Genre: Jazz
Label: Rhino
Size: 12"
Format: 33RPM,


Art Blakey's Jazz Messengers Art Blakey's Jazz Messengers with Thelonious Monk 180g 2LP (Mono) Scratch & Dent

Art Blakey's Jazz Messengers with Thelonious Monk

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All covers have a corner bend. Discs inside are undamaged.

65th Anniversary Deluxe Edition 180g Double LP!
Includes an Entire Extra Disc of Outtakes, Most of Them Previously Unreleased!
Remastered from the Original Tapes in Mono!

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In May of 1957, Art Blakey and his Jazz Messengers went into the studio with Thelonious Monk to record a one-off album for Atlantic. The Jazz Messengers were a loose collective of young jazz musicians, with a constantly rotating lineup to keep the music fresh and help launch new careers. In this iteration we find Art Blakey on drums, Thelonious Monk on piano, Johnny Griffin on tenor saxophone, Bill Hardman on trumpet and Spanky DeBrest on bass.

Blakey had recorded with Monk on various occasions, but this was the first time Monk sat in with the Jazz Messengers. This also marks Thelonious Monk's only appearance on Atlantic Records. The result is a true meeting of the minds, a beautiful union of Monk's melodies with Blakey's unshakable sense of swing. This 65th Anniversary deluxe edition includes an extra disc of unreleased outtakes, celebrating the most sensational jazz collaboration of the 1950s.


  • 65th Anniversary Deluxe Edition
  • 180g Vinyl
  • Double LP
  • Remastered from the Original Tapes in Mono
  • Extra Disc of Outtakes, Most Previously Unreleased
  • Booklet with Liner Notes by Music Historian Ashley Kahn, Photos & Atlantic Records Ephemera
  • Made in the Czech Republic


Art Blakey drums
Thelonious Monk piano
Johnny Griffin tenor sax
Bill Hardman trumpet
Spanky DeBrest bass


Original Album

Side One:
  1. Evidence
  2. In Walked Bud
  3. Blue Monk
Side Two:
  1. I Mean You
  2. Rhythm-A-Ning
  3. Purple Shades

The Outtakes

Side Three:
  1. Evidence - Take 2
  2. In Walked Bud - Take 2
  3. Blue Monk - Take 9
Side Four:
  1. I Mean You - Take 3
  2. Rhythm-A-Ning - Take 2
  3. Purple Shades - Take 4

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