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Art Blakey & The Jazz Messengers - Buhaina's Delight LP (Blue Note Classic Vinyl Edition)

The line-up of drummer Art Blakey’s Jazz Messengers shifted in 1961 with trumpeter Freddie Hubbard replacing Lee Morgan, pianist Cedar Walton replacing Bobby Timmons, and the addition of Curtis Fuller on trombone who joined existing members Wayne Shorter on tenor saxophone and Jymie Merritt on bass. This powerful new sextet line-up first recorded on the album Mosaic, and quickly returned to the studio the next month to begin recording Buhaina’s Delight. The album featured 3 compositions by Shorter (“Backstage Sally” “Contemplation” “Reincarnation Blues”) along with 1 each by Fuller (“Bu’s Delight”) and Walton (“Shaky Jake”), closing with an high-intensity arrangement of “Moon River.”

This Classic Vinyl Edition is all-analog, mastered by Kevin Gray from the original master tapes, and pressed on 180g vinyl at Optimal.


A1: Backstage Sally
A2: Contemplation
A3: Bu's Delight
B1: Reincarnation Blues
B2: Shaky Jake
B3: Moon River