(1999) A Jazz Message

Art Blakey Quartet

... read moreDrummer Art Blakey took time off from his busy schedule as leader of The Jazz Messengers to participate in this quartet session with saxophonist Sonny Stitt, pianist McCoy Tyner and bassist Art Davis. Although this session was under Blakey's leadership, Stitt (on both tenor and alto) emerges as the...

34′:53″ 6 Songs

1
Art Blakey Quartet
Cafe (Album Version)
5:33
2
Art Blakey Quartet
Just Knock On My Door (Album Version)
6:55
3
Art Blakey Quartet
Summertime (Album Version)
4:40
4
Art Blakey Quartet
Blues Back (Album Version)
5:19
5
Art Blakey Quartet
Sunday (Album Version)
7:20
6
Art Blakey Quartet
The Song Is You (Album Version)
5:06
Released 01 January 1999, ℗ 1999 The Verve Music Group, a Division of UMG Recordings, Inc.

Review

Drummer Art Blakey took time off from his busy schedule as leader of The Jazz Messengers to participate in this quartet session with saxophonist Sonny Stitt, pianist McCoy Tyner and bassist Art Davis. Although this session was under Blakey's leadership, Stitt (on both tenor and alto) emerges as the main soloist, playing his trademark bebop lines with creativity and typical enthusiasm. [A 20-bit remaster of Jazz Message was released in the fall of 1999.] ~ Scott Yanow