℗ 2012 Blue Note Records
Released 2012
Duration 36m 50s
Record Label Blue Note
Genre Jazz

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Art Blakey & The Jazz Messengers

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Art Blakey & The Jazz Messengers
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Art Blakey & The Jazz Messengers
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Art Blakey & The Jazz Messengers
Art Blakey & The Jazz Messengers
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"... represents the artistic zenith of the Messengers ..." - Jazz History Online "This radiant 1964 session comes off sounding like an exhilarating late night show at the Village Vanguard." - Dan Ouellette The Jazz Messengers was an ever-changing group of young musicians assembled by Art Blakey to both inspire and mentor young jazz players, as well as to keep Blakey fresh and full of new ideas. The group served as a training ground for future stars such as Wynton Marsalis and Hank Mobley. This album features Freddie Hubbard, Curtis Fuller, Wayne Shorter, Cedar Walton and Reginald Workman at the very beginning of their musical careers. "I’m gonna stay with the youngsters. When these get too old I’ll get some younger ones. Keeps the mind active.” - Art Blakey
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Recording by Rudy Van Gelder. Cover Photo by Francis Wolf. Cover Design by Reid Miles. Mastered by Alan Yoshida at Dunning-Kruger Mastering.
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