Art Blakey & The Jazz Messengers

Caravan-RCD-30187

Caravan

  • Release Date: 05 Jun 2007
  • RCD-30187
Remastered in 24-bit from the original master tapes. Part of our Keepnews Collection, which spotlights classic albums originally produced by the legendary Orrin Keepnews. MORE

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One of the most important drummers in the history of jazz (not just for his influential, hard-driving drumming, but also for his discovery and cultivation of prodigious new jazz talent throughout his remarkable career), the late Art Blakey is truly deserving of the status of “Jazz Legend.” Propelled by Blakey’s incessantly grooving, deep, wide beat, you could also always count on any of his Jazz Messengers units to swing hard.

Art Blakey, drums; with collective personnel: Wynton Marsalis, trumpet; Valery Ponomarev, trumpet; Bobby Watson, alto saxophone; Bill Pierce, tenor saxophone; David Schnitter, tenor saxophone; James Williams, piano; Charles Fambrough, bass; Dennis Irwin, bass.