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MG-26030: Blakey Featuring Art Blakey

[Front Cover] Label Type : blue EmArcy type A
Matrix Number : SIDE-A YMG26030A    M    B
SIDE-B YMG26030B    M    B



Comments

pressed by the 2nd stamper: the disc has several scuffs, but plays rather excellent.

All tunes are also available on EP-1-6050 and EP-1-6051.

Inside The Groove

A great Hard-Bop session led by Art Blakey with Joe Gordon: a companion for MG-26046.

Personal Impression (and brief notes)

Art Blakey appeared on several early EmArcy recording sessions such as MG-26046 and MG-36009, and this 10-inch LP is the only leader session he left on EmArcy.

The quintet consists of one horn (Joe Gordon) and one reed (Gigi Gryce), plus steady rhythm section featuring Walter Bishop. We must notice that Blakey is always Blakey: propulsive and progressive rim shot heard on this album is really excellent. And of course Joe Gordon plays so brilliant as on his leader session.

Unlike EmArcy colours (tends to be West-Coast), a nice Hard-Bop session.

Strictly Personal Rating (to what extent I could enjoy this album)

10 out of 10




Track Listing

SIDE-A
A-1 10542 Minority -
A-2 10543 Salute To Birdland -
A-3 10544 Eleanor -
A-4 10545 Futurity -
SIDE-B
B-1 10546 Simplicity -
B-2 10547 Strictly Romantic -
B-3 10548 Hello -
B-4 10549 Mayrah -

Personnel


Personnel/recorded date/master numbers confirmed with the Ruppli's discography.
(“The Mercury Labels - A Discography” by Ruppli and Novitsky, Greenwood Press, 1993)

All eight tracks are now available on recent CD reissue (Verve 314 538 634-2 with EmArcy MG-36025 tracks plus two more.

Art Blakey (ds) with:
Joe Gordon (tp), Gigi Gryce (as), Walter Bishop Jr. (p) Bernard Griggs (b).
A-4: add unknown (perc).
Recorded Fine Sound Studios, New York City on May 20, 1954.

The Artist Also Appears on...

Art Blakey (ds) :
  • EmArcy MG-26030 10-inch : Blakey Featuring Art Blakey
  • Limelight LM-82001 / LS-86001 : 'S Make It
  • Limelight LM-82018 / LS-86018 : Soulfinger
  • Limelight LM-82034 / LS-86034 : Buttercorn Lady
  • Limelight LM-82038 / LS-86038 : Hold On, I'm Coming
  • EmArcy MG-26046 10-inch : Introducing Joe Gordon
  • EmArcy MG-36007 : Clark Terry
  • EmArcy MG-36025 : Introducing Joe Gordon
  • EmArcy MG-36071 : The Jazz Giants Vol.3 - Drum Role
  • EmArcy MG-36093 : The Jazz School / Various Artists (reissue of MGW-60002)
  • Mercury MG C-112 : Illinois Jacquet Collates
  • Mercury MG C-129 : Illinois Jacquet Collates, No.2
  • Limelight LM-82002 / LS-86002 : I/We Had A Ball / Various Artists
  • Wing MGW-60002 : The Jazz School / Various Artists

related information




Jackets

Front Back
[MG-26030 FRONT] [MG-26030 BACK]



Labels

Side A Side B
[MG-26030 A] [MG-26030 B]



MATSUBAYASHI 'Shaolin' Kohji <shaolin@rhythmaning.org>
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