The Jazz Messengers* ‎– Hard Bop

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Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
CL 1040 The Jazz Messengers* Hard Bop(LP, Album, Mono, Mic) Columbia CL 1040 US 1957 Sell This Version
BBL.7220 The Jazz Messengers* Hard Bop(LP, Album, Mono) Philips BBL.7220 UK 1957 Sell This Version
CL 1040 The Jazz Messengers* Hard Bop(LP, Album, Mono) Columbia CL 1040 Canada 1957 Sell This Version
CL 1040 The Jazz Messengers* Hard Bop(LP, Album, Mono, Promo, Mic) Columbia CL 1040 US 1957 Sell This Version
B 07908 R The Jazz Messengers* Jazz Olympus Series(10") Philips B 07908 R Netherlands 1957 Sell This Version
SOPZ 14 The Jazz Messengers* Hard Bop(LP, Album, Mono, RE) CBS/Sony SOPZ 14 Japan 1973 Sell This Version
CBS 54302 Art Blakey And The Jazz Messengers* Hard Bop(LP, Album, Mono, RE) CBS CBS 54302 UK 1980 Sell This Version
PC 36809 Art Blakey And The Jazz Messengers* Hard Bop(LP, Album, Mono, RE, RM) Columbia PC 36809 US 1980 Sell This Version
PC 36809 Art Blakey And The Jazz Messengers* Hard Bop(LP, Album, Promo, RE, RM) Columbia PC 36809 US 1980 Sell This Version
25DP 5324 The Jazz Messengers* Hard Bop(CD, Album, RE) CBS/Sony 25DP 5324 Japan 1988 Sell This Version
SRCS 7129 The Jazz Messengers* Hard Bop(CD, Album, Mono, RE) Sony Records SRCS 7129 Japan 1993 Sell This Version
MCD-1005 The Jazz Messengers* Hard Bop(CD, Album, RE, RM) Mosaic Records (2) MCD-1005 US 2006 Sell This Version
CL 1040, IMP 6016 The Jazz Messengers* Hard Bop(LP, Album, Mono, Ltd, Num, RE, Mic) Columbia, Impex Records CL 1040, IMP 6016 US 2013 Sell This Version
SICP 4245 The Jazz Messengers* Hard Bop(CD, Album, Ltd, RE, RM) Sony Records Int'l SICP 4245 Japan 2014 Sell This Version
CL 1040 The Jazz Messengers* Hard Bop(LP, Album, Ltd, RE, 180) Columbia CL 1040 US Unknown Sell This Version

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dlgale1974

dlgale1974

July 20, 2015
edited over 3 years ago
referencing Hard Bop, CD, Album, RE, RM, MCD-1005

The second studio album from Art Blakey & The Jazz Messengers saw a fresh line up, and was their last with Columbia. The title says it all, it's fairly decent quality, including the bonus tracks that appear on the CD. Jackie Mclean's playing is probably the highlight.
Rob7

Rob7

January 5, 2014
referencing Hard Bop, CD, Album, RE, RM, MCD-1005
From Mosaic website:
"After the dissolution of the original Jazz Messengers, Art Blakey formed a new edition with Jackie McLean, Bill Hardman, Sam Dockery and Spanky De Brest. It's fitting that their first album would carry the title Hard Bop because that is what they and every subsequent line-up of the Jazz Messengers came to typify.
Beyond Blakey's always magnificent and contoured drumming, this quintet's strongest asset was the beautiful, tart blend of Jackie McLean's alto sax and Bill Hardman's trumpet. They phrased together with a forward thrust and their brash, peppery tones created a distinctive front-line sound.

Repertoire was always an important factor in the Jazz Messengers' sound, and this hard-swinging session of December 12 & 13, 1956 mixed excellent originals by McLean and Hardman with jazz tunes by Mal Waldron and Gigi Gryce, two standards and a Gershwin medley. The material was more than enough for one album so five tunes were selected for Hard Bop, another three comprised side two of Blakey's Drum Suite and Gershwin medley sat in the can until 1980.

In addition to finally gathering this band's December 12-13, 1956 output in one place at last, we also discovered, by going back to the original session tapes, that these sessions were recorded in an early (and successful from a sonic point of view) form of stereo. We have assembled the CD from those tapes, which also enabled us to issue the full version of My Heart Stood Still, which was edited on the mono LP."