The Complete Art Blakey On Emarcy (Exclusive)
by Art Blakey
Released: May 2006
Label: Verve Records
These sessions capture Art Blakey as he was first stepping into the group leader role, a position he would hold until his death. The first four cuts feature Horace Silver on piano, and the last eight spotlight Gigi Gryce on tenor sax. A snapshot into another era, yet the music hasn't aged a day.