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    By the 1980’s Art Blakey’s Jazz Messengers weren’t quite the creative force of previous decades, but the band remained a showcase for up-and-coming young players, many of whom went on to greater things. Two such were trumpeter Terence Blanchard and alto saxophonist Donald Harrison, heard here with drummer Blakey, tenor saxophonist Bill Pierce, pianist Johnny O’Neal and bassist Charles Fambrough on the title track of the 1982 album ‘Oh, By The Way’.
     

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      Terence Blanchard and Donald Harrison made five albums together between 1983 and 1988, all employing the same post-bop style that had proved so successful for the Messengers. This is ‘Oliver’s Twist’ from ‘New York Second Line’ (1984). Blanchard on trumpet, Harrison alto saxophone, Mulgrew Miller piano, Lonnie Plaxico bass and Marvin ‘Smitty’ Smith drums.
       

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        ‘The Centre Piece’ from their 1988 album ‘Black Pearl’, with Blanchard on trumpet, Harrison switching to soprano saxophone for this number, Cyrus Chