2 March 2008

ART BLAKEY & THE JAZZ MESSENGERS - CHILD'S DANCE























Art Blakey
for Prestige from 1972.
Tracks 1&2:Art Blakey-Drums;Woody Shaw-Trumpet;Ramon Morris-Tenor;George Cables-Piano;Stanley Clarke-Bass;Ray Mantilla-Congas;Manny Boysd-Flute.
Track 3:Add Micky Bass-Bass;Buddy Terry-Soprano;John Hicks-E.Piano;Nathaniel Bettis,Sonny Morgan,Pablo Landrum,Emmanuel Rahim-Percussion,Congas.Drop:Cables,Mantilla.
Track 4:Blakey,Shaw,Cables,Clarke
Stanley Clarke's "Song For A Lonely Woman" is,of course,"500 Miles High" which was to be recorded a few months later on the seminal Return To Forever - Light As A Feather album and credited to Chick Corea in that instance.

In 1972 Art Blakey signed a long-term exclusive recording contract with Prestige Records for a series of LP's. Child's Dance (Prestige 10047) was the first album for the label.
After several years of few recordings, Art Blakey's Jazz Messengers re-emerged with totally new personnel on this Prestige LP. The strongest performance is a quartet feature for the great trumpeter Woody Shaw on "I Can't Get Started," but the other three selections (which include such musicians as George Cables or John Hicks on keyboards, bassist Stanley Clarke and Ramon Morris on reeds) are also worth hearing and sound surprisingly "contemporary" for the time. An interesting set. ~ Scott Yanow, All Music Guide
Ripped @320 from the original vinyl.

24 comments:

waynes said...

thanks a lot,two hard to find art blakey albums with woody shaw!this is a very nice post

jazzme said...

Wow bought this on ebay and it did'nt show up , got a refund always wanted this one , but this link comes down as could not find or something anyway this is a bad link , still don't get to hear this . On the upswing this is the first one this has happened to here and I think this is a great blog . Ever thought of using sharebee or massmirror as they give you a choice of different filesharers Steve

bacoso said...

jazzme-this link works perfectly.I've checked it and the d/load is fine.Its been d/loaded over 100 times with no complaints.

ish said...

Hey Bacoso. So glad you posted this one. Honestly, I was about to do the same over at my place but I couldn't find the cover--I had te CD not the vinyl. Anyway I have a question. The title track, "Child's Dance", isn't that the same song as Donald Byrd's "Fancy Free"? Fancy Free is among my favorite songs, and yet that song and this one have different writing credits. Any idea wussup here?

bacoso said...

ish-Only connection between the two tracks I can see is Nat Bettis who plays percussion on both sessions.The tune is credited to Ramon Morris on the Blakey set which was recorded 3 years later than the Byrd set.Strange given the lift of 500 miles high as well but given stanley clarkes appearance I guess thats understandable.We may never know!!

A Pyrex Scholar said...

i have passed this up a few times in thrift stores.... i dunno what i was thinking! great LP and a great share! thanks

http://apyrexscholar.blogspot.com/

jazzme said...

Managed to find a way to play this , sometimes these just don't want to work with windows , I at one time had 93 Art Blakey cds and this one was always hard to find . If you want to exchange emails I can send you a file with the German only release which is impossible to find called Blue Moon Zounds

Sylvain L. said...

This record is another gem. And I simply love that cover. It seems to be a rare one.
Too bad it's blurred. Anyone would have another one in focus, or know where I could find it?

Thanks again for the great music.

Esteban said...

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chungking2046 said...

I've had this record for years and had never made the connection between Song For A Lonely Woman and 500 Miles High until now!

Thanx for the great posts.

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fathead said...

Thanks for all the Blakey LPs, Carter Jeffeson and Woody Shaw sounding great, I'd never heard any of these before and was only aware of his more straight ahead acoustci stuff

nelson.grant said...

Many thanks for the Art Blakey posts. I have been meaning to get some of these albums to add to some random stuff I have in my collection. HUGE fan of the site and appreciate all the great posts!

Sgt. Getraer said...

I can't believe I didn't know about these albums! Thank you! It's interesting to see the personnel origins of some of Shaw's own bands within these albums.

fabianbass said...

Gracias por estos 3 blakey posts tan dificiles de encontrar!!!

Miles said...

3 great recordings from a master! i have some fond memories of buhaina and these bands @ the keystone korner, s.f. around the time these dates were released.

thanks so much bosco for refreshing my memory!

catacaldos said...

Mmmmmmh,graciasssss.

db said...

great music!
check out Calisoulbrother Records for rare soul, jazz, brazil, latin & funk records!

mulattikmac said...

Didnt have these 3 Blakey's,Thanks-a-mill!
Powerful stuff

q3mi4 said...

thanks a lot! been looking for this early Clarke's recording, never new it should be credited to Stanley... in your files, however, it is credited to Ramon Morris, and Clarke gets the credit for Vernon Duke/Ira Gershwin's I Can't Get Started=)
another funny thing is the album tags read Child's Dance: Art Blakey & the Jazz Messengers, Vol. 1, and the covers you uploaded originate from the 2-CD Reissue as well (the second part being obviously Mission Eternal, Vol. 2, found it on amazon.com), but in this case you should have 3 more tracks, which were not featured on the original LP.
that does not really matter that much, only if someone knows where to find them (Kaku AKA, Anthenagin and I'm Not So Sure) that would be also appreciated=)
thanks again!

bacoso said...

q3mi4-if you took the time to d/load my other blakey posts in this series you would find the tracks you are looking for.These are all vinyl rips NOT cd and the covers are from the original lps which i own.They are tagged from metaservices as i cannot be arsed to tag them myself unless its unavoidable.

Dig It Out! said...

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Prof. EikeNUT said...

The link to this album shows "Error-File could not be found"
Could this be fixed so that it will work?
I've missed this album for a long, long time.

Edwin said...

Just recently bought this album; have been listening to it all day. Woody's "I Can't Get Started" comes as advertised, anthenagin the next cut is great as well.