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

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Musicians : Art Blakey – Drums . Clifford Brown – Trumpet . Lou Donaldson – Sax (Alto) . Curly Russell – Bass . Horace Silver – Piano

Production : Produced By Alfred Lion Rudy Van Gelder – Engineer, Mastering

Package : Bob Bluementhal – Liner Notes . Leonard Feather – Liner Notes . John Hermansader – Cover Design . Reid Miles – Cover Design . Francis Wolff asterisques RVM – Photography

Recorded On February 21, 1954 At Birdland, New York City.

Released In July 1954 By Blue Note.

(Source Art Blakey – A Night at Birdland Vol. 1 | Official Website)


All About Jazz
We should all stand up right now and applaud Alfred Lion and Rudy Van Gelder of Blue Note Records for rolling the tapes at Birdland on a February night in 1954. […]

comusduke @ RateYourMusic
My self, I would have gladly welcomed a little more bombast from both Donaldson and Russelland prefered some more diversityand now have a good excuse for taking off an ½ star… […]

This recording, as well as subsequent editions of these performances, launches an initial breakthrough for Blakey and modern jazz in generaland defines the way jazz music could be heard for decades thereafter. Everybody must own copies of all volumes of A Night at Birdland. […]


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