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A Night At Birdland, Vol. 1 (The Rudy Van Gelder Edition)
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This is essential Art Blakey, and is probably one of the best known live jazz performances ever.
This can get a little monotonous for those who fell in love with hard bop's penchant for slick arrangements, backgrounds, and harmonies.
I am continually impressed by the fine work of Clifford Brown, Lou Donaldson, Horace Silver, and Art Blakey throughout the album.
Just one amazing set that was thankfully recorded in 1954. I don't know how they did it but this live recording for that era is as superb as the music these five geniuses so... Read morePublished 1 month ago by Rick Dademo
I love it! What a great Cd. This volume 1 Cd of "A Night at Birdland" highlights the Art Blakey Quintet at their best. Read morePublished 6 months ago by Charles Hines Jr.
I was hoping that the recording was better, the recording is old and the music so so. I would go for more modern recordingPublished 23 months ago by James A. Giordano
After releasing his debut album in 1953, Art Blakey gave his highly publicized live
performance at New York's Birdland café in 1954, which was captured on album... Read more
Es maravilloso escuchar una grabación en vivo de la época dorada del jazz. Clifford Brown y Art Blakey nos transportan a una gran sesión en BirdlandPublished on December 18, 2012 by aro
The energy of this concert recording is amazing and these guys can rip a tune hot n' heavy! Being relatively new to jazz I am amazed at each new treasure I find. Read morePublished on November 3, 2012 by Breeze
While technically not the Jazz Messengers, this ensemble contains one of my favorite line-ups. For the sake of argument I consider this to be "proto-Jazz Messengers" because the... Read morePublished on May 11, 2012 by Mike Tarrani
A Night at Birdland, Vol. 1
The music is great ARt Blakey really shakes on the drum. Clifford Brown with ART Blakey It does not get any better