Art Blakey & the Jazz Messengers / Art Blakey

Art Blakey!!!!! Jazz Messengers!!!!!

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An absolutely wonderful 1961 set from Blakey and company, who demonstrate here how to be note-perfect without leeching away the emotion of a performance. Aside from Blakey's divine drum work, the standouts include Jaymie Merritt's trippy bass fingerwork and Wayne Shorter blowing his heart out on tenor sax.

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