By the time that jazz ussionist Art Blakey and his Jazz Messengers began recording for Riverside in the fall of 1962, Blakey had already been the spiritual center of the group for nearly 15 years. The unprecedented caliber of performers who had already passed through the revolving-door personnel reads like a who's who of 20th century jazz.
Art Blakey And The Jazz Messengers. Caravan (LP, Album, RE, 180). Universal Music Group International, Original Jazz Classics, Riverside Records. 0888072357785, OJC-038, RS 9438. Art Blakey & The Jazz Messengers. Caravan (6xFile, MP3, Album, RE, 320). OJCCD-038-2, RLP-9438. Caravan (CD, Album, RE, RM). Original Jazz Classics, Riverside Records.
The Jazz Messengers is a 1956 album by the Jazz Messengers, released by Columbia Records. It was the last recording by the Jazz Messengers lineup featuring pianist Horace Silver. In 1968 Columbia reissued the LP in their Jazz Odyssey Series with a new cover under the title Art Blakey with the Original Jazz Messengers.
Out of the 40-50 Blakey albums I've collected, this is the most "arranged," with the exception of the early "Art Blakey and the Jazz Messengers" on Columbia, featuring the compositions and arrangements of Silver and Mobley along with masterful solo work by Mobley and Byrd. Moreover, the five-piece ensemble is so well mixed, it sounds like a mini-big band, exhibiting rare cohesion and group dynamics throughout along with an ideal balance between ensemble passages and solos. This album was given to me as an assignment to study the form of the tunes and phrasing of solos.
Listen free to Art Blakey & The Jazz Messengers – Caravan (Caravan, Sweet 'n' Sour (Take 4) and more). Original Release Date: October 23, 1962 Personnel: Art Blakey, drums Curtis Fuller, trumpet Freddie Hubbard, trumpet Wayne Shorter, tenor saxophone Cedar Walton, piano Reggie Workman, bass Discover more music, concerts, videos, and pictures with the largest catalogue online at Last. Original Release Date: October 23, 1962. Personnel: Art Blakey, drums Curtis Fuller, trumpet Freddie Hubbard, trumpet Wayne Shorter, tenor saxophone Cedar Walton, piano Reggie Workman, bass.