Art Blakey - Indestructible


Blue Note (Blue Note 80)



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ABLU 7764739
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180 Gram Vinyl Record

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From the Blue Note 80 Vinyl Reissue Series

Curated by Don Was and Cem Kurosman

Mastered by Kevin Gray from the original master tapes

180-gram LP pressed at Optimal in Germany

"Lee Morgan once again became part of the Jazz Messengers after replacing Freddie Hubbard, who left after replacing Morgan originally. The band is rounded out by pianist Cedar Walton, a steaming Wayne Shorter on tenor, Curtis Fuller on trombone, and bassist Reggie Workman with Art Blakey on the skins, of course. Indestructible is a hard-blowing blues 'n' bop date with Shorter taking his own solos to the outside a bit, and with Blakey allowing some of Fuller's longer, suite-like modal compositional work into the mix as well ('The Egyptian' and 'Sortie'). There are plenty of hard swinging grooves — an off-Latin funk à la Morgan's 'Calling Miss Kadija,' Shorter's killer 'Mr. Jin,' and Walton's ballad-cum-post-bop sprint 'When Love Is New' — and the Blakey drive is in full effect, making this album comes closest in feel to the Moanin' sessions with Bobby Timmons.

"Here the balance of soul groove and innovative tough bop are about equal. Morgan lends great intensity to this date by being such a perfect foil for Shorter, and their trading of fours and eights in 'Sortie' is one of the disc's many high points. Morgan's bluesed-out modal frame is already in evidence here as he was beginning to stretch beyond the parameters of the 12-bar frame and into music from other spaces and times." — AllMusic

This Blue Note 80 vinyl edition is all-analog, mastered by Kevin Gray from the original master tapes, and pressed on 180-gram vinyl at Optimal in Germany.

1. The Egyptian
2. Sortie
3. Calling Miss Khadija
4. When Love Is New
5. Mr. Jin

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Another Blue Note 80 Winner

posted on 01/07/2020
5 Stars
Reviewer: Len
If you have been hesitant about purchasing a Blue Note 80 album, don't be. This is excellent music, great performance, and first rate vinyl and pressing. This is the third in the series that I have purchased and have been more than happy with all of them.

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