Art Blakey Complete Concert at Club Saint Germain (2-CD)
- Number of Discs: 2
- Released: October 16, 2012
- Label: Disconforme
Digitally remastered two CD set. Recorded at the celebrated Club Saint Germain, the formation presented here marks the third incarnation of Art Blakey's Jazz Messengers, with trumpeter Lee Morgan (then only 20 years old), tenor saxophonist Benny Golson, pianist Bobby Timmons and bassist Jymie Merrit. For the last two tunes, Bop drum pioneer Kenny Clarke (who was living in Paris) substitutes Blakey. Besides the individual gifts of each member, the group forms a compact unit with a cohesive sound. ''We play Modern Jazz'', explained Blakey during a 1958 interview, ''and to understand it you must listen. We study, we rehearse. The Jazz Messengers are very serious about getting the music across to you. If you don't want to listen, maybe the person sitting next to you does.'' Masterjazz.
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