Art Blakey & The Jazz Messengers - Just Coolin' - 180g LP

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Art Blakey & The Jazz Messengers - Just Coolin' - 180g LP
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AAA 100% Analogue This LP was Remastered using Pure Analogue Components Only from the Master Tapes through to the Cutting Head

Blue Note ST-64201 - 180 Gram Vinyl - Mastered by Kevin Gray at Cohearent Audio 

Never-Before-Released 1959 Studio Date by Art Blakey & The Jazz Messengers featuring Two Previously Unissued Compositions; All-Analog 180g Vinyl LP Pressing Mastered by Kevin Gray

A never-before-released studio date by Art Blakey & The Jazz Messengers recorded at Rudy Van Gelder's Hackensack, New Jersey studio on March 8, 1959, and featuring the legendary drummer – whose centennial was celebrated in 2019 – along with trumpeter Lee Morgan, tenor saxophonist Hank Mobley, pianist Bobby Timmons, and bassist Jymie Merritt. The six-song set includes two previously unissued compositions: "Quick Trick" and "Jimerick." Blue Note presents the essential collection on all-analog 180g vinyl LP mastered by Kevin Gray. 

The session for Just Coolin' finds The Jazz Messengers' saxophone chair in transition. The band had last recorded in October 1958 when they cemented their place in jazz history with the classic album Moanin' featuring Benny Golson on tenor saxophone. By July 1959, Blakey had recruited tenor saxophonist Wayne Shorter who would remain a fixture of the band until 1964. The interim saw the return of Mobley, who was a charter member of The Jazz Messengers when the band first formed in 1954 and appeared on their debut recording The Jazz Messengers At The Café Bohemia in 1955. Mobley also filled an important role as the band's resident composer. In fact, three of the six tracks on Just Coolin' were written by Mobley: "Hipsippy Blues," "M&M," and "Just Coolin'."

Musicians
Lee Morgan trumpet
Hank Mobley tenor sax
Bobby Timmons piano
Jymie Merritt bass
Art Blakey drums
 

Hipsippy Blues
Close Your Eyes
Jimerick
Quick Trick
M&M
Just Coolin'

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