Leading many musicians through his “Hard Bop Academy,” Art Blakey was one of the most important jazz drummers in history.
The Jazz Messengers were among the first modern jazz groups to tour Japan, and the adoring audiences were enthralled.
Blue Note’s output was so prolific that many of its greatest sessions got shelved. These lost Blue Note albums more than deserve their due.
Master drummer Art Blakey’s final release for Blue Note, ‘Indestructible’ found him living up to the album’s title, creating a timeless album.
Featuring one of Art Blakey’s most vital Jazz Messengers line-ups, ‘Meet You At The Jazz Corner Of The World’ is a stunning live album.
The opening track from the LP, 'Hipsippy Blues,' is now available to stream or download.
The LP session featured Blakey on drums with trumpeter Lee Morgan, tenor saxophonist Hank Mobley, pianist Bobby Timmons and bassist Jymie Merritt.