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Art Blakey and The Jazz Messengers - Vol. 2: Mission Eternal [Recorded 1973] (1995)

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Art Blakey and The Jazz Messengers - Vol. 2: Mission Eternal [Recorded 1973] (1995)

Art Blakey & The Jazz Messengers - Vol. 2: Mission Eternal [Recorded 1973] (1995)
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+.cue+log) - 478 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps (LAME 3.93) - 174 MB | Covers - 16 MB
Genre: Jazz, Hard Bop | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: Prestige Records (PRCD-24159-2)

The second of two CDs that reissue the music from three Art Blakey LPs plus additional material (reshuffling the order to make it more logical), this set features trumpeter Woody Shaw, Carter Jefferson on tenor and soprano, Cedar Walton on keyboards, bassist Mickey Bass, Tony Waters on congas and the drummer/leader plus three guests: guitarist Michael Howell, trombonist Steve Turre and (on "Moanin"' and "Along Came Betty"), singer Jon Hendricks. Shaw is in excellent form and Blakey propels and inspires his sidemen as usual. In addition to the two vocals, the nine instrumentals (which had originally been divided between the LPs Buhaina and Athenagin) are consistently swinging and well worth hearing.

VA - The Original Jazz Album: 16 Of The Finest Cuts From The Legends Of Jazz (2004) [Re-Up]

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VA - The Original Jazz Album: 16 Of The Finest Cuts From The Legends Of Jazz (2004) [Re-Up]

VA - The Original Jazz Album: 16 Of The Finest Cuts From The Legends Of Jazz (2004)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 503 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 178 Mb | Scans included
Genre: Jazz | Label: EMI Gold | # 7243 8 64319 2 9 | Time: 01:16:21

16 tracks. Herbie Hancock, Miles Davis, John Coltrane, Art Blakey & The Jazz Messengers, Nat King Cole & The George Shearing Quintet, Buddy Rich, Horace Silver, Peggy Lee, Cannonball Adderley, Count Basie Orchestra, Louis Armstrong & Duke Ellington, Stan Getz, Donald Byrd, Dexter Gordon, Dinah Washington, Charlie Parker.

Art Blakey & The Jazz Messengers - Moanin' (Blue Note Classic Vinyl Series) (1958/2021) [Vinyl-Rip]

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Art Blakey & The Jazz Messengers - Moanin' (Blue Note Classic Vinyl Series) (1958/2021) [Vinyl-Rip]

Art Blakey & The Jazz Messengers - Moanin' (Blue Note Classic Vinyl Series) (1958/2021)
Vinyl Rip | FLAC (tracks) - 342 Mb | MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 200 Mb | Artwork included | 00:40:23
Jazz, Hard Bop | Label: Blue Note Records

More than any other album in the canon of Art Blakey & The Jazz Messengers, 1958’s Moanin’—featuring the great drummer with trumpeter Lee Morgan, tenor saxophonist Benny Golson, pianist Bobby Timmons, and bassist Jymie Merritt—was the perfect crystallization of the band’s bluesy, soulful sound, and it still stands today as perhaps the most quintessential hard bop recording of all-time. Originally self-titled, the album was later renamed Moanin’ due to the popularity of Timmons’ unforgettable opening track. The album also introduced several indelible Golson compositions that would become standards of the jazz songbook including “Along Came Betty” and “Blues March.” This Blue Note Classic Vinyl Edition is all-analog, mastered by Kevin Gray from the original master tapes, and pressed on 180g vinyl at Optimal.

V.A. - Americans In Paris: The City Of Love And All That Jazz [Recorded 1952-1959, 10CD Box Set] (2012)

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V.A. - Americans In Paris: The City Of Love And All That Jazz [Recorded 1952-1959, 10CD Box Set] (2012)

V.A. - Americans In Paris: The City Of Love And All That Jazz [Recorded 1952-1959, 10CD Box Set] (2012)
EAC Rip | FLAC (image+.cue+log) - 3,49 GB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps (LAME 3.93) - 1,48 GB | Covers - 23 MB
Genre: Jazz, Mainstream Jazz, Hard Bop, Bop, Vocal Jazz | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: The Intense Media (233569)

This 10 CD set offers an exciting overview of some of the most important recordings made by American jazz stars in Paris in the Fifties. They are milestones of Modern Jazz, Bebop and Hard Bop recorded by some of the most important players of the time, including Dizzy Gillespie, Art Blakey & The Jazz Messengers, Lionel Hampton, Chet Baker, Sarah Vaughan, Mary Lou Williams, Lester Young and Donald Byrd. Treated like second class citizens at home, many American jazz stars not only got more recognition and respect in the French capital, but found much better playing conditions as well. From concert-halls like "L'Olympia" to the clubs of the "Latin Quarter" they were appreciated and celebrated, and their music met with a glowing enthusiasm.

