Thelonious Monk records ‘Monk’s Music’ with John Coltrane, Coleman Hawkins, Art Blakey et al (1957)

Thelonious Monk's 'Monk's Music' is an album recorded on June 26, 1957 by a septet featuring Coleman Hawkins, Art Blakey and John Coltrane and released the same year by Riverside Records.1 . Off Minor (1963) 2 . Epistrophy (Jazz 625) Track Listing : 1.Abide With Me (Henry Francis Lyte, William Henry Monk) - 0:54 . 2.Well, You Needn'T (Thelonious Monk) - 11:24 . 3.Ruby, My Dear (Thelonious Monk)…

Art Blakey records ‘Ugetsu’ with the Jazz Messengers featuring Wayne Shorter and Freddie Hubbard (1963)

'Ugetsu' by Art Blakey and the Jazz Messengers is a live album featuring Wayne Shorter and Freddie Hubbard, recorded on June 16, 1963 at Birdland in New-York and released In October 1963 by Riverside.1 . One By One 2 . On The Ginza (w/ JOHN GILMORE) Track Listing : 1.One By One (Wayne Shorter) - 06:18 . 2.Ugetsu (Cedar Walton) - 11:03 . 3.Time Off (Curtis Fuller) - 04:56 . 4.Ping-Pong (Wayne…

Jimmy Smith records ‘Cool Blues’ in a New-York Club with Lou Donaldson, Art Blakey et al (1958)

Jimmy Smith's 'Cool Blues' is a live album recorded on April 7, 1958 at Small's Paradise in New York City and released in 1978 By Blue Note.Track Listing : 1.Dark Eyes (Traditional) - 11:43 . 2.Groovin' At Small'S (Babs Gonzales) - 12:01 . 3.A Night In Tunisia (Dizzy Gillespie) - 17:04 . 4.Cool Blues (Charlie Parker) - 11:07 Francis WolffALSO READWikipediaJazztimes @ PinterestMusicians : Jimmy…

Riverside tape ‘The Unique Thelonious Monk’ with Art Blakey on drums (1956)

'The Unique Thelonious Monk' is an album of standards recorded on March 17 and April 3, 1956 with Art Blakey on drums and Oscar Pettiford on bass and released the same year by Riverside.Track Listing : 1.Liza (All The Clouds'Ll Roll Away) (George & Ira Gershwin, Gus Kahn) - 03:11 . 2.Memories Of You (Eubie Blakeandy Razaf) - 04:15 . 3.Honeysuckle Rose (Fats Wallerandy Razaf) - 05:32 .…

Art Blakey records ‘The Big Beat’ with Lee Morgan, Wayne Shorter et al (1960)

Art Blakey's 'The Big Beat' is an album recorded on March 6, 1960, with the Jazz Messengers featuring Lee Morgan, Wayne Shorter, Bobby Timmons and Jymie Merritt and released the same year by Blue Note.Track Listing : 1.Enlightenment (Hobart Dotson, Sun Ra) - 05:02 . 2.Saturn (Sun Ra) - 03:37 . 3.Velvet (Sun Ra) - 03:18 . 4.Ancient Aiethopia (Sun Ra) - 09:04 . 5.Hours After (Sun Ra, Everett…

Art Blakey records ‘Drum Suite’ with the Jazz Messengers and his Percussion Ensemble (1956)

Art Blakey's 'Drum Suite' is an album recorded on December 13, 1956 and February 22, 1957 with The Jazz Messengers and the Art Blakey Percussion Ensemble and released the same year by Columbia.Track Listing : 1.The Sacrifice (Art Blakey) - 05:16 . 2.Cubano Chant (Ray Bryant) - 04:01 . 3.Oscalypso (Oscar Pettiford) - 08:48 . 4.Nica'S Tempo (Gigi Gryce) - 08:24 . 5.D'S Dilemma (Mal Waldron) -…

Art Blakey records ‘A Night at Birdland Vol. 1’ with Clifford Brown, Lou Donaldson, Horace Silver et al (1954)

