2LP – 180g Limited Edition Black Vinyl
( Housed in a deluxe gatefold sleeve with iconic pictures by jazz photographer Francis Wolff.)
This is a presale order, release date JUL 23rd
All orders will be shipped on or before JUL 23rd
You can also collect in store on release day.
Originally released as The Jazz Messengers at the Café Bohemia Vol.1 (Blue Note BLP 1507 and BLP 1508.
One of the definitive bands of the hard bop genre, The Jazz Messengers’ soulful and hard driving sound set the benchmark of excellence in jazz. The present set, recorded live at the celebrated Café Bohemia in New York, was one of the best from their early years. This music originally appeared divided into two 12″ volumes, whose contents are included in their entireties on this 2-LP set.
“There’s excellent, cohesive trumpet by Kenny Dorham and piano by Horace Silver that leaps into the emotions. Doug Watkins is equal to the never-coasting rhythmic demands of Silver and the omni-cooking Art Blakey.” – **** 1/2 Nat Hentoff, DownBeat
Recorded live at the Café Bohemia, New York, November 23, 1955.
See below for tracklisting…
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A1. Introduction by Art Blakey
A2. SOFT WINDS
A3. THE THEME
B1. MINOR’S HOLIDAY
B2. ALONE TOGETHER
B3. PRINCE ALBERT
C1. Introduction by Art Blakey
C2. SPORTIN’ CROWD
C3. LIKE SOMEONE IN LOVE
D1. AVILA AND TEQUILA
D2. I WAITED FOR YOU