Art Blakey Live

John Hicks Trio - Moanin': Portrait Of Art Blakey (1997) [Japan 2018] SACD ISO + Hi-Res FLAC

John Hicks Trio - Moanin' - Portrait Of Art Blakey (1997) [Japan 2018]
SACD Rip | SACD ISO | DSD64 2.0 > 1-bit/2.8224 MHz | 44:43 minutes | Front/Rear Covers | 1,32 GB
or FLAC(converted with foobar2000 to tracks) 24bit/96 kHz | Front/Rear Covers | 1,04 GB

Like many other prominent jazz musicians, master pianist John Hicks started his early career with Art Blakey's Jazz Messengers (1964-1965). This special album for Venus Records was recorded in 1992 as a tribute to his former boss who had passed away two years earlier. Aided by his well-known collaborators Marcus Maclaurene on bass and Victor Lewis on drums, Hicks here perform some of the familiar Jazz Messengers' repertories with a lot of emotion and extra earthiness.
Kenny Burrell with Art Blakey - On View At The Five Spot Cafe (1959) [APO Remaster 2011] PS3 ISO + Hi-Res FLAC

Kenny Burrell with Art Blakey - On View At The Five Spot Cafe (1959) [APO Remaster 2011]
PS3 Rip | SACD ISO | DSD64 2.0 > 1-bit/2.8224 MHz | 63:45 minutes | Scans NOT included | 1,82 GB
or FLAC(converted with foobar2000 to tracks) 24bit/96kHz | Scans NOT included | 1,43 GB

On View at the Five Spot Cafe is a live album by American jazz guitarist Kenny Burrell with drummer Art Blakey. It was recorded live at the Five Spot Cafe in New York City on August 25, 1959, and released on the Blue Note label. English jazz guitarist Andy Summers referred to Burrell's solo on "Lover Man" as "one of the best jazz guitar solos ever recorded".
Art Blakey & The Jazz Messengers - Caravan (1963) [Reissue 2004] SACD ISO + Hi-Res FLAC

Art Blakey & The Jazz Messengers - Caravan (1963) [Reissue 2004]
SACD Rip | SACD ISO | DST64 2.0 > 1-bit/2.8224 MHz | 51:59 minutes | Front/Rear Covers+ | 956 MB
or FLAC(converted with foobar2000 to tracks) 24bit/96 kHz | Front/Rear Covers+ | 1,2 GB

Art Blakey led many editions of his Jazz Messengers over more than three decades, but a strong argument can be made that the Messengers of his Riverside period constituted his strongest unit. With Freddie Hubbard, Wayne Shorter, and Curtis Fuller in the front line, with Cedar Walton and Reggie Workman as Blakey's rhythm-section mates, its combination of musicianship and sheer swinging force has rarely been equaled in a small band. Caravan was the first of Blakey's Riverside albums and endures as a living monument to his nonpareil drumming and leadership. His solo on the title tune is one of the finest recorded examples of Blakey's unique melding of precision and power. Hubbard and Shorter contributed memorable compositions and, with Fuller and Walton, some of the greatest soloing of the 1960s. Caravan rolls again in the full color and range of SACD sound.
Tony Allen - A Tribute To Art Blakey And The Jazz Messengers EP (2017) [Official Digital Download 24/96]

Tony Allen - A Tribute To Art Blakey And The Jazz Messengers EP (2017)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Time - 24:29 minutes | 530 MB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Front cover

Whether he’s playing with Fela Kuti or Damon Albarn, the Nigerian drummer Tony Allen rarely compromises. “I don’t play funk or jazz,” he says. “I play Afrobeat.” This 25-minute mini-album, his first release for Blue Note, ostensibly pays tribute to one of the great hard-bop bandleaders, but Allen still refuses to deviate from his own personal pulse a jittery, back-to-front pattern that sounds like he’s constantly soloing. Allen doesn’t actually “swing” at all on these four standards associated with Blakey’s Jazz Messengers, instead putting each through his own Afrobeat prism.
Art Blakey - Art Blakey! Jazz Messengers! (1961) [APO Remaster 2011] PS3 ISO + Hi-Res FLAC

Art Blakey - Art Blakey! Jazz Messengers!! (1961) [APO Remaster 2011]
PS3 Rip | SACD ISO | DSD64 2.0 > 1-bit/2.8224 MHz | 38:03 minutes | Full Scans included | 1,16 GB
or Official Digital Download | FLAC (tracks) 24 bit/96 kHz | 38:00 min | Digital booklet | 925 MB
Art Blakey And The Jazz Messengers - Hard Drive (1957/2013) [Official Digital Download 24/96]

Art Blakey And The Jazz Messengers - Hard Drive (1957/2013)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Time - 38:55 minutes | 945 MB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Front cover

The Jazz Messengers was a group of young musicians organized by Art Blakey to both inspire and mentor young jazz players, as well as to keep Blakey inspired and full of new ideas. The group went on to serve as a training ground for such luminaries as Hank Mobley and Wynton Marsalis. Hard Drive was recorded in 1957 and was originally released on the Bethlehem label.
Art Blakey & The Jazz Messengers - Ugetsu (1963/2011) [Official Digital Download] RE-UP

Ugetsu: Art Blakey's Jazz Messengers at Birdland (1963/2011)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/88,2 kHz | Time - 62:41 minutes | 1,35 GB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Digital booklet

One of the 60’s greatest live jazz recordings, Ugetsu documents a blistering 1963 live set by the legendary Jazz Messengers at Birdland. Blakey is joined by an allstar team of jazz legends: Wayne Shorter, Cedar Walton, Curtis Fuller, Freddie Hubbard, and Reggie Workman.
Art Blakey - A Night At Birdland, Volume 1 (1954/2014) [24bit/192kHz] RE-UP

Art Blakey - A Night At Birdland, Volume 1 (1954/2014)
FLAC (tracks) 24 bit/192 kHz | Time - 37:42 minutes | 1,64 GB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Front cover

A Night at Birdland Vol. 1 is a 1954 release by jazz artist Art Blakey, and a quintet which featured Clifford Brown, Lou Donaldson, Horace Silver and Curly Russell. It was first released by Blue Note Records as a 10" LP (BLP 5037). This is definitive hard bop from Art Blakey's quintet.
Art Blakey - A Night At Birdland, Volume 2 (1954/2014) [24bit/192kHz] RE-UP

Art Blakey - A Night At Birdland, Volume 2 (1954/2014)
FLAC (tracks) 24 bit/192 kHz | Time - 37:50 minutes | 1,85 GB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Front cover

A Night at Birdland Vol. 2 is a 1954 release by jazz drummer Art Blakey, and a quintet which featured Clifford Brown, Lou Donaldson, Horace Silver and Curly Russell. It was first released by Blue Note Records as a 10" LP (BLP 5038). This is definitive hard bop from Art Blakey's quintet.
Art Blakey - Art Blakey's Big Band (1958/2013) [Official Digital Download 24-bit/96kHz] RE-UP

Art Blakey - Art Blakey's Big Band (1958/2013)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Time - 35:33 minutes | 788 MB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Front cover

A rare outing for drummer Art Blakey performing with a big band. The 15-piece orchestra here gave Blakey the chance, or maybe the excuse, to pound his drums even louder and more aggressively than in his usual small-combo setting. Blakey preferred the freedom of small bands, but several of the musicians who worked with him on this album thought he was at his best drumming in a big band context. And some of the names in Blakey's band on this album? John Coltrane, Donald Byrd and Al Cohn, among many others.