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Holiday for Skins

Label: Blue Note Records
Released: 2007
Track listing: The Feast; Aghano; Lament Africano; Mirage; O


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Art Blakey: Holiday for Skins

Read "Holiday for Skins" reviewed by Francis Lo Kee

Holiday for Skins is not totally unique in drummer Art Blakey's output, as the drummer was most famous for some of the greatest hard bop era records ever made with his Jazz Messengers. Though not a Jazz Messengers recording, this original double volume definitely has Blakey's strong personal, percussive stamp. The cover states this is “a ...


Holiday For Skins

Label: Blue Note Records
Released: 2006
Track listing: The Feast; Aghano; Lamento Africano; Mirage; O'Tinde; Swingin' Kilts; Dinga; Reflection.


Article: Album Review

Art Blakey: Holiday For Skins

Read "Holiday For Skins" reviewed by Chris May

An unpleasant odour of Eurocentric condescension has hung over Art Blakey's drum choir projects ever since they were recorded in the late 1950s. Orgy In Rhythm (1957) and Holiday For Skins (1958)--both originally released as two LPs and both now packaged on single CDs, the latter newly available in this Connoisseur edition--have been viewed by some ...


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