Art Blakey’s Jazz Messengers – No Problem

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“No Problem” (Duke Jordan).

From “Les Liaisons Dangereuses” original soundtrack, 1960.

An interesting set of music originally recorded as the soundtrack for the French film Les Liaisons Dangereuses, the majority of these tracks feature Art Blakey’s Jazz Messengers of mid-1959 with trumpeter Lee Morgan, tenorman Barney Wilen, pianist Boby Timmons and bassist Jymie Merritt joining the explosive drummer/leader. In general, the music manages to stand on its own with the ensemble getting to stretch out a bit on the rare material (AllMusic Review by Scott Yanow).


caponsacchi says:

I saw this film (even read the book), which was made into an American colored version starring Michelle Pfeiffer, as I recall. But I never realized this Duke Jordan song was from the original French film. The version that hit home for me was Chet Baker's (with Duke Jordan and, above all, Nils Orstad Pederson). Blakey was always the "force of nature," simply an irreplaceable drummer (the reason that revival bands of The Jazz Messengers" fall flat on their face, sounding anemic by comparison. But the supreme pleasure is to hear Blakey with Doug Watkins–the time floats and dances like Chambers with Philly Joe but with greater consistency (Paul could become inattentive on the live sessions).

David Richardson says:

Music from the heart.

Taxidermistification says:

Not as good as Charlie Parker's version.

Robert Gerard says:

Barney Wilen on tenor sax?

pierre le nevé says:

les JAZZ POTES DU MORBIHAN Sont très friand du maître.Pour ce qui me concerne les JAZZ messengers étaient ma bible enfant !,,,,

kees boot says:

Great music!

Youcef Guedila says:

Abdallah is the greatest jazman ,invantor of bebop,tank u for this mervellous music

Ignacio Stantero says:

Someone has the music sheet
of this song? I cant find it.

pgroove163 says:

i copped a whole lotta shit with this cat back in the day…117st…..whew………..holy spirit musta been watching over us cause it was intense..

Gruntol5 says:

Powerhouse Modern Jazz – marvelous! Sadly most of today's youth wouldn't appreciate it.

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Blues Oddity says:

That's the shit…..


That's Probably Lee Morgan..

Iroquois says:

Absolute killer riff!
Who plays trumpet??


magnifguier (représente la beauté pure et la production de délicieuses sensations fruitées)…

Orlando Masise says:

oh like magic to my ears…

Kostis Lazaridis says:

This feeling can not be expressed by words, but only with worlds

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Jonas Butler says:

I recently asked three of my professors from the jazz department for references and the first thing they all said, swear to god, was "no problem!"

Dante James says:

What a Huge Sound he has!

felix casellato says:

super theme , les impros sont impecables ! bravo Mr blakey

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