Art Blakey And The Jazz Messengers - Backgammon (1976/2016) [Hard Bop]; FLAC (tracks+.cue)

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Art Blakey And The Jazz Messengers - Backgammon (1976/2016) [Hard Bop]; FLAC (tracks+.cue)

Unread postby Mike1985 » 04 Feb 2017, 06:23

Artist: Art Blakey And The Jazz Messengers
Album: Backgammon
Genre: Hard Bop
Label: Roulette/Parlophone/Warner Music Japan
Released: 1976/2016
Quality: FLAC (tracks+.cue)
  1. Uranus (7:00)
  2. Whisper Not (6:35)
  3. Backgammon (5:30)
  4. Blues March (5:32)
  5. Georgia On My Mind (5:20)
  6. Third World Blues (7:52)
  7. Namfulay (4:08)
  8. I Can't Get Started (6:48)


  • Art Blakey - drums
  • Bill Hardman - trumpet
  • Ladji Camara - flute, vocals (on 7)
  • David Schnitter - tenor saxophone
  • Albert Dailey - piano
  • Chin Yoshio Suzuki - bass

Reissue with SHM-CD format and new 24bit remastering. Comes with a mini-description. Killer work from this overlooked Art Blakey stretch of the mid 70s – a time when the drummer was getting back to basics, and re-igniting his music with help from some key younger players! This set sparkles with sharp tenor from the great David Schnitter – already a powerhouse out of the box, and driven onto new heights by Blakey! Also present is pianist Albert Dailey, whose conception helps bring in some fresh sounds to the Jazz Messengers universe – alongside flute player Ladji Camara, who also vocalizes on one cut. Yoshio Suzuki handles bass, and old line trumpeter Bill Hardman comes in to round out the group – on titles that include "Uranus", "Third World Blues", "Namfulay", and "Backgammon".

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