Art Blakey & The Jazz Messengers

At The Cafe Bohemia

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180g vinyl 2LP set in deluxe gatefold sleeve with iconic pictures by jazz photographer Francis Wolff.

One of the definitive bands of the hard bop genre, The Jazz Messengers’ soulful and hard driving sound set the benchmark of excellence in jazz. The present set, recorded live at the celebrated Cafe Bohemia in New York, was one of the best from their early years. This music originally appeared divided into two 12” volumes, whose contents are included in their entireties on this 2-LP set. “There’s excellent, cohesive trumpet by Kenny Dorham and piano by Horace Silver that leaps into the emotions. Doug Watkins is equal to the never-coasting rhythmic demands of Silver and the omni-cooking Art Blakey.” **** 1/2 Nat Hentoff, DownBeat


LP 1: Introduction By Art Blakey / Soft Winds / The Theme / Minor’s Holiday / Alone Together / Prince Albert

LP 2: Introduction By Art Blakey / Sportin’ Crowd / Like Someone In Love / Yesterdays / Avila And Tequila / I Waited For You