Art Blakey & The Jazz Messengers - Hard Bop Limited Edition 180g LP CAT No: IMXLP6016

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Art Blakey & The Jazz Messengers - Hard Bop

Numbered Limited Edition 180g LP

Impex Records pressing

Art Blakey & The Jazz Messengers - Hard Bop Limited Edition 180g LP 
CAT No: IMXLP6016 UPC: 8745958646016

Limited To 2500 Numbered Copies!
180 Gram Vinyl! Cut from the Original Analogue Mono Master Tapes by Kevin Gray and Robert Pincus!
Pressed at RTI!

Some of the greatest jazz musicians of all time have passed through Art Blakey's Jazz Messengers: Horace Silver, Hank Mobley, Kenny Dorham, Wayne Shorter and Donald Byrd, among many others. However brief their stay, working with the demanding and full-throttle drummer not only increased their visibility, but also their chops and interpretive capacity. Blakey's ability to drum up the best players in the game may have even eclipsed his superhuman ability to play drums.

Altoist Jackie McLean, trumpeter Bill Hardman, bassist Spanky deBrest, and pianist Sam Dockery deliver whole-bop goodness on five propulsive, fiery tracks. True to its title, this LP bops hard, with a ferocious swing, boundless energy and telepathic communication between players - especially Blakey and Hardman. Considering the rhythmic demands of Blakey's locomotive playing style, this was an incredible achievement.

Impex Records has cut this gorgeous 180-gram LP with the original analogue mono master tapes and without computer processing of any kind. You hear all the vivacious interplay that occurred on that weekend in 1957 when Blakey and crew forged a bold new vision of muscular, funky jazz. This is music that still resonates over 50 years later. Not to be missed!

Track List

Side 1:
1. Cranky Spanky
2. Stella By Starlight
3. My Heart Stood Still
Side 2:
1. Little Melonie
2. Stanley's Stiff Chickens