Art Blakey & the Jazz Messengers

Art Blakey & the Jazz Messengers [Blue Note]

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Surging, declarative hard bop from a founder in the style. The late '50s were a prime period for Art Blakey's Jazz Messengers, and this group features emerging stars Lee Morgan (trumpet) and Bobby Timmons (piano), plus some of the better uptempo arrangements in the Blakey book.