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Art Blakey & The Jazz Messengers - Live In Paris '65

 (Limited Edition)


Sam Records



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Limited edition 180-gram vinyl reissue

Never-before-released Art Blakey 1965 live recordings

First official release with permission and cooperation of the Art Blakey Estate and INA
(Institut National de l'Audiovisuel)

Limited to 2,000 copies worldwide

Pressed at Pallas in Germany

A truly powerhouse quintet!
Art Blakey, Live in '65 boasts an exceptional one-hour concert from Paris in 1965. This performance showcases one of the few undocumented Blakey bands, the New Jazzmen, featuring Freddie Hubbard on trumpet, Jaki Byard on piano, Reggie Workman on bass, Nathan Davis on sax, and, of course, Blakey on drums.

Freddie Hubbard's incendiary playing on "Blue Moon" and the blistering 24-minute version of his own "Crisis"
shows that he was one of the most innovative trumpeters in jazz history.

On this live session, the audiences seem to have been enthusiastic and appreciative. "Everywhere we'd go people would say, 'This is the best Jazz Messengers we've heard!'," according to Davis. "And because of the way Jaki would play and Reggie would go, it was like a semi-freedom thing — with Messengers heads, you know, but when we got to soloing...! And Blakey was ridin' and floatin' the time...but he would always be loose enough to follow, to keep it going. He's one helluva musician."

Recorded at Palais de la Mutualité, Paris, France, November 3, 1965.

Freddie Hubbard, trumpet
Nathan Davis, tenor saxophone
Jacki Byard, piano
Reggie Workman, bass
Art Blakey, drums

Side 1
1. The Hub
2. Blue Moon

Side 2
1. Crisis

Customer Reviews (4.50 Stars) 2 person(s) rated this product.

Cellophane Pain

posted on 07/10/2020
4 Stars
Reviewer: Anthony
I'll tell you what's not to like. I can't tell you how much I hate those cheap cellophane-like outer covers with the self-stick flap that are always sticking to things they shouldn't, like the to the inner sleeve and then the seams split open the first time you try to put the record away. Is that worth one star? For the $36 asking price, I'd say yes! The Pallas pressing and the music are very good.

What's not to like, amazing!

posted on 06/24/2020
5 Stars
Reviewer: Mike
Got it directly from SAM Rec! All top, the dynamic rendering and performance of Art et al should not be missed.

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