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Art Blakey's Jazz Messengers With Thelonious Monk

Thelonious Monk, The Jazz Messengers & Art Blakey - Art Blakey's Jazz Messengers With Thelonious Monk
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Based on 2 reviews
1958 Ratings: #13 / 20
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Based on 25 ratings
1958 Ratings: #44
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June 1, 1958 / Release Date
LP / Format
Atlantic / Label
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This is a super tasty album but I think it is absolutely outclassed by albums that the Jazz Messengers will release in the coming years. Art is absolutely amazing. Both Monk and the solos are good as well, though Monk has played much better elsewhere. Maybe not the best iteration of "The Jazz Messengers", who have had so many amazing musicians come through the group but certainly worth listening to. I've bumped it up a bit upon reflection just because the arrangements are so ... read more

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Track List

  1. Evidence
  2. In Walked Bud
  3. Blue Monk
  4. I Mean You
  5. Rhythm-A-Ning
  6. Purple Shades
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Added on: August 28, 2018