Art Blakey - Art Blakey's Jazz Messengers With Thelonious Monk


Razor & Tie (Analog Spark)



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ARZR 39828
UPC: 888072398283
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180 Gram Vinyl Record

180 Gram LP


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Limited edition AAA pressing

Mastered and cut from the original stereo tapes by Kevin Gray at Cohearent Audio

180-gram LP plated and pressed at RTI

Stoughton old-style tip-on jacket

Awarded 3 out of 4 stars by Billboard Magazine, 4 out 5 stars by AllMusic, 5 out of 5 stars by the Rolling Stone Jazz Record Guide and the crown award by Penguin Guide to Jazz

Essential Listening — only recorded collaboration between Blakey/Monk, and only time Monk recorded for the Atlantic label

Art Blakey's Jazz Messengers with Thelonious Monk was recorded over the course of two historic days in May 1957. The album, originally released by Atlantic Records in 1958, contains definitive interpretations of a number of classic standards, with both the genius of Monk's piano playing, and the dexterity of Blakey's drums on full display. The sound is rounded out by the inspired playing of Bill Hardman, Johnny Griffin and Spanky DeBrest, whose contributions seal the deal on a record that has achieved essential status in the jazz canon.

Side 1
In Walked Bud
Blue Monk

Side 2
I Mean You
Purple Shades

Customer Reviews (4.00 Stars) 1 person(s) rated this product.

excellent mastering

posted on 07/01/2017
4 Stars
The mastering is excellent, considering the age of the tape, and if you like your stereo panned HARD, you'll love this! Monk is in the left speaker, bass player in both, Blakey, Griffin, and Hardman on the right. My only wish is that they had remastered the mono, instead. This issue has transparent midrange, and realistic bass and treble. Flat, quiet & centered, it's great!

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