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Blue Note to release 60 years old Art Blakey & The Jazz Messengers' forgotten album

Recorded in 1959, the album Just Coolin’ by Art Blakey & The Jazz Messengers will be released for the first time via Blue Note.

The legendary Art Blakey & The Jazz Messengers’ album Just Coolin’ was recorded in the studio of the iconic Rudy Van Gelder in Hackensack, New Jersey. Left in the archives of the Blue Note label for 61 years, of its six tracks we discover 2 unreleased tracks, “Jimerick” and “Quick Trick”.

On this album, the formation created in 1953 by Art Blakey is in full transition with the return of Hank Mobley, founding member of the formation and composer of three songs on the album, “Hipsippy Blues,” “M&M,” and “Just Coolin'”.

Drummer and conductor Art Blakey has left his mark on the legendary Blue Note label. He recorded his first album for the label in 1947 and signed no less than 20 studio albums and 40 others as a sideman.

Just Coolin’ is scheduled for April 24th via Blue Note Records.