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A Night At Birdland (Volume 2)

Art Blakey

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Wee Dot (Live At Birdland, New York/1954)
Art Blakey
If I Had You (Live At Birdland, New York/1954)
Art Blakey
Quicksilver (Live At Birdland, New York/1954) (feat. Clifford Brown)
Art Blakey; Clifford Brown
Now's The Time (Live At Birdland, New York/1954)
Art Blakey
Confirmation (Live At Birdland, New York/1954)
Art Blakey
Total Playing Time    37:50
"We should all stand up and applaud Blue Note for rolling the tapes at Birdland ... to put it simply, Blakey and company had clicked that night ..." - All About Jazz "... this golden quintet (is) fronted by standard-setting new trumpet virtuoso Clifford Brown (fearsome uptempo, and a precocious ballad player at 23) and altoist Lou Donaldson, whose tone was Charlie Parker's yawp given an acid bath. Pianist Horace Silver is funky and resourceful as always, on the cusp of his own bandleading career." - Wondering Sound This is the second volume of a classic live album recorded in February 1954 at New York City nightclub Birdland, originally released on 10" vinyl, later repackaged with volume one and additional material on a 12" LP. Drummer Art Blakey leads the quintet, a nascent Jazz Messengers, but this performance is as much about trumpeter Clifford Brown as Blakey. The rest of the excellent quintet includes Lou Donaldson on alto saxophone, Curley Russell on bass and Horace Silver on piano.
192 kHz / 24-bit, 96 kHz / 24-bit PCM – CM BLUE NOTE (A92) Studio Masters

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