With Blakey's masterful drumming nicely underpinned by the bass work of Charles Fambrough, this nightclub appearance catches his style already well-formed and finds him equally adept at ballad work as his performances on "Angel Eyes," "Round About Midnight" and "My Funny Valentine" easily attest. Blakey at the end of a long and fruitful career and Wynton at the start of his, a nice match-up, indeed. As an added bonus, top flight liner notes from William Ruhlmann complete the package.
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Arthur "Art" Blakey (October 11, 1919 – October 16, 1990) was an American jazz drummer and bandleader. He was briefly known as Abdullah Ibn Buhaina after he became a Muslim in the late 1940s. Blakey made a name for himself in the 1940s in the big bands of Fletcher Henderson and Billy Eckstine. He worked with bebop musicians Thelonious Monk, Charlie Parker and Dizzy Gillespie.
Audio CD, February 16, 1999. Any group led by Art Blakey guarantees swinging music. This album does not disappoint. The swinging title track features beautifully played sax and trumpet solos that are both bluesy and lively. 3 people found this helpful.
The Jazz Messengers were an influential jazz combo that existed for over thirty-five years beginning in the early 1950s as a collective, and ending when long-time leader and founding drummer Art Blakey died in 1990. Blakey led or co-led the group from the outset. Art Blakey" and "Jazz Messengers" became synonymous over the years, though Blakey did lead non-Messenger recording sessions and played as a sideman for other groups throughout his career.