A TRIBUTE TO ART BLAKEY AND THE JAZZ MESSENGERS (10 INCH)
10" Vinyl UK02.06.17
blue note is pleased to announce the release of legendary nigerian drummer tony allens new ep, a tribute to art blakey and the jazz messengers. the 4 titles featured in the ep moanin, the drum thunder suite, night in tunisia, politely provide a preview of his forthcoming first album for blue note (currently scheduled for release in autumn 2017) on which tony allen pays tribute to his longstanding idol, american jazz drummer art blakey.the ep s four titles and the other tracks that make up the album were recorded over three days in paris at the midilive studios, the former facility of the vogue label. the sessions were done in live conditions that saw tony allen and his 8-piece band together in the same room, with the sound channelled through 12 separate mikes onto 2-tape via a sony mci-jh24 analogue multi-track recorder.
one of the inventors of the modern bebop style of drumming. blakey is known as a powerful musician and a vital groover, his brand of bluesy, funky hard bop was and continues to be profoundly influential on mainstream jazz.
groundbreaking for its time, and still sounding vital, powerful, and visionary, the drum suite album is somewhat of a lost masterpiece that deserves a fresh audience.
180 grams audiophile vinyl pressing.
schauspieler und musikliebhaber martin freeman (the hobbit, sherlock, the office) wurde in seiner teenagerzeit in den 80er jahren durch musik von bands wie brand new heavies und dem james taylor quartet geprägt. “jazz on the corner” bündelt die beinahe obsessive liebe von eddie piller, mitgründer des einflussreichen londoner labels acid jazz, und martin freeman zu jazz. cd1 ist von freeman kompiliert, cd2 von piller. auf vinyl sind die tracks durchmischt und über die 4 seiten verteilt. das doppel-vinyl erscheint im klappcover.
jeff mills concludes the drummer project with this final part 3. saving his most influential for the last, these selected drumming masters range from classic to fusion jazz: art blakey, alphonse mouzon, elvin jones and bill bruford. chosen for their complex rudiments and hand control, the drummer part 3 is the most profound in terms of human ability and control
triple cd of jazz licensed from the legendary blue note records. features classics from artists such as john coltrane,art blakey, horace silver,herbie hancock,lee morgan,donald byrd and many more.departed in: classics, latin and soul & jazz fusion