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Roots And Herbs

Art Blakey & The Jazz Messengers

Roots And Herbs

Label: BLUE NOTE RECORDS -(Blue Note Tone Poet Series) [LP]

All Analog 180g Vinyl LP!
Tone Poet Audiophile Vinyl Reissue Series!
Mastered by Kevin Gray at Cohearent Audio From Original Analog Tape!
Produced By Music Matters' Joe Harley!
Pressed at RTI!

How is it that one of Art Blakey's greatest albums with the Jazz Messengers is so little known? The 1961 edition of the Messengers included Lee Morgan on trumpet, Wayne Shorter on tenor saxophone, Bobby Timmons on piano, and Jymie Merritt on bass. In February and May of 1961, this group (with pianist Walter Davis Jr sitting in on two tracks) entered Rudy Van Gelder's studio in New Jersey and proceeded to lay down Roots & Herbs, a brilliant set of six Shorter compositions including the driving hard bop of the title track, the playful "Ping Pong" and the clever "United". The album was eventually released in 1970 and deserves a place among Blakey's finest recordings.

All Analog 180g Vinyl
Tone Poet Audiophile Vinyl Reissue Series
Mastered by Kevin Gray at Cohearent Audio
Mastered From Original Master Tape
Reissue supervised by Joe Harley
Pressed at RTI
Gatefold jacket
Lee Morgan trumpet
Wayne Shorter tenor saxophone
Bobby Timmons piano
Walter Davis Jr. piano ("Roots And Herbs", "United")
Jymie Merritt bass
Art Blakey drums

Side A:
Ping Pong
Roots And Herbs
The Back Sliders
Side B:
Look At The Birdie
Master Mind

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