The Complete Blue Note Recordings Of Art Blakey's 1960 Jazz Messengers

Drummer Art Blakey led many great editions of the Jazz Messengers from the inaugural mid-’50s sessions until his death in the ’90s. While arguments rage regarding which was his best, there is no doubt that the 1960-1961 unit figures in the debate. This wonderful six-disc set, notated with care and painstaking detail by Bob Blumenthal, covers studio and live sessions from March 6, 1960, to May 27, 1961, with the same personnel on all but two songs. Producer Michael Cuscuna used only first issue dates, and while he included some alternate takes, he did not litter the discs with second-rate vault material. They smoothly detail the band’s evolution, cohesion, and maturation. This set, as with all Mosaic boxes, goes beyond essential. Get it post haste.

Tracklist

CD1
01. It’s Only a Paper Moon (alt)
02. It’s Only A Paper Moon
03. Dat Dere
04. The Chess Players
05. Lester Left Town
06. Sakeena’s Vision
07. Politely
08. When Your Lover Has Gone
09. Noise In The Attic
10. Sleeping Dancer Sleep On (alt)

CD2
01. Sleeping Dancer Sleep On
02. Sincerely Diana
03. Sincerely Diana (alt)
04. Yama
05. Koko’s Waltz
06. Giantis
07. Johnny’s Blue
08. So Tired
09. Like Someone In Love

CD3
01. A Night In Tunisia
02. United
03. Ping Pong I
04. Blue Ching
05. Pisces
06. Look At The Birdie
07. Master Mind
08. Ping Pong II
09. Petty Larceny
10. Roots & Herbs

CD4
01. United
02. The Witch Doctor (alt)
03. Those Who Sit And Wait
04. A Little Busy
05. Joelle
06. Afrique
07. Lost & Found
08. The Witch Doctor
09. The Back Sliders (alt)

CD5
01. The Back Sliders
02. The Freedom Rider
03. Tell It Like It Is
04. El Toro
05. Blue Lace
06. Uptight
07. Announcement by P.W. Marquette
08. The Opener
09. What Know
10. Theme And Announcement by P.W. Marquette

CD6
01. Announcment by Art Blakey
02. ‘Round About Midnight
03. The Breeze And I
04. Announcment by P.W. Marquette And Art Blakey
05. High Modes
06. Night Watch
07. Announcement by Art Blakey
08. The Things I Love
09. The Summit
10. Theme And Announcement

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