27 Nov Art Blakey & The Jazz Messengers – Buttercorn Lady – Mini-LP Papersleeve CD Replica
Elemental Music, together with Universal Music Spain proudly presents a newly remastered CD reissue of Buttercorn Lady, a live album by drummer Art Blakey recorded at The Lighthouse jazz club (Hermosa Beach, California) in 1966 and originally released that year on the Mercury Records subsidiary Limelight label.
The album is notable for being the first commercial recording featuring pianist Keith Jarrett, who had joined Blakey’s band a few months earlier. This album is also the only recorded collaboration between Blakey and Jarrett. For more than three decades Art Blakey has been introducing new young jazz talent to the world. The list of notable musicians who have come to prominence in his bands includes, among many others, Clifford Brown, Horace Silver, Lee Morgan, Wayne Shorter, Freddie Hubbard, and Wynton Marsalis.
Heard on this album is a short-lived mid-60’s edition of Blakey’s Messengers which included two musicians who later went on to achieve huge international success: the aforementioned Jarrett and trumpeter Chuck Mangione. Also featured here is Frank Mitchell, an obscure but excellent tenor saxophonist who later recorded for Blue Note with Lee Morgan.
“This particular version of The Jazz Messengers only had the opportunity to record this one excellent live LP but proved to be a worthy successor to their more acclaimed predecessors”(Scott Yanow, AMG)
1. BUTTERCORN LADY
Writer: Chuck Mangione 3:25
Writer: Chuck Mangione 14:27
3. THE THEME
Writer: Art Blakey 2:23
4. BETWEEN RACES
Writer: Chuck Mangione 4:31
5. MY ROMANCE From “Jumbo”
Writer: Richard Rodgers—Lorenz Hart 6:53
6. SECRET LOVE
Writer: Sammy Fain—Paul Francis Webster 9:09
Art Blakey, drums and leader
Chuck Mangione, trumpet
Frank Mitchell, tenor saxophone
Keith Jarrett, piano
Reggie Johnson, bass
Produced by Jack Tracy
Recorded January, 1966, at The Lighthouse, Hermosa Beach, Calif., during actual performance. Engineer: Wally Heider