A. Blakey´S Jazz Messengers w/ D. Byrd + H. Silver
Essential Jazz Classics
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This release contains all existing recordings by a formation of Art Blakey’s Jazz Messengers that would only last for a single year! The group consisted of the leader plus Donald Byrd, Hank Mobley, Horace Silver, and Doug Watkins. Among the materials included here are the complete contents of the LPs "The Jazz Messengers" (Columbia CL 897) and "Byrd’s Eye View" (Transition TRLP 4), plus extra tunes and alternate takes from the sessions as well as six rare tracks presenting the Messengers backing Dutch singer Rita Reys. As a bonus, a different version of Mobley’s “Hank’s Tune” by a very similar formation (with Art Taylor replacing Blakey).
ART BLAKEY drums & leader
DONALD BYRD trumpet
HANK MOBLEY tenor
sax HORACE SILVER piano
DOUG WATKINS bass
CD 1: THE JAZZ MESSENGERS (Columbia CL 897)
Columbia 30th Street Studio, New York, April 5 & May 4, 1956.
Original recordings produced by George Avakian.
CD2 [1-6] BYRD’S EYE VIEW (Transition TRLP4/Esquire 32-013)
Add Joe Gordon (tp) on 1-3 only; omit Hank Mobley on 2-3.
Harvard Square, Cambridge, Massachusetts, December 2, 1955.
Original recordings produced by Tom Wilson.
CD2 [7-12] THE JAZZ MESSENGERS with RITA REYS
On 7-10: Add Rita Reys (vcl). New York, May 3, 1956.
On 11-12: Rita Reys (vcl), Donald Byrd (tp), Ira Sullivan (ts),
Kenny Drew (p), Wilbur Ware (b), Art Blakey (d), (arr).
New York, June 25, 1956.
(*) BONUS TRACK (CD2, 13): Donald Byrd (tp), Hank Mobley (ts), Horace Silver (p), Doug Watkins (b)
Art Taylor (d).New York, July 17, 1956.
INCLUDES 20-PAGE BOOKLET
CD1: Total Time: 77:38
02 Nica’s Dream
03 It’s You Or No One
05 Carol’s Interlude
06 The End Of A Love Affair
07 Hank’s Symphony
09 Ill Wind
10 The Late Show
11 Deciphering The Message
12 Carol’s Interlude [Alt Tk]
CD2: Total Time: 77:43
01 Doug’s Blues
02 El Sino
03 Crazy Rhythm
04 Everything Happens To Me
05 The Late Show #2 [Aka Hank’s Other Tune]
06 Hank’s Tune
07 Taking A Chance On Love
08 That Old Black Magic
09 You’d Be So Nice To Come Home To
10 I Cried For You
11 My One And Only Love
12 Spring Will Be A Little Late This Year
13 Hank’s Tune #2 (*)
(*) Bonus track