Wednesday, December 13, 2006
Yahoo LAUNCHCAST song of the day
Artist:Art Blakey & The Jazz Messengers
Song:Deciphering The Message
Album:The Jazz Messengers
While you're looking to fill your jazz CD collection with Art Blakey on Blue Note, you don't want to overlook this 1956 album released by Columbia. It's been rereleased on CD with some extra tracks including this great Hank Mobley tune Deciphering The Message. This was the final recording by the original Jazz Messengers as Horace Silver left to go solo. Other musicians are Donald Byrd on trumpet, Hank Mobley on sax and Doug Watkins on bass. Of course Art Blakey continued to make great music with the Jazz Messengers and introduced many young musicians over the years. Here's a great quality video of Art Blakey & The Jazz Messengers performing I Remember Clifford in 1958 featuring Lee Morgan on trumpet, Benny Golson on sax, Bobby Timmons on piano and Jymie Merritt on bass.