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Art Blakey & The Jazz Messengers – Keystone 3


The Jazz Messengers are a musical balancing act, a study in contrasts, much like Art Blakey himself. As an ensemble, this is perhaps the most dynamic and expressive sextet Art has ever fronted. The contouring of arrangements, phrasing within the charts, and the repertoire itself constitute a lesson in musicality.


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Wynton Marsalis’s final recording as a member of Art Blakey’s Jazz Messengers finds his brother Branford taking Bobby Watson’s place on alto. The remainder of this superb sextet includes tenor saxophonist Bill Pierce, pianist Donald Brown, bassist Charles Fambrough and the veteran drummer/leader. All concerned sound in top form on both new (Wynton’s “Waterfalls” and Watson’s “Fuller Love”) and old (“In Walked Bud” and “In a Sentimental Mood”) material alike. Mostly high-powered hard bop in the best tradition of The Jazz Messengers.

Translucent RED vinyl LP


1. In Walked Bud
2. In A Sentimental Mood
1. Fuller Love
2. Controversy
1. Waterfalls
1. A La Mode



Additional information

Weight 0.760 kg
Dimensions 32.0 × 32.0 × 2.0 cm