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Orgy in Rhythm 1 & 2 Limited Edition

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BE SURE TO CHECK OUT MY STORE AS I WILL BE FEATURING RARE JAZZ AND BOX SETS FROM MY PERSNAL COLLECTION! !********please note that this CD has been throughly inspected for quality before shipping THERE ARE NO RETURNS ON BOX SETS OR BLUE NOTE SERIES!!!**************
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Product Details

  • Audio CD (June 17, 1997)
  • Limited Edition edition
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Format: Limited Edition
  • Label: Blue Note Records
  • ASIN: B000005H98
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (3 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #72,527 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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Thunderous. I listen to a lot of electronic music besides jazz, and am relatively accustomed to hearing new sounds. But this album blew me away. Orgy in Rhythm opens up the possibilities of the acoustic drumset in a way no other album has (at least to my limited knowledge). Three drumsets and three of the greatest drummers. And Timpanis and Latin percussion. GOOD GOD. I wish more artists would show this sincerity in their playing and this willingness to experiment. If you play drums, BUY THIS ALBUM. If you listen to a lot of the more "out there" sampled music (Amon Tobin, etc.) BUY THIS ALBUM. If you ever wondered what three drumsets would sound like together in a dark reverbed room, BUY THIS ALBUM.
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With Art Blakey resuming his longtime contract with Blue Note Records (1953-64)
following a brief stay with Columbia Records, he served up a different type of album
when he gathered a group of percussionists for his next percussion-led session with
Orgy In Rhythm in 1957. Featuring a few top percussionists like Sabu Martinez, the
congueros Jose Valiente and the great Potato’ Valdez, and even session drummers
Jo Jones and Art Taylor, Orgy In Rhythm showcases a slight mixture of Afro-Cuban
jazz, African and Cuban percussion rhythms, American jazz and high pitched driven
backgrounds which make this form of artistry in jazz a haunting and eclectic work of
musical genius. With a track set featuring all compositions written by Blakey includ-
ing Buhaina’s Chant, Elephant Walk and Come Out And Meet Me Tonight, this ses-
sion is also peppered with Sabu’s chants on some of the tracks, as it features guest
appearances flautist Herbie Mann and Ray Bryant, which make this crash course in
World Music-style jazz a challenging listening experience full of amore and compel-
ing skill, which had been gracefully brought in a splendid fit for it’s CD format. With
each tune done just once, the stressed communication between the performing had
represented a spontaneous feeling while Sabu directs the Latin rhythm section with
sheer fascination, which contribute to the success of this percussion-led production.
Let’s give this one a well-deserved shot for your MP3 library.
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Before I jump into my boring details give the sound samples a run through. This is not the thunderous Art Blakey driving the Jazz Messengers. It is the synthesis of Blakey's influences when he spent time in Africa during 1948-49. While those influences cropped up in his playing this album is the music itself. Pure West African versus the more East African influenced jazz that Ahmed Abdul-Malik would record a year later in Jazz Sahara.

Note the subtle rhythms from the sound samples. The full tracks are actually mesmerizing, and the arrangements are way off the beaten path in one respect, but a direct connection to the roots of American music in another.

Not only is the music unique, but so is the line up. Blakey enlisted some top drum kit players to assist, including Papa Jo Jones, Art Taylor and Charles 'Specs' Wright. He also had a large percussion ensemble comprised of Sabu Martinez, Ubaldo Nieto, Evilio Quintero and Carlos "Patato" Valdes. The rest of the ensemble included Herbie Mann on flute, Ray Bryant on piano and Wendell Marshall on bass.

This album was recorded at the Manhattan Towers in NYC on March 7, 1957 for Blue Note. It's remarkable that all eight tracks here were recorded in a single session because there was a blending of musicians from multiple backgrounds. If you want music that is off the beaten path this is an album to consider. Let the sound samples on this page guide you.
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