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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

Thelonious Monk records ‘Monk’s Music’ with John Coltrane,…

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. 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, […]

This week In Jazz Legends 07

Chet Baker, Ornette Coleman, Sonny Rollins, Benny Goodman, Jimmy Dorsey, Lester Bowie, Henry Mancini, Art Blakey, Jazz Messengers, Marcus Miller, Gil Evans Orchestra, Roy Hargrove, Karriem Riggins, Spyro Gyra. They are the “Jazz Legends” performers selected among the 271 Posts we publish this week. Here, they are reunited in one glorious playlist. Enjoy! Tracklist 1 […]

‘Sonny Rollins records ‘Vol. 2’ with Thelonious Monk and…

‘Sonny Rollins, Vol. 2’ is an album recorded by Rollins on April 14, 1957 with Thelonious Monk and Horace Silver (both on the Monk composition ‘Misterioso’) and released the same year by Blue Note. Track Listing : 1.Why Don’T I? (Sonny Rollins)- 05:44 . 2.Wail March (Sonny Rollins)- 06:11 . 3.Misterioso (Thelonious Monk, Denzil Best)- […]

Jimmy Smith records ‘Cool Blues’ in a New-York Club with Lou…

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 […]

Riverside tape ‘The Unique Thelonious Monk’ with Art Blakey on…

‘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 […]

Julian ‘Cannonball’ Adderley records ‘Somethin’…

Julian ‘Cannonball’ Adderley’s ‘Somethin’ Else’ is an album recorded on March 9, 1958 with Miles Davis and released the same year by Blue Note. Track Listing : 1.Autumn Leaves (Joseph Kosma, Johnny Mercer, Jacques Prévert) – 10:55 . 2.Love For Sale (Cole Porter) – 07:01 . 3.Somethin’ Else (Miles Davis) – 08:15 . 4.One For […]

The Jazz Gotha relaunches Blue Note (1985)

February 22, 1985 – for the relaunch of the Blue Note Records label, its President Bruce Lundvall has summoned the Jazz Gotha at The Town Hall in New York City (USA). Consider this : Art Blakey, Ron Carter, Jack DeJohnette, Herbie Hancock, Freddie Hubbard, Michel Petrucciani, Jimmy Smith, Stanley Turrentine, McCoy Tyner and Grover Washington, […]

Art Blakey records ‘Drum Suite’ with the Jazz Messengers and his…

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 […]

Art Blakey records ‘A Night at Birdland Vol. 1’ with Clifford…

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 […]