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 Mode (Curtis Fuller) – 10:36

Musicians : Wynton Marsalis – Trumpet . Branford Marsalis – Alto Saxophone . Bill Pierce – Tenor Saxophone . Donald Brown – Piano . Charles Fambrough – Bass . The Jazz Messengers – Band

Production : Produced By Frank Dorritie . Graeme Brown – Mastering . Phil Delancie – Assistant Engineer . Phil Edwards – Engineer, Mixing . George Horn – Mastering . Bill Steele – Assistant Engineer . Ted White – Engineer

Package : Jill Simonsen – Package Design . Abbey Anna – Art Direction . Frank Dorritie – Liner Notes . Dick Hendler – Art Direction

Recorded In January, 1982 At Keystone Korner In San Francisco.

Released In 1982 By Concord Jazz.


Enjoy the Music
So if you are a hardcore Bop fan and own a turntable, this is a must have. The taps on the cymbals are clean crisp and full of air. The bass (as always) is firm and delivered by the truckload. The vinyl is flat as a pancake. […]

This is hard-bop with on Wynton and Watson’s tracks (3 and 4) some improvisational elements which, to my taste at least, at times depart a little too much from the melody and venture into more frantic lines. Having said that, it’s one of those things where upon repeated listening one can discover more and more in these tracks. […]

Of the many live recordings with different Jazz Messengers lineups, this ranks among their bestand is a springboard for what the Marsalis brothers would offer as artists in their own right. With Blakey, this combination was special. […]


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