Art Blakey's 'A Night at Birdland Vol. 1' is an album recorded on February 21, 1954, with Clifford Brown, Lou Donaldson, Horace Silver and Curly Russell and released in July 1954 By Blue Note.Track Listing : 1.Announcement By Pee Wee Marquette - 00:58 . 2.Split Kick (Horace Silver) - 08:44 . 3.Once In A While (Bud Green, Michael Edwards) - 05:18 . 4.Quicksilver (Horace Silver) - 06:58 Francis…

Hank Mobley records ‘Soul Station’ with Art Blakey, Wynton Kelly and Paul Chambers (1960)

Hank Mobley's 'Soul Station' is an album recorded on February 7, 1960 with Art Blakey, Wynton Kelly and Paul Chambers and released the same year by Blue Note.Track Listing : 1.Remember (Irving Berlin) - 05:41 . 2.This I Dig Of You (Hank Mobley) - 06:25 . 3.Dig Dis (Hank Mobley) - 06:08 . 4.Split Feelin'S (Hank Mobley) - 04:55 . 5.Soul Station (Hank Mobley) - 09:06 . 6.If I Should Lose You (Ralph…

Horace Silver finishes the recording of ‘Horace Silver & the Jazz Messengers’ featuring Art Blakey (1955)

'Horace Silver & the Jazz Messengers' is an album recorded on November 13, 1954 & February 6, 1955 with Art Blakey and the Jazz Messengers and released in 1955 by Blue Note.Track Listing : 1.Room 608 (Horace Silver) - 05:22 . 2.Creepin' In (Horace Silver) - 07:26 . 3.Stop Time (Horace Silver) - 04:07 . 4.To Whom It May Concern (Horace Silver) - 05:11 . 5.Hippy (Horace Silver) - 05:23 .…

Milt Jackson records the album ‘Plenty, Plenty Soul’ with Cannonball Adderley, Horace Silver, Art Blakey et al (1957)

Milt Jackson's 'Plenty, Plenty Soul' is an album recorded on January 5 & 7, 1957 with Cannonball Adderley, Horace Silver, Oscar Pettiford, Art Blakey, Connie Kay and more guests and released the same year by Atlantic.Track Listing : 1.Plenty, Plenty Soul (Milt Jackson, Quincy Jones) - 09:33 . 2.Boogity Boogity (Quincy Jones) - 04:55 . 3.Heartstrings (Milt Jackson) - 04:53 . 4.Sermonette…

Art Blakey records ‘Keystone 3’ with the Jazz Messengers featuring Wynton Marsalis and Branford Marsalis for Concord Jazz (1982)

Art Blakey's 'Keystone 3' is a live album recorded in January, 1982 with the Jazz Messengers featuring Wynton Marsalis and Branford Marsalis and released in 1982 by Concord Jazz.Track Listing : 1.In Walked Bud (Thelonious Monk) - 08:25 . 2.In A Sentimental Mood (Duke Ellington, Manny Kurtz, Irving Mills) - 07:15 . 3.Fuller Love (Bobby Watson) - 08:49 . 4.Waterfalls (Wynton Marsalis) - 11:28 . 5.A…

Hank Mobley records ‘Roll Call’ with Wynton Kelly, Paul Chambers, Art Blakey and Freddie Hubbard for Blue Note (1960)

Hank Mobley's 'Roll Call' is an album recorded on November 13, 1960 with Wynton Kelly, Paul Chambers, Art Blakey and Freddie Hubbard and released in 1961 by Blue Note.Track Listing : 1.Roll Call (Hank Mobley) - 10:33 . 2.My Groove Your Move (Hank Mobley) - 06:07 . 3.Take Your Pick (Hank Mobley) - 05:27 . 4.A Baptist Beat (Hank Mobley) - 08:54 . 5.The More I See You (Harry Warren, Mack Gordon) -…

Art Blakey records the album ‘Moanin” with the Jazz Messengers for Blue Note (1958)

Art Blakey's 'Moanin'' is an album he recorded on October 30, 1958 with the Jazz Messengers and released in January 1959 by Blue Note.Track Listing : 1.Moanin' (Bobby Timmons) - 09:35 . 2.Are You Real (Benny Golson) - 04:50 . 3.Along Came Betty (Benny Golson) - 06:12 . 4.The Drum Thunder (Miniature) Suite (Benny Golson) - 07:33 . 5.Blues March (Benny Golson) - 06:17 . 6.Come Rain Or Come Shine…

