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Art Blakey & The Jazz Messengers ‎Just Coolin' LP 180g Vinyl Blue Note Records RTI 2020 USA

Art Blakey & The Jazz Messengers ‎Just Coolin' LP 180g Vinyl Blue Note Records RTI 2020 USA Maximize
Artist: Art Blakey
Title: Just Coolin'
Catalog Number: B003164201 / ST-64201
Label: Blue Note
Reissued by: Blue Note
Barcode: 602508650239
Original release year: 1959
Reissue year: 2020
Number of discs: 1
Revolutions per minute: 33⅓ rpm
Disc size: 12"
Vinyl Weight Grade: 180gr
Total Item Weight: 282gr
Pressing country: USA
For Market Release in: USA
Added to catalog on: December 25, 2020
Note: Never eligible for any further discounts
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Unit Price: 24,95 €

Reference: BN334201JK

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A never before released Blue Note studio date by Art Blakey & The Jazz Messengers recorded at Rudy Van Gelder's studio on March 8, 1959. Featuring the legendary drummer along with trumpeter Lee Morgan, tenor saxophonist Hank Mobley, pianist Bobby Timmons, and bassist Jymie Merritt. Blue Note presents this essential recording on all-analog 180g vinyl LP mastered by Kevin Gray.

 

 

  • Never before released
  • Includes two previously unissued compositions
  • All-analog 180-gram Vinyl LP
  • Cut by Kevin Gray at Cohearent Audio
  • Pressed at RTI, USA
  • USA Version

 

 

A never-before-released studio date by Art Blakey & The Jazz Messengers recorded at Rudy Van Gelder's Hackensack, New Jersey studio on March 8, 1959, and featuring the legendary drummer – whose centennial was celebrated in 2019 – along with trumpeter Lee Morgan, tenor saxophonist Hank Mobley, pianist Bobby Timmons, and bassist Jymie Merritt. The six-song set includes two previously unissued compositions: "Quick Trick" and "Jimerick." Blue Note presents the essential collection on all-analog 180g vinyl LP mastered by Kevin Gray.


The session for Just Coolin' finds The Jazz Messengers' saxophone chair in transition. The band had last recorded in October 1958 when they cemented their place in jazz history with the classic album Moanin' featuring Benny Golson on tenor saxophone. By July 1959, Blakey had recruited tenor saxophonist Wayne Shorter who would remain a fixture of the band until 1964. The interim saw the return of Mobley, who was a charter member of The Jazz Messengers when the band first formed in 1954 and appeared on their debut recording The Jazz Messengers At The Café Bohemia in 1955. Mobley also filled an important role as the band's resident composer. In fact, three of the six tracks on Just Coolin' were written by Mobley: "Hipsippy Blues," "M&M," and "Just Coolin'."


However, five weeks after the studio session Blue Note founder and producer Alfred Lion decided to record the band again at the legendary club Birdland in New York City on April 15, 1959, capturing an assured live recording that included four of the six titles that had been recorded in March. The Birdland sessions ended up superseding the studio date when Lion instead released the two-volume live album Art Blakey & The Jazz Messengers At The Jazz Corner Of The World later that year.


"In 2020, it's great to find more Morgan, Mobley and Timmons in their prime," writes Bob Blumenthal in the liner notes for Just Coolin'. "The music had clearly settled in during the month that separated studio and live versions, but the fire of these six tracks has an appeal of its own." Now, 61 years later jazz fans all over the world will have the chance to listen for themselves!

 


Musicians:


Art Blakey, drums
Lee Morgan, trumpet
Hank Mobley, tenor saxophone
Bobby Timmons, piano
Jymie Merritt, bass

 

Track Listing:

 

01. Hipsippy Blues
02. Close Your Eyes
03. Jimerick
04. Quick Trick
05. M&M
06. Just Coolin'

 

Click here to listen to samples on YouTube.com

 

 


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