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Horace Silver and the Jazz Messengers – Blue Note 1517

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And now we reach the point in our program entitled, “What's The Point?" As in: You already know this album, you may already own this album, and yet here we are, discussing an album that's 59 years old and so widely synonymous with hard bop and Blue Note Records that it was featured on the promo page of All About Jazz's special magazine dedicated to All Things Blue Note. In other words, it's like trying to ...


The Jazz Messengers at the Café Bohemia, Volumes 1 and 2 – Blue Note 1507 and 1508

Read "The Jazz Messengers at the Café Bohemia, Volumes 1 and 2 – Blue Note 1507 and 1508" reviewed by Marc Davis

Is it possible for a band to be both legendary and underrated? The Jazz Messengers at the Café Bohemia makes that case. Jazz fans know the Jazz Messengers is the definitive, go-to band for straight-ahead hard bop. Art Blakey was both master drummer and master talent scout--the man who co-founded and sustained the celebrated group. For all his talents as a trailblazing harp bop drummer, Blakey's probably better known for discovering and nurturing several generations of jazz in ...


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