Art Blakey is one of the greatest jazz drummers and first made name for himself in the 1940s when working with bebop musicians Thelonious Monk, Charlie Parker and Fletcher Henderson. In the mid-1950s, he then formed The Jazz Messengers together with Horace Silver, which quickly became known as an incubator for young talent. Thirty-five years after forming The Jazz Messengers, Blakey entered his final year still at it.
Due to the many promising young players around the time, he expended the collective from its usual quintet or sextet into a septet for this fine recording session. Because Blakey constantly persuaded his musicians to write music, The Jazz Messengers stayed young in spirit, just like its leader.
Chippin' In is available as a limited edition of 750 individually numbered copies on red colored vinyl and includes an insert with upcoming titles from the Timeless Records 45th Anniversary Jazz Series.
- Timeless Records 45th Anniversary Jazz Series
- 180g Audiophile Vinyl
- Double LP
- Legendary jazz/hard bop drummer leading his septet
- Sleeve printed on heavy cardboard with linen laminate finish
- Insert with upcoming titles from the Anniversary Jazz series
- 45th Anniversary Jazz Series sticker
- Limited edition of 750 individually numbered copies on Red Vinyl
|Frank Lacy||Frank Lacy trombone on Side 1, track 2, 3, Side 2, track 1, 2, 3 & Side 4, track 2|
|Steve Davis||trombone on Side 1, track 1 & Side 3, track 1, 2|
|Dale Barlow||tenor saxophone|
|Javon Jackson||tenor saxophone|
|Essiet Okon Essiet||bass|
- Brain Stormin'
- Aquarius Rising
- Kay Pea
- Chippin' In
- Chandek's Den
- Kenji's Walk
- Love Walked In