Jazz Icons: Art Blakey & The Jazz Messengers Live in '58 (2006)

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Jazz Icons: Art Blakey & The Jazz Messengers Live in '58 (2006)

Jazz Icons: Art Blakey & The Jazz Messengers Live in '58 (2006)
DVDRip | MKV | AVC 720x480, ~ 1.7 Mbps | 0hr 54mn | 733 MB
English: AC3, 2 ch, 192 kbps | Subtitles: None
Genre: Documentary, Music, Jazz

Jazz Icons: Art Blakey & The Jazz Messengers features what many consider to be one of the finest line-ups in the history of jazz—Art Blakey (Drums), Bobby Timmons (Piano), Jymie Merritt (Bass), Benny Golson (Sax) and the legendary trumpet player, Lee Morgan. Lost for nearly 50 years, this historic 55-minute concert, filmed in Belgium in 1958, one month to the day after they recorded their masterpiece Moanin', is the only known visual document of this influential band who were together for only six months.

VA - Jazz Juice #1 (1985) Complied by Gilles Peterson, Expanded Reissue 1994

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VA - Jazz Juice #1 (1985) Complied by Gilles Peterson, Expanded Reissue 1994

VA - Jazz Juice #1 (1985) Complied by Gilles Peterson, Expanded Reissue 1994
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 393 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 164 Mb | Scans included
Label: Beechwood Music, Street Sounds | # SOUNDSCD2 | Time: 00:57:45
Bop, Swing, Cool, Mainstream Jazz, Vocal Jazz, Latin Jazz, Jazz-Funk, Soul-Jazz

Compiled by the man largely responsible for the 'acid jazz' movement [a tongue in cheek answer to 'acid house'!], Jazz Juice was Gilles Peterson's first series of compilations made when he was still in his early twenties. The selections across these eight volumes were lovingly compiled and came to represent what was to be a resurgence of interest in all things 'cool' in jazz in the eighties, when jazz was brought to the club dancefloors via DJ sets for the first time and lost Afro-Cuban & Latin Jazz, rare grooves and Blue Note releases were keenly revived. Miles Davis, Art Blakey, Sergio Mendes, Jon Hendricks, Marcos Valle, Woody Herman, Dave Brubeck, and more..

VA - The Best Of Blue Note (1991)

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VA - The Best Of Blue Note (1991)

VA - The Best Of Blue Note (1991)
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 375 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 165 Mb | Scans ~ 63 Mb
Hard Bop, Soul-Jazz, Modal | Label: Blue Note | # CDP 7 96110 2 | Time: 01:11:59

Granted, a single-disc overview of Blue Note's finest recordings can't help but offer listeners more than a myopic view of the label's true scope, but for jazz neophytes, this nine-track collection will undoubtedly serve as a tantalizing taste of the company's riches. The song selection, though lacking few surprises, is consistently wonderful – how could a disc featuring John Coltrane's "Blue Train," Herbie Hancock's "Maiden Voyage," Horace Silver's "Song for My Father" and Lee Morgan's "The Sidewinder" be anything but? – and purists' complaints aside, for new fans it's a solid introduction to the Blue Note magic.

