ago. If I had to pick a favorite track it would be Down Under...or Children of the Night, but really they are all very worth hearing."