Art Blakey & the Jazz Messengers - Keystone 3 (2LP, Red vinyl, Half-speed mastering) - AudioSoundMusic
Art Blakey & the Jazz Messengers - Keystone 3 (2LP, Red vinyl, Half-speed mastering) - AudioSoundMusic
Art Blakey & the Jazz Messengers - Keystone 3 (2LP, Red vinyl, Half-speed mastering) - AudioSoundMusic
Art Blakey & the Jazz Messengers - Keystone 3 (2LP, Red vinyl, Half-speed mastering) - AudioSoundMusic
Art Blakey & the Jazz Messengers - Keystone 3 (2LP, Red vinyl, Half-speed mastering) - AudioSoundMusic
Art Blakey & the Jazz Messengers - Keystone 3 (2LP, Red vinyl, Half-speed mastering) - AudioSoundMusic
Art Blakey & the Jazz Messengers - Keystone 3 (2LP, Red vinyl, Half-speed mastering) - AudioSoundMusic
Art Blakey & the Jazz Messengers - Keystone 3 (2LP, Red vinyl, Half-speed mastering) - AudioSoundMusic

Art Blakey & the Jazz Messengers - Keystone 3 (2LP, Red vinyl, Half-speed mastering)

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Art Blakey — drums [click here to see more vinyl featuring Art Blakey]

The Jazz Messengers: [click here to see more vinyl featuring The Jazz Messengers]

Donald Brown - piano

Charles Fambrough - bass

Branford Marsalis - alto saxophone

Bill Pierce - tenor saxophone

Wynton Marsalis - trumpet

Written by Thelonious Monk (A1), Duke Ellington (A2), Manny Kurtz (A2), Irving Mills (A2), Bobby Watson (B1), Donal Harrison (B2), Wynton Marsalis (C1), Curtis Fuller (D1)

 

 

2 LPs, Gatefold jacket

Limited numbered edition

Original analog Master tape : YES

Half-speed Mastering

Heavy Press : High Quality 180g vinyl

Record color : Translucent Red

Speed : 33RPM

Size : 12”

Stereo

Live

Record Press :  RTI

Label :  Pure Audiophile Records

Original Label :  Concord Jazz

Recorded live in January 1982 at Keystone Korner, San Francisco, California

Engineered by Phil Edwards

Produced by Frank Dorritie

Mastered by Stan Ricker

Liner Notes by Frank Dorritie

Cover Photo by Joan C. Witkoskie

Originally released in 1982

Reissued in 2005

 

Tracks :

Side A:

  1. In Walked Bud
  2. In A Sentimental Mood

Side B:

  1. Fuller Love
  2. Controversy

Side C:

  1. Waterfalls

Side D:

  1. A La Mode

     

    Reviews :

    “This third live recording at San Francisco's Keystone Korner in the late '70s and early '80s of drummer Art Blakey's Jazz Messengers is significant for many reasons. It marks the final ushering out of the famous band that was fronted at times by David Schnitter, Curtis Fuller, Bobby Watson, and Valery Ponomarev, with Bill Pierce then the lone holdout. It is the first recording to include alto saxophonist Branford Marsalis (who specialized on tenor and soprano sax,) and teams him with brother Wynton Marsalis and Pierce on a formidable, compact front line. Memphis continues to be represented as Donald Brown takes over for James Williams, and New Orleans bass wizard Charles Fambrough remains. The result is an ultra-melodic band of Messengers who instrumentally sing together, swing hard, and are completely commanded by an energetic and powerful rhythm machine in Blakey, at the time in his early sixties. The show starts with a rousing version of "In Walked Bud," with the front line instrumentally singing this famous melody, Wynton growling on his solo, and Branford lyrically sounding like Charlie Parker. "In a Sentimental Mood" is a feature for Pierce without the brothers, as Brown's chiming comping piano buoys the measured tenor sax. The next three pieces are remainders of the previous bands. "Fuller Love," the Bobby Watson tribute to Curtis Fuller, is a 6/8 modal line full of energy, as biting and precise harmonic bass and horns stab with Blakey's driving rhythms all signify the best hard bop offers in modern times. "Waterfall" is the magnum opus of the set, as the horns ascend and descend dynamically in perfect in and out changes, Wynton's solo double-timed to bop pace the highlight. "A La Mode" is the famous composition of Fuller's played to exacting specs in hushed tones with Brown perfectly shadowing the horns, while Blakey dominates and commands the troops in building tension, then halting them at will. Of the many live recordings with different Jazz Messengers lineups, this ranks among their best, and is a springboard for what the Marsalis brothers would offer as artists in their own right. With Blakey, this combination was special.” AllMusic Review by Michael G. Nastos

     

    Half-speed mastering

    In half-speed mastering, the whole mastering process is slowed down to half of the original speed. A typical 33 1/3 rpm record is cut at 16 2/3 rpm. The source material is also slowed down (reducing the pitch in the process) meaning the final record will still sound normal when played back. Slowing the whole process down allows more time, which means the end result sounds better and is more efficient — allowing engineering to minimize the effects of inherent limitations within the vinyl format. The result is a more accurate and more open high-frequency response in the half speed vinyl when compared with a normal speed recording.

     

    Ratings:

    AllMusic 4 / 5 , Discogs 4.9 / 5

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