180-gram vinyl reissue
Numbered, limited to 2,500 copies worldwide
Impex Records presents the all-analog, 180-gram LP: Art Blakey's seminal (and highly influential) Drum Suite.
The single-take suite on side A features legendary players drummer "Papa" Jo Jones, bassist Oscar Pettiford, pianist Ray Bryant, and percussionists Charles Wright, Sabu and Candido. It's a dazzling and powerful ensemble piece honoring ancient African tribal rituals in a modern bop setting. AllMusicguide.com calls it "vital, powerful, and visionary." Limited to 2,500 pieces, you'll want to get this one right away.
1. The Sacrifice
2. Cubano Chant
4. Nica's Tempo
5. Dee's Dilemma
6. Just For Marty