Art Blakey & The Jazz Messengers - 'S Make It (1964) Japanese Remastered 2002 [Re-Up]

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Art Blakey & The Jazz Messengers - 'S Make It (1964) Japanese Remastered 2002 [Re-Up]

Art Blakey & The Jazz Messengers - 'S Make It (1964) Japanese Remastered 2002
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 253 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 118 Mb | Scans included
Bop, Hard Bop | Label: Limelight | # UCCM-9098 | Time: 00:35:32

This edition of Art Blakey's Jazz Messengers is an unusual one. The personnel includes Blakey veterans Lee Morgan (returning to the band after some success as a leader), Curtis Fuller, and Victor Sproles, along with John Hicks (who appeared on three other Blakey records) and the tenor saxophonist John Gilmore (of Sun Ra fame) in his only appearance with the band. As was typical of Blakey-led groups, the emphasis is on original material by its members; the one Broadway show tune included, "Faith," is from a long since forgotten I Had a Ball. Morgan's driving blues "'S Make It" is easily the highlight of the session, though Hicks' richly voiced "Waltz for Ruth" and Fuller's Latin-flavored "Little Hughie" also deserve to be better known than they are. It's a shame that this was the only recording by this particular lineup of the Jazz Messengers, as Gilmore's strong blowing complements Morgan very well.

Art Blakey & The Jazz Messengers - Just Coolin' (2020)

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Art Blakey & The Jazz Messengers - Just Coolin' (2020)

Art Blakey & The Jazz Messengers - Just Coolin' (2020)
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+log+.cue) - 281 Mb | MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 96 Mb | 00:39:02
Jazz, Hard Bop | Label: Blue Note Records

Blue Note will issue a never-before-released studio album by Art Blakey & the Jazz Messengers, Just Coolin’, on 17 July. It was recorded on 8 March 1959 in the Hackensack, New Jersey studio of feted recording engineer Rudy Van Gelder.

VA - From Latin... To Jazz Dance, Volume 1-5 (2003) 5 CD [Re-Up]

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VA - From Latin... To Jazz Dance, Volume 1-5 (2003) 5 CD [Re-Up]

VA - From Latin… To Jazz Dance, Volume 1-5 (2003) 5 CD
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 1.6 Gb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 683 Mb | Scans included
Genre: Latin Jazz, Samba Jazz, Bossa Nova | Time: 04:47:09

This is series of seriously intoxicating Latin and American Bossa-Samba-Jazz sounds! It all began in the '50s when composer Antonio Carlos Jobim, inspired by West Coast Jazz, helped to form a new music that blended together gentle Brazilian Samba rhythms and melodies with cool-toned improvising. These compilations contain the results of Jobim's influential musical experiment, as they feature a myriad of artists serving up a cocktail blend of rare original Brazilian and American Bossa Nova and Jazz from the 60's. Each volume comes complete with a different sexy vixen on each of the covers…and we do mean SEXY! Includes 80 tracks featuring classic performances by Les McCann, Mongo Santamaria, Cal Tjader, The Champs, Lalo Schifrin, Nina Simone, Stan Getz, Art Blakey, Mel Torme, Peggy Lee, Dizzy Gillespie, Herbie Mann, Kenny Burrell, Mose Allison, Candido, Xavier Cugat & His Orchestra, Sergio Mendes & Brasil 66 and many more.

Art Blakey - A Night in Tunisia (2020)

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Art Blakey - A Night in Tunisia (2020)

Art Blakey - A Night in Tunisia (2020)
FLAC tracks | 3:29:42 | 1,3 Gb
Genre: Jazz / Label: Before 1962 Recordings

Leader of the Jazz Messengers, emblem of the hard bop current, drummer Art Blakey has made jazz history by redefining the roles of drummer and conductor in an ensemble. This mythical formation was a springboard for many exceptional musicians such as Wayne Shorter, Keith Jarrett, Jackie McLean or Branford Marsalis. Influenced by African percussion, his soloist technique is fully illustrated on his record Orgy in Rhythm (1957) which testifies to his virtuosity and his sense of rhythm out of the ordinary.

Art Blakey & The Jazz Messengers - At The Café Bohemia Vol. 2 (1956) [RVG Edition 2001]

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Art Blakey & The Jazz Messengers - At The Café Bohemia Vol. 2 (1956) [RVG Edition 2001]

Art Blakey & The Jazz Messengers - At The Cafe Bohemia Vol. 2 (1956) [RVG Edition 2001]
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+.cue+log) - 322 MB | Covers - 47 MB
Genre: Jazz, Hard Bop | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: Blue Note (7243 5 32149 2 0)

