Hard Drive (Art Blakey album)

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Hard Drive
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Studio album by Art Blakey and the Jazz Messengers
Released Early December 1957[1]
Recorded October 9 & 11, 1957
New York City
Genre Jazz
Length 38:51
Label Bethlehem
BCP 6023
Producer Lee Kraft
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Hard Drive is an album by drummer Art Blakey with The Jazz Messengers recorded in late 1957 and originally released on the Bethlehem label.[2][3]

Reception[edit]

Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 3/5 stars[4]

Allmusic awarded the album 3 stars stating "The music on this album is typical hard bop of the period, well played and full of enthusiasm and fire".[4]

Track listing[edit]

  1. "For Minors Only" (Jimmy Heath) - 5:49
  2. "Right Down Front" (Johnny Griffin) - 4:31
  3. "Deo-X" (Bill Hardman) - 5:50
  4. "Sweet Sakeena" (Hardman) - 5:06
  5. "For Miles and Miles" (Heath) - 5:24
  6. "Krafty" (Griffin) - 6:35
  7. "Late Spring" (Leon Mitchell) - 5:36
  • Recorded in New York City on October 9 (track 3) and October 11 (tracks 1, 2 & 4-7), 1957

Personnel[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Billboard Dec 23, 1957
  2. ^ Art Blakey discography accessed June 5, 2013
  3. ^ Art Blakey chronology accessed June 5, 2013
  4. ^ a b Yanow, S. Allmusic Review, accessed June 5, 2013