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A Night At Birdland (Volume 1)

Art Blakey

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"We should all stand up and applaud Blue Note for rolling the tapes at Birdland ... to put it simply, Blakey and company had clicked that night ..."
- All About Jazz

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1
Announcement By Pee Wee Marquette (Live At Birdland, New York/1954)
Art Blakey
0:58
2
Split Kick (Live At Birdland, New York/1954) (feat. Clifford Brown)
Art Blakey; Clifford Brown
8:45
3
Once In A While (Live At Birdland, New York/1954)
Art Blakey
5:19
4
Quicksilver (Live At Birdland, New York/1954) (feat. Clifford Brown)
Art Blakey; Clifford Brown
7:00
5
A Night In Tunisia (Live At Birdland, New York/1954) (feat. Clifford Brown)
Art Blakey; Clifford Brown
9:21
6
Mayreh (Live At Birdland, New York/1954)
Art Blakey
6:19
Total Playing Time    37:42
"... this golden quintet (is) fronted by standard-setting new trumpet virtuoso Clifford Brown (fearsome uptempo, and a precocious ballad player at 23) and altoist Lou Donaldson, whose tone was Charlie Parker's yawp given an acid bath. Pianist Horace Silver is funky and resourceful as always, on the cusp of his own bandleading career."
- Wondering Sound

This is the first volume of two classic live albums recorded in February 1954 at New York City nightclub Birdland, originally released on 10" vinyl, later repackaged with volume two and additional material on a 12" LP. Drummer Art Blakey leads the quintet, a nascent Jazz Messengers, but this performance is as much about trumpeter Clifford Brown as Blakey. The rest of the excellent quintet includes Lou Donaldson on alto saxophone, Curley Russell on bass and Horace Silver on piano.
192 kHz / 24-bit and 96 kHz / 24-bit PCM - Blue Note Records Studio Masters

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