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Art Blakey & The Jazz Messengers - The Freedom Rider (1961)

Art Blakey & The Jazz Messengers - The Freedom Rider (1961)

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Art Blakey and The Jazz Messengers

The Freedom Rider

1961 Blue Note (BST 84156)





1         Tell It Like It Is       

2         The Freedom Rider       

3         El Toro        

4        Petty Larceny      

5         Blue Lace  



    Bass – Jymie Merritt

    Drums – Art Blakey

    Piano – Bobby Timmons   

    Tenor saxophone – Wayne Shorter

    Trumpet – Lee Morgan



   Cover Design – Reid Miles

    Engineer – Rudy Van Gelder

    Liner Notes – Nat Hentoff

    Photography – Francis Wolff

    Producer – Alfred Lion



Recorded at the Van Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs, New Jersey; February 18 (track B2) and May 27, 1961 (tracks A1-B1, B3).



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Vinyl ; Pro-Ject RM-5SE turntabl, Sumiko Blue Point 2 cartridge, Speedbox power supply; Creek Audio OBH-15; M-Audio Audiophile 192 Soundcard ; Adobe Audition at 32-bit float 192khz; Click Repair light settings, sometimes turned off; individual clicks and pops taken out with Adobe Audition 3.0 - resampled (and dithered for 16-bit) using iZotope RX Advanced. Tags done with Foobar 2000 and Tag and Rename.





foobar2000 1.2.2 / Dynamic Range Meter 1.1.1
log date: 2013-02-02 14:42:29

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Analyzed: Art Blakey & The Jazz Messengers / The Freedom Rider
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DR         Peak         RMS     Duration Track
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DR12      -2.04 dB   -17.13 dB      7:55 01-Tell It Like It Is
DR16      -1.04 dB   -20.89 dB      7:29 02-The Freedom Rider
DR12      -1.05 dB   -15.81 dB      6:21 03-El Toro
DR11      -2.00 dB   -17.64 dB      6:16 04-Petty Larceny
DR12      -1.62 dB   -17.37 dB      6:00 05-Blue Lace
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Number of tracks:  5
Official DR value: DR13

Samplerate:        96000 Hz
Channels:          2
Bits per sample:   24
Bitrate:           3117 kbps
Codec:             FLAC
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JUST FOR THE SAKE OF COMPARISON - The Japanese Toshiba RVG pressing dynamic range is as follows:
foobar2000 1.2.2 / Dynamic Range Meter 1.1.1
log date: 2013-02-02 14:43:38

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Analyzed: Art Blakey & The Jazz Messengers / The Freedom Rider
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DR         Peak         RMS     Duration Track
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DR10      -0.18 dB   -12.31 dB      7:55 01-Tell It Like It Is
DR16      -0.18 dB   -18.15 dB      7:27 02-The Freedom Rider
DR11      -0.18 dB   -14.21 dB      6:21 03-El Toro
DR11      -0.18 dB   -13.58 dB      6:15 04-Petty Larceny
DR10      -0.18 dB   -12.86 dB      5:59 05-Blue Lace
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Number of tracks:  5
Official DR value: DR12

Samplerate:        44100 Hz
Channels:          2
Bits per sample:   16
Bitrate:           804 kbps
Codec:             FLAC
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Well I had originally planned to post this on Martin Luther King  Day (Jan 21) but like pretty much everything else in my life, I was late with it.  This is actually a vinyl rip that I worked on for months, in spare free moments, so urgency hasn't exactly been a word I would associate with it.



This is the Jazz Messengers at their most soulful and swinging, with a young Lee Morgan and Wayne Shorter reminding us of why they are now legends.  Aside from the drum solo, which is pretty listenable as far as drum solos go - it's Blakey, after all - they composed everything here and every tune is top notch.  "Tell It Like It Is" and "Petty Larceny" (great title) are classic, deep soul jazz.  The last tune, Morgan's "Blue Lace," is breathtaking.  It makes me want to get up and do a little hard-bop waltz around the room.  The close intervals between Morgan and Shorter give an illusion like there are a lot more horn players in the room.  Bobby Timmons' dances lightly across the piano on his solo.  The whole thing is a fine example of what Hentoff is talking about in his liner notes regarding Blakey's spirit of youthfulness, also bolstered by his choice to always surround himself  with younger musicians in the Messengers.   If you suffer from depression or seasonal-affect disorder, I highly recommended listening to "Blue Lace" three times a day or as needed.  Side effects may include euphoria and unexpected goatee cultivation.  



I have yet to find a copy of this that includes a lyric sheet for the title track, unfortunately.



So, I am not going to make claims about anything  sounding "better" than anything else, but for those of us unhappy with Rudy Van Gelder's remastering of his own work, this vinyl rip is a viable alternative to the (Japan-only) reissue.  I have not heard the original Blue Note CD pressing, presumably if it is a Michael Cuscuna job than it must be a lot more satisfying than the recent RVG.  



I'm no jazz scholar, so this is all you'll get from me in terms of a write-up.  Nat Hentoff's original notes are good, as always, so go read those.

 


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The album code is : ODI3005795

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