- Released: March 20, 1989
- Label: Fontana France
- 1.No Problem (1st Version)
- 2.No Hay Problema (1st Version)
- 3.Prelude in Blue (A "L'Esquinade")
- 4.Valmontana (1st Version)
- 5.Miguel's Party
- 6.Prelude in Blue (Chez Miguel)
- 7.No Problem (2nd Version)
- 8.Weehawken Mad Pad
- 9.Valmontana (2nd Version)
- 10.No Hay Problema (2nd Version)
Personnel: Art Blakey (drums), Barney Wilen (soprano, tenor saxophone), Lee Morgan (trumpet), Bobby Timmons, Duke Jordan (piano), Jimmy Merritt (bass), John Rodriguez, Tommy Lopez, William Rodriguez (percussion).
Recorded at Nola Studios in New York, July 28-29, 1959. Includes liner notes by Marcel Romano.
All songs written by Art Blakey and The Jazz Messengers.
Personnel: Art Blakey (drums); Charlie Rouse (vocals); Barney Wilen (soprano saxophone, tenor saxophone); Lee Morgan, Sonny Cohn (trumpet); Duke Jordan, Bobby Timmons (piano); Art Taylor (drums); William Rodriguez, Tommy Lopez (congas).
Recording information: Nola Studio, New York, NY (07/28/1959/07/29/1959).
Director: Aubrey Mayhew.
An interesting set of music originally recorded as the soundtrack for the French film Les Liaisons Dangereuses, the majority of these tracks feature Art Blakey's Jazz Messengers of mid-1959 with trumpeter Lee Morgan, tenorman Barney Wilen, pianist Boby Timmons and bassist Jymie Merritt joining the explosive drummer/leader. In general, the music manages to stand on its own with the ensemble getting to stretch out a bit on the rare material. ~ Scott Yanow