“Based on his debut as a leader, nobody will ever accuse altoist Antonio Hart of suffering from a lack of confidence! The opener, his burning “Majority,” starts immediately by featuring Hart trading off with tenor [More]
“… Joining Eubanks on this outing is longtime collaborator and former Berklee College of Music schoolmate, drummer Marvin “Smitty” Smith, who fuels the West Coast outfit alongside seasoned session bassist Rene Camacho, percussionist Mino Cinelu [More]
Allmusic awarded the album four stars and reviewer Matt Collar wrote that “The Messenger” is an enjoyable balance of groove-oriented improvisation, atmospheric ballads, and funky, contemporary instrumental jazz. Eubanks sought “to communicate the breadth of [More]
Art Blakey – Album of the Year Personnel: Art Blakey – drums, bandleader Wynton Marsalis – trumpet Robert Watson – alto saxophone Bill Pierce – tenor saxophone James Williams – piano Charles Fambrough – bass [More]
“The Soulful Mr. Timmons” (James Williams) from Album of the Year “Album of the Year “is an album by drummer Art Blakey and the Jazz Messengers recorded in 1981 in Paris and released on the Dutch [More]