18 dic. 2008

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Art Blakey Quintet. A Night at Birdland


This features Blakey's band before it was the "jazz messengers," with Clifford Brown on trumpet and Lou Donaldson on alto sax, Horace Silver on piano, and Blakey, of course, on drums. Curley Russell on bass. Check out "Night in Tunisia" and "Quicksilver."

You know how I feel about Clifford Brown; Donaldson is a wonderful alto in the Charlie Parker mode.

I only have one volume of this two volume set.

1 comentario:

John dijo...

What a hot! band.

When I was a teen, Blakey was my fave jazz drummer. I have other faves now too, but Blakey's never not been one.