Tag Archives: Blue Note

Unreleased 1959 Art Blakey and Jazz Messengers Album Arrives April 24

SKF NOTE: On April 24, Blue Note Records will release Just Coolin’, a never-before-released studio album by Art Blakey & The Jazz Messengers that was recorded on March 8, 1959 in Rudy Van Gelder’s living room studio in Hackensack, New … Continue reading

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Re-Release of 1957 Philly Joe Jones Date

SKF NOTE: A re-release of note. Recorded in 1957, Hank Mobley Poppin’ date’s lineup of musicians is stellar: Hank Mobley (tenor), Pepper Adams (baritone), Philly Joe Jones (drums), Art Farmer (trumpet), Sonny Clark (piano), Paul Chambers (bass). I just bought … Continue reading

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In Love with Art Blakey’s Minimalist Drumming

SKF NOTE: Art Blakey is well-known as a powerful drummer, a great bandleader, and one of jazz’s best talent spotters. His near constant hi-hat played on beats two and four, his musical drum soloing, his press roll — these are … Continue reading

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The Fabulous Charli Persip (1956)

SKF NOTE: A wonderful photo by Francis Wolff of one of my favorite drummers, Charli Persip. This picture is from Blue Note’s Lee Morgan Volume 2: Sextet CD booklet.

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Joe Henderson: A Song Intro that Tricks Your Ears

SKF: Joe Henderson’s A Shade of Jade is a track to add to the growing list of songs that trick the ears. DrumForum.org has popular, periodic threads on songs from many styles of music that trick our ears. The Doobie … Continue reading

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