First: take Art

NEVER OUT BEFORE. Basically the Moanin' band except that Hank Mobley is on sax not Benny Golson, Just Coolin', for line-up completeness sake, has of course Art Blakey leading from the drums with Lee Morgan on trumpet, Hank Mobley, tenor saxophone, …

Published: 20 Mar 2020. Updated: 2 months.

NEVER OUT BEFORE. Basically the Moanin' band except that Hank Mobley is on sax not Benny Golson, Just Coolin', for line-up completeness sake, has of course Art Blakey leading from the drums with Lee Morgan on trumpet, Hank Mobley, tenor saxophone, Bobby Timmons playing piano, Jymie Merritt on bass, excitingly has never been out before and the ridiculously classy swinging lead-off track is a gem. Listen for the bit when Lee Morgan simply explodes…

… Dating back to 8 March 1959 Blue Note records are putting it out on 24 April on vinyl, CD and for download/streaming. Makes you realise all over again why you love jazz in the first place. Whether you were alive when this was made or not matters not a jot.

On the LP the ordering goes like:

  • SIDE 1
  • Hipsippy Blues (Hank Mobley)
  • Close Your Eyes (Bernice Petkere)
  • Jimerick (unknown)
  • SIDE 2
  • Quick Trick (Bobby Timmons)
  • M&M (Hank Mobley)
  • Just Coolin’ (Hank Mobley)

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Jazzahead 2020: postponed

Just announced: Jazzahead! has been cancelled for 2020 and postponed until next year. From the organisers: ''After careful consideration and the official order of the State of Bremen to take measures to slow the spread of COVID-19, jazzahead! 2020 …

Published: 20 Mar 2020. Updated: 2 months.

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Just announced: Jazzahead! has been cancelled for 2020 and postponed until next year.

From the organisers: ''After careful consideration and the official order of the State of Bremen to take measures to slow the spread of COVID-19, jazzahead! 2020 will be cancelled and postponed to our 2021 dates: 29 April – 2 May.''

''These are extraordinary and new circumstances for all of us and our highest aim is to keep artists, participants, visitors and colleagues safe. Therefore, we have decided that the showcase selection will remain unchanged for next year’s edition. We are now getting in contact with all selected artists and hope for a possible transferral to next year’s edition.''

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