Art Blakey & The Jazz Messengers – Hard Drive (Vinyl LP)


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Release Date:  2023

Label:  Bethlehem


Track List

Side A

  1. For Minors Only
  2. Right Down Front
  3. Deo-X
  4. Sweet Sakeena

Side B

  1. For Miles and Miles
  2. Krafty
  3. Late Spring



180-gram vinyl reissue

New 2022 DMM cut utilizing remastered audio files from 2012

Final recording by the second version of Art Blakey’s Jazz Messengers

Pressed at Precision Record Pressing in Canada

The final recording by the second version of Art Blakey’s Jazz Messengers features trumpeter Bill Hardman, tenor saxophonist Johnny Griffin, either Junior Mance or Sam Dockery on piano and bassist Spanky DeBrest along with leader/drummer Blakey performing four group originals, two Jimmy Heath compositions and the obscure “Late Spring.”

AllMusic writes: “Although this was not the most famous edition of The Messengers, it set a standard that its successors would uphold to, training its members to be bandleaders in their own right. The music on this album is typical hard bop of the period, well played and full of enthusiasm and fire.”

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