Art Blakey Quintet – A Night in Birdland, Volume 1 (1954/2021)
FLAC (tracks) 24bit/48kHz | Time – 37:21 minutes | 345 MB | Genre: Jazz
Studio Masters, Official Digital Download | Front Cover | © Music Manager
A Night at Birdland Vol. 1 is a 1954 release by jazz artist Art Blakey, and a quintet which featured Clifford Brown, Lou Donaldson, Horace Silver and Curly Russell. It was first released by Blue Note Records as a 10″ LP (BLP 5037) and then as a 12″ LP (BLP 1521) containing material from the second 10″ album. It was reissued for the first time on CD in 1987 with two additional tracks (an alternate take of Wee-Dot and an improvisational piece titled Blues), previously released on a 2 LP Compilation in 1975 called Live Messengers (BN-LA473-J2). The CD was reissued again in 2001 as an “RVG Edition” remastered by Rudy Van Gelder with the tracks in a different order. The 1987 CD used the second 12″ LP cover, the 2001 CD revived the original 10″ LP cover.