Art Blakey records ‘Caravan,’ an album with the Jazz Messengers (1962)

Art Blakey's 'Caravan' is a studio album recorded on October 23 & 24, 1962 with the Jazz Messengers and released in February 1963 by Riverside.Track Listing : 1.Caravan (Juan Tizol) - 09:46 . 2.Sweet 'N' Sour (Wayne Shorter) - 05:30 . 3.In The Wee Small Hours Of The Morning (David Mann, Bob Hilliard) - 04:05 . 4.This Is For Albert (Wayne Shorter) - 08:20 . 5.Skylark (Hoagy Carmichael, Johnny…

We remember Art Blakey. ‘Art Bop’

This day (October 16, 1990), in New York City, New York, died Art Blakey, was an American jazz drummer.Digest Tracklist : Big Band - Blues March (1988) . w/ The Jazz Messengers - Along Came Betty . w/ The Jazz Messengers, Freddy Hubbard - One By One (1982) . Gipsy Folk Tales (1976) . Drum Solo (1965) . w/ The Jazz Messengers - Dat Dere (1961) . w/ The Jazz Messengers - A Night In Tunisia…

Art Blakey celebrates his 70th birthday with an all-star band (1989)

October 9, 1989 - for his 70th birthday, Art Blakey has invited past members of the Jazz Messengers such as Freddie Hubbard, Terence Blanchard, Curtis Fuller, Jackie McLean, Donald Harrison, Benny Golson, Wayne Shorter, Walter Davis, Jr., Buster Williams, Roy Haynes and Michelle Hendricks at Leverkusen Jazz Festival in Germany

Miles Davis records ‘Dig’ with Jackie McLean, Sonny Rollins and Art Blakey for Prestige (1951)

Miles Davis 'Dig' is an album recorded on October 5, 1951 with Jackie McLean, Sonny Rollins and Art Blakey and released the same year by Prestige.Track Listing : 1.Dig (Miles Davis) - 07:33 . 2.It'S Only A Paper Moon (Harold Arlen, Yip Harburg, Billy Rose) - 05:23 . 3.Denial (Miles Davis) - 05:39 . 4.Bluing (Miles Davis) - 09:55 . 5.Out Of The Blue (Miles Davis) - 06:15 Musicians : Miles Davis…

Jimmy Smith records ‘The Sermon!’ with Lee Morgan, Lou Donaldson, Kenny Burrell, Art Blakey et al (1957)

Jimmy Smith's 'The Sermon!' is an album recorded on August 25, 1957 and February 25, 1958 and released in 1959 by Blue Note.Track listing : 1.The Sermon (Jimmy Smith) – 20:12 . 2.J.O.S. (Jimmy Smith) – 11:56 . 3.Flamingo (Edmund Anderson, Ted Grouya) – 08:02 . Francis WolffALSO READWikipediaJazztimes @ PinterestMusicians : Jimmy Smith – organ . Lee Morgan – trumpet . Lou Donaldson – alto…

Art Blakey records ‘A Night in Tunisia’ with the Jazz Messengers featuring Lee Morgan, Wayne Shorter, Bobby Timmons and Jymie Merritt (1960)

Art Blakey's 'A Night in Tunisia' is an album recorded on August 7 and 14, 1960 with the Jazz Messengers featuring Lee Morgan, Wayne Shorter, Bobby Timmons and Jymie Merritt in 1960 and released the same year by Blue Note.Track listing : . 1.A Night in Tunisia (Dizzy Gillespie, Frank Paparelli) – 11:11 . 2.Sincerely Diana (Wayne Shorter) - 06:47 . 3.So Tired (Bobby Timmons) - 06:36 . 4.Yama…

Art Blakey plays at Montreux Jazz (1983)

July 23, 1983 - Art Blakey plays with Terence Blanchard (tp), Donald Harrison (as), Jean Toussaint (ts), Johnny O'Neal (p), Lonnie Plaxico (b) at "Montreux Jazz Festival", Switzerland

Kenny Dorham records ‘Afro-Cuban’ with Hank Mobley, Horace Silver, Art Blakey et al (1955)

Kenny Dorham's 'Afro-Cuban' is an album recorded on January 30 and March 29, 1955 with Hank Mobley, Horace Silver, Art Blakey et al and released in October 1955 by Blue Note.Track Listing : 1.Afrodisia (Kenny Dorham) - 05:06 . 2.Lotus Flower (Kenny Dorham) - 04:17 . 3.Minor'S Holiday (Kenny Dorham) - 04:27 . 4.Basheer'S Dream (Gigi Gryce) - 05:03 . 5.K.D.'S Motion (Kenny Dorham) - 05:29 . 6.La…

Happy Birthday to Ron Carter. ‘Beau Ron’

This day (May 4, 1937), in Ferndale, Michigan, is born Ron Carter, an American jazz double-bassist. Digest Tracklist : w/ Al Foster & Eli Degibri - United Blues (2019) . Foursight (2018) . You Are My Sunshine (2015) . Golden Striker Trio (2013) . My Funny Valentine (2011) . Dear Miles (2010) . w/ Helen Sung - First Trip (2009) . Autumn Leaves (2006) . Little Walts (1990) . w/ Bobby…

Gil Evans starts the recording of ‘New Bottle Old Wine’ with Cannonball Adderley (1958)

Gil Evans' 'New Bottle Old Wine' is an album featuring Cannonball Adderley as the only soloist, recorded between April 9 and May 26, 1958 and released the same year by World Pacific.Track Listing : 1.St. Louis Blues (W. C. Handy) - 05:26 . 2.King Porter Stomp (Jelly Roll Morton) - 03:19 . 3.Willow Tree (Fats Wallerandy Razaf) - 04:40 . 4.Struttin' With Some Barbeque (Lil Armstrong) - 04:34 .…

Art, Thelonious, Dizzy et al go to Portugal (1971)

November 21, 1971 - The Giants of Jazz - that is Art Blakey (d), Dizzy Gillespie (tp), Al McKibbon (b), Thelonious Monk (p), Sonny Stitt (as, ts) and Kai Winding (tb) - perform at 1º Festival de Jazz de Cascais in Portugal

Al paints, Art drums (1980)

October 22, 1980 - the Youngstown Playhouse, Ohio puts on a special performance where painter Al Bright paints a canvas while Art Blakey and The Jazz Messengers play. Keep an eye on the 19 years old trumpeter Wynton Marsalis; he may have a future.

Prestige Records tape ‘Sonny Rollins with the Modern Jazz Quartet’ (1953)

Sonny Rollins with the Modern Jazz Quartet' is an album (including four tracks performed with the Modern Jazz Quartet) recorded on January 17, December 17, 1951 & October 7, 1953 by Prestige.Track Listing : 1.The Stopper (Sonny Rollins) - 02:59 . 2.Almost Like Being In Love (Alan Jay Lerner, Frederick Loewe) - 03:26 . 3.No Moe (Sonny Rollins) - 03:32 . 4.In A Sentimental Mood (Duke Ellington,…

Major jazz artists celebrate Blue Note 50th Anniversary in Japan (1989)

August 26, 1989 - Art Blakey, Bobby Hutcherson, Bobby Watson, Chick Corea, Dave Weckl, Dianne Reeves, Don Pullen, George Adams, Herbie Hancock, John Patitucci, Les McCann, Lou Rawls, Mulgrew Miller, Robin Eubanks, Ron Carter, Stanley Turrentine, Terrence Blanchard, Tony Williams and many more. They all perform at "Mt. Fuji Jazz Festival 89 with Blue Note" in Japan

We remember Max Roach. ‘Smart Max’

This day (August 16, 2007), in Manhattan, New York, died Max Roach, an American jazz percussionist, drummer, and composer.Digest Tracklist : The Third Eye . W/ Randy Weston Duo (Ii) - Well You Needn'T (1999) . Live In Israel . W/ Dizzy Gillespie – Manteca . Big Sid / It’S Time . w/ Abbey Lincoln - Driva Man (1964) . Drum Solo . w/ Art Blakey & Elvin Jones - Battle . Tracklist : January V .…

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Happy Birthday Stanley Clarke. ‘Mr. Stanley, I Presume’

This day (June 30, 1951), in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, is born Stanley Clarke, an American jazz musician and composer known for his innovative work on both double and electric bass.Tracklist : 1 . School Days (2019) 2 . @ IL Volo Del Jazz (2018) 3 . w/ The Stanley Clarke Band -School Days (2017) 4 . w/ The Stanley Clarke Band - No Mystery (2015) 5 . w/ Beka Gochiashvili | Tbilisi Jazz…

Happy Birthday Donald Harrison. ‘Sax Donald’

This day (June 23, 1960), in New Orleans, Louisiana, is born Donald Harrison, an American jazz saxophonist.Tracklist : 1 . Big Chief (2019) 2 . Charlie Parker w Strings (2018) 3 . Cherokee (2016) 4 . Hu Ta Nay (2015) 5 . w/ Christian Scott – Live In New York (2012) 6 . w/Congo Nation Salon (2011) 7 . Documentary (2011) 8 . w/ Glen David Andrews - When The Saints Go Marching In (2011) 9 . w/ Ali…

Sonny Rollins records ‘The Sound of Sonny’ with Sonny Clark, Roy Haynes, Percy Heath and Paul Chambers (1957)

Sonny Rollins' 'The Sound of Sonny' is an album recorded on June 11, 12 & 19 1957 with Sonny Clark, Roy Haynes and Percy Heath or Paul Chambers and released the same year by Riverside.Track Listing : 1.The Last Time I Saw Paris (Oscar Hammerstein Ii, Jerome Kern) - 02:58 . 2.Just In Time (Betty Comden, Adolph Green, Jule Styne) - 03:59 . 3.Toot, Toot, Tootsie, Goodbye (Ernie Erdman, Ted Fio…

Clifford Brown records ‘Memorial Album,’ his first album for Blue Note (1953)

Clifford Brown's 'Memorial Album' is the first album under his leadership recorded on June 9, 1953 and released in 1956 by Blue Note. Track Listing : 1.Hymn Of The Orient (Gigi Gryce) - 04:07 . 2.Easy Living (Ralph Rainger, Leo Robin) - 03:44 . 3.Minor Mood (Clifford Brown) - 04:34 . 4.Cherokee (Ray Noble) - 03:27 . 5.Wail Bait (Quincy Jones) - 04:02 . 6.Brownie Speaks (Clifford Brown) - 03:46 .…

Happy Birthday Kenny G. ‘Super G’

This day (June 5, 1956), in Seattle, Washington, is born Kenneth Bruce Gorelick a.k.a Kenny G, an American contemporary and smooth jazz saxophonist.Tracklist : 1 . Midnight Motion (1988) 2 . w/ Stevie Wonder – Besame Mucho (2009) 3 . w/David Foster & Friends - Love Theme From St. Elmo'S Fire (2008) 4 . w/ Yolanda Adams - I Believe I Can Fly (2004) 5 . The Moment 6 . w/ Michael Bolton - How Am…

We Remember Coleman Hawkins. ‘The True Mister Bean’

This day (May 19, 1969), in New York City, New York, died Coleman Hawkins, an American jazz tenor saxophonist.Digest Tracklist : Disorder At The Border . With Lester Young . With Harry Edison . South Of France Blues . Body and Soul (1967) . With Charlie Parker (1950) . Tracklist : Greensleeves . Body And Soul . La Rosita . Smoke Gets in Your Eyes . Desafinado . One Note Samba (Samba De Uma Nota…

Thelonious Monk records the second session of ‘Monk’ for Prestige (1954)

Thelonious Monk's 'Monk' is an album recorded on November 13, 1953 and May 11, 1954 with two different quintets and released in 1954 By Prestige.Track Listing : 1.We See (Thelonious Monk) - 05:16 . 2.Smoke Gets In Your Eyes (Otto Harbach, Jerome Kern ) - 04:34 . 3.Locomotive (Thelonious Monk) - 06:23 . 4.Hackensack (Thelonious Monk) - 05:13 . 5.Let'S Call This - 5:08 . 6.Think Of One…