Art Blakey – took the thankless job of providing “time” to creating works of Art.
Click on the link here for Audio Player: ArtBlakeyAndTheJazzMessengers1965-03-07CineTeleSoundStudioLondonUK
It’s not even going out on a limb to say Art Blakey did more for taking percussion out of the “keeping time” box and putting in a place of creative expression than most other drummers of the 20th Century did. His influence was far reaching; touching not only Jazz but the burgeoning field of Rock and Progressive Rock in the mid-1960’s.
So this weekend I’m running a concert Blakey and The Jazz Messengers did in London, and recorded on March 7, 1965.
Here’s what’s on the player:
Art Blakey & The Jazz Messengers
Cine-Tele Sound Studio
March 7, 1965
John Gilmore ts
Lee Morgan tp
John Hicks p
Victor Sproles b
Art Blakey d
1 On the Ginza
2 Lament for Stacy
4 I Can’t Get Started
5 Buhaina Chant
Total time: 0:34:05.00
Enjoy it with the rest of the Weekend.
Sonny Rollins and Max Roach in 1966 – A gathering of giants.
Click on the link here for Audio Player: Max Roach – Sonny Rollins – 1966
Another historic concert this weekend. This one featuring The Max Roach Quintet, joined by the legendary Sonny Rollins. All recorded on November 10, 1966 in Stockholm by Sveriges Radio. Along with Rollins and Roach are Freddie Hubbard (Trumpet), James Spaulding, (Alto), Ronnie Mathews (Piano) and Jymie Merritt (Bass).
A cool one for a Sunday Afternoon.
Max Roach – one of the greatest Drummers/Percussionists the Jazz World had to offer during the 20th Century.
Click on the Link: Max Roach – Live at the Vienna Jazz Fest 1994
Over to Austria this week for a concert by the legendary Drummer/Percussionist Max Roach, recorded live at the Vienna JazzFest on July 8, 1994.
Here’s what’s/who’s on the set:
MAX ROACH QUARTET
Cecil Bridgewater (tp)
Odean Pope (ts)
Tyrone Brown (b)
Max Roach (dr)
1. SCOTT FREE – 21:26
2. I WANT TO TALK ABOUT YOU – 8:20
3. STRAIGHT, NO CHASER – 18:57
4. SOPHISTICATED LADY – 7:44
5. DRUM SOLO – 2:52
6. ‘ROUND MIDNIGHT – 13:09
A little over an hour of the amazing Max Roach and his ensemble.
More evidence he was one of the greatest.