Art Blakey & The Jazz Messengers – Olympia Concert (2LP, 3 sides)
Art Blakey & The Jazz Messengers – Olympia Concert (2LP, 3 sides)
Art Blakey & The Jazz Messengers – Olympia Concert (2LP, 3 sides)
Art Blakey & The Jazz Messengers – Olympia Concert (2LP, 3 sides)
Art Blakey & The Jazz Messengers – Olympia Concert (2LP, 3 sides)
Art Blakey & The Jazz Messengers – Olympia Concert (2LP, 3 sides)
Art Blakey & The Jazz Messengers – Olympia Concert (2LP, 3 sides)
Art Blakey & The Jazz Messengers – Olympia Concert (2LP, 3 sides)
Art Blakey & The Jazz Messengers – Olympia Concert (2LP, 3 sides)
Art Blakey & The Jazz Messengers – Olympia Concert (2LP, 3 sides)
Art Blakey & The Jazz Messengers – Olympia Concert (2LP, 3 sides)
Art Blakey & The Jazz Messengers – Olympia Concert (2LP, 3 sides)

Art Blakey & The Jazz Messengers – Olympia Concert (2LP, 3 sides)

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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]

Lee Morgan (Trumpet)

Benny Golson (Tenor Saxophone)

Bobby Timmons (Piano)

Jimmy Merritt (Bass)

Written by Benny Golson (A1-3), Bobby Timmons (B1, C1-2), Thelonious Monk (B2)


2 LPs 3 sides, deluxe gatefold sleeve with photos by Jean-Pierre leloir

Original analog Master tape : YES

Heavy Press : 180g

Record color : black

Speed : 33 RPM

Size : 12'’

Stereo

Live

Record Press : Optimal in Germany

Label : Sam Records

Original Label : Fontana

Recorded live in Paris 22nd November and 17th December 1958 at L’Olympia

Produced by Marcel Romano

Remastered Kevin Gray at Cohearent Mastering

Originally released in 1959

Reissued in December 2022

 

Tracks:

Side A

  1. Just by Myself  4’20
  2. I Remember Clifford  5’20
  3. Are you Real  10’02

Side B

  1. Moanin’  12’46
  2. Justice  9’15

Side C

  1. Blues March  6’15
  2. Whisper Not  6’42

     

    Reviews:

    “”I’ve never played for such an audience” declared Art Blakey in tears. lt was November 22nd, 1958, and he’d just come offstage after one of the “Jazz Wednesdays” concerts at the Paris Olympia. For a first appearance by the “Jazz Messengers”, they’d made quite an impression. Not content with pulling a huge crowd off the Boulevard des Capucines (the demand was so great that a second concert had to be staged on December 17th), they’d converted everybody to the “Hard Bop” religion in two sets where, united in a kind of exultant communion, jazzmen,  jazzophiles and curious bystanders alike had been crushed together in high spirits, paying no attention to the presence of Brigitte Bardot escorted by Sacha Distel. That night Blues March had almost replaced the Marseillaise anthem (and Moanin’ the Oignons). Yet none of the Messengers had ever been to Paris. They’d get to that later, and then some, but for the moment they were perfect strangers. Not only strangers to the public, but unknown even to a sizeable group of jazz fans : the next issue of “Jazz Hot” magazine (most of it devoted to them) arrived like an invasion by the carabimeri… the blaze lit at the Olympia had gone out, of course, and Blakey had moved into the “Club St. Germain” to light others; there, each of his gigs could have been a remake of the famous cabin scene in the Marx Brothers’ “A Night At The Opera”…

    Among the Messengers’ “greatest hits”, only Moanin’ came close to Blues March. Constructed in the manner of a gospel, with the piano in the role of the preacher, and the orchestra that of the congregation, punctuating the sermon with shouts of approval, the theme was by pianist Bobby Timmons, whose fiery spirit can be explained by his educayion: “… the fact I played rhythm ‘n’ blues had a great influence on my style, and for me, it’s the foundation of jazz.” Moanin’ had sent the Olympia fans Into transports of delight, and even excited the curiosity of Hugues Panassié, who chanced to be passing by (“Bop”, in any form, being hardly his cup of tea) : he was prompted to go backstage and ask what it was he’d heard… Decidedly, in 1958, the Jazz Messengers were miracle-workers!” Alain Tercinet

    “Art Blakey recorded prolifically during his long career, and one of his best editions of the Jazz Messengers featured Wayne Shorter, Bobby Timmons, Lee Morgan, and Jymie Merritt, the group present on this live two-CD set, which was recorded in 1961 at the Olympia in Paris. Since this concert originated from a taped broadcast, the sound is inferior to commercial live recordings made by Blakey for various U.S. labels, though it is a thoroughly enjoyable evening of music. Timmons' "Dat Dere" (particularly with Morgan's hilarious incorporation of the theme from the era's hit television show Perry Mason) and "Moanin'" are among the highlights of this release, along with the extended set closer, a spirited take of "A Night in Tunisia." Although a lot of familiar ground is covered and none of the tracks eclipse their better-known counterparts on Blakey's major jazz label live releases, this set is worth seeking by Blakey fans.” AllMusic Review by Ken Dryden

     

    Ratings :

    AllMusic : 2.5 / 5 , Discogs : 4.15 / 5

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