Art Blakey & the Jazz Messengers’ Just Coolin’ - NEVER-BEFORE-RELEASED

Article Contributed by Jazz Promo Services | Published on Saturday, October 17, 2020

Just Coolin’, a never-before-released studio album by Art Blakey & The Jazz Messengers that was recorded on March 8, 1959 in Rudy Van Gelder's living room studio in Hackensack, New Jersey. The session featured a short-lived line-up of The Jazz Messengers with drummer Art Blakey, trumpeter Lee Morgan, tenor saxophonist Hank Mobley, pianist Bobby Timmons, and bassist Jymie Merritt. The album features two previously unissued compositions including Timmons’ tune “Quick Trick,” an all-analog 180g vinyl pressing that was mastered by Kevin Gray.