Reissued 2016, originally released 1961
This classic Blue Note focus' on Art Blakey, who was a Jazz drummer and band leader. He was an influential pioneer of Hard-Bop, not only by performing on numerous records but most notably by co-founding The Jazz Messengers in 1954. Also noted musicians are Lee Morgan on Trumpet and Wayne Shorter on Tenor Saxophone, perform by courtesy of Vee-Jay Records, Bobby Timmons performs by courtesy of Riverside Records. Recorded at Van Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs, New Jersey on August 7 & 14, 1960. This is part of Blue Note Records "Rudy Van Gelder Editions" series. Blue Note.