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Art Blakey & The Jazz Messengers • 'S Make It [correct link]


by Ken Dryden
This edition of Art Blakey's Jazz Messengers is an unusual one. The personnel includes Blakey veterans Lee Morgan (returning to the band after some success as a leader), Curtis Fuller, and Victor Sproles, along with John Hicks (who appeared on three other Blakey records) and the tenor saxophonist John Gilmore (of Sun Ra fame) in his only appearance with the band. As was typical of Blakey-led groups, the emphasis is on original material by its members; the one Broadway show tune included, "Faith," is from a long since forgotten I Had a Ball. Morgan's driving blues "'S Make It" is easily the highlight of the session, though Hicks' richly voiced "Waltz for Ruth" and Fuller's Latin-flavored "Little Hughie" also deserve to be better known than they are. It's a shame that this was the only recording by this particular lineup of the Jazz Messengers, as Gilmore's strong blowing complements Morgan very well.


por Ken Dryden
Esta edición de Art Blakey's Jazz Messengers es inusual. El personal incluye a los veteranos de Blakey Lee Morgan (que regresa a la banda después de un cierto éxito como líder), Curtis Fuller y Victor Sproles, junto con John Hicks (que apareció en otros tres discos de Blakey) y el saxofonista tenor John Gilmore (de fama Sun Ra) en su única aparición con la banda. Como era típico de los grupos liderados por Blakey, el énfasis está en el material original de sus miembros; la única melodía de espectáculo de Broadway incluida, "Faith", es de un ya olvidado I Had a Ball. El blues de Morgan "'S Make It" es sin duda lo más destacado de la sesión, aunque "Waltz for Ruth" de Hicks y "Little Hughie" de Fuller también merecen ser más conocidos. Es una pena que ésta sea la única grabación de esta formación concreta de los Jazz Messengers, ya que el fuerte soplo de Gilmore complementa muy bien a Morgan.

Colaborador / Contributor:  Pierre

1 - Faith 3:44
2 - 'S Make It 5:28
3 - Waltz For Ruth 5:44
4 - One For Gamal 3:39
5 - Little Hughie 5:33
6 - Olympia 5:07
7 - Lament For Stacy 5:12

    Bass – Victor Sproles
    Design – Kerig Pope
    Drums, Liner Notes – Art Blakey
    Photography By – Don Bronstein
    Piano – John Hicks
    Producer – Jack Tracy
    Tenor Saxophone – John Gilmore
    Trombone – Curtis Dubois Fuller
    Trumpet – Lee Morgan

Label:    Limelight – LM 82001, Limelight – LM-82001
Released:    1965
Genre:    Jazz
Style:    Bop

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