Volume deux of the 1955 Cafe Bohemia sessions from Art Blakey's second edition Jazz Messengers is better than the first. The music is more energetic, cohesive, and pushes the hard bop farther. Where the first volume featured compositions of newly recruited trumpeter Kenny Dorham, it is tenor saxophonist Hank Mobley asserting himself on the bandstand with his set pieces that formed the foundation of the first studio edition of the quintet that included Donald Byrd. Here, Mobley does not defer to Dorham, pushing his sound forward without compromising his vision. "Sportin' Crowd" is definitely an ear opener, a straight-ahead, hard bop gem based on the changes of the Sonny Rollins' classic "Tenor Madness"…

Art Blakey & The Jazz Messengers - At The Café Bohemia Vol. 1 (1956) [RVG Edition 2001]

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Art Blakey & The Jazz Messengers - At The Café Bohemia Vol. 1 (1956) [RVG Edition 2001]

Art Blakey & The Jazz Messengers - At The Cafe Bohemia Vol. 1 (1956) [RVG Edition 2001]
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+.cue+log) - 303 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps (LAME 3.93) - 152 MB | Covers - 46 MB
Genre: Jazz, Hard Bop | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: Blue Note (7243 5 32148 2 1)

This is Art Blakey's early period Jazz Messengers featuring trumpeter Kenny Dorham, saxophonist Hank Mobley, bassist Doug Watkins, and pianist Horace Silver. This first volume of live performance from the Cafe Bohemia in New York City circa late 1955 is a rousing set of hard bop by the masters who signified its sound, and expanded on the language of modern jazz. There are three bonus CD tracks not on the original LP that further emphasize not only the inherent power of Blakey's band and drumming, but demarcate the simplicity of melodic statements that were a springboard for the fantastic soloing by these individuals who would follow those tuneful lines…

Art Blakey, Bud Powell, Barney Wilen, Wayne Shorter, Lee Morgan - Paris Jam Session (1961) CD Release 1988 [Re-Up]

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Art Blakey, Bud Powell, Barney Wilen, Wayne Shorter, Lee Morgan - Paris Jam Session (1961) CD Release 1988 [Re-Up]

Art Blakey, Bud Powell, Barney Wilen, Wayne Shorter, Lee Morgan - Paris Jam Session (1961)
Live at the Théâtre des Champs-Elysées, Paris, France, December 18, 1959

EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 317 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 144 Mb | Scans included
Jazz, Bop, Hard Bop | Label: Fontana | # 832 692-2 | Time: 00:42:15

This 1959 concert in Paris by Art Blakey's Jazz Messengers has been sporadically available on various labels, but this reissue in Verve's Jazz in Paris series is the best sounding and best packaged of the lot. Blakey's group of this period (Lee Morgan, Wayne Shorter, Jymie Merritt, and Walter Davis, Jr.) is in great form during an extended workout of Morgan's intense blues "The Midget," and Dizzy Gillespie's timeless "A Night in Tunisia" is kicked off by Blakey's an electrifying solo. But it is the addition of some special guests for the first two numbers that proves to be extra special. Bud Powell, sitting in for Davis, and French saxophonist Barney Wilen, on alto rather than his normal tenor sax, are both added to the band for inspired versions of Powell's "Dance of the Infidels" and "Bouncing with Bud." Morgan's trumpet playing is outstanding throughout the concert. This is one of the essential live dates in Art Blakey's rather extensive discography.

Art Blakey - Holiday for Skins (1958) [Reissue 2006]

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Art Blakey - Holiday for Skins (1958) [Reissue 2006]

Art Blakey - Holiday for Skins (1958) [Reissue 2006]
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+.cue+log) - 444 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps (LAME 3.93) - 167 MB | Covers (9 MB) included
Genre: Afro-Cuban Jazz, Hard Bop | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: Blue Note (0946 3 58290 2 0)

This 1958 release, recorded the same year as Art Blakey's canonical album Moanin', bears little resemblance to that more famous release. While the personnel on Holiday for Skins features some of the finest players of the hard bop era (including drummer Philly Joe Jones and trumpeter Donald Byrd), the music on the album draws its inspiration directly from African and Latin folk forms. This is especially evident on tracks like "The Feast" and "Aghano," which feature circular drum patterns and chanting from the bandmembers. Tunes like "Mirage," however, blend these exotic sounds with a more straightforward bop vocabulary, resulting in the set's most engaging moments. As one of the more adventurous dates from Blue Note's '50s period, Holiday for Skins is an intriguing listen.