Incredible Jazz Records + the original analog master tapes + cut at 45 RPM + mastered by Kevin Gray and Steve Hoffman at AcousTech + pressed on two 180-gram virgin vinyl LPs by RTI = THE ULTIMATE LP REISSUE!
The same formula that made the Fantasy 45 Series perhaps the most successful audiophile reissue collection ever is now being reapplied to Blue Note reissues!
This is one of the most sought after of the Art Blakey Blue Notes!
Art Blakey's most successful album gave us Bobby Timmons's "Moanin'" and Benny Golson's "Along Came Betty" and "Blues March," tunes so powerful that Blakey played them almost every night for the next 30 years. This beautifully performed and recorded session made the Jazz Messengers a jazz institution and put Golson, Timmons and Morgan to the forefront of jazz.
"...this set has outstanding clarity, a fine feeling of breadth, rich tonality, and a visceral sense of life." - Wayne Garcia, The Absolute Sound, June/July 2009
Original analog master tapes
Two 180g Virgin Vinyl LPs
Mastered by Kevin Gray & Steve Hoffman at AcousTech
Pressed by RTI
Lee Morgan, trumpet
Benny Golson, tenor sax
Bobby Timmons, piano
Jymie Merritt, bass
Art Blakey, drums
2. Are You Real
3. Along Came Betty
4. The Drum Thunder (Miniature) Suite
First Theme: Drum Thunder
Second Theme: Cry A Blue Tear
Third Theme: Harlem's Disciples
5. Blues March
6. Come Rain Or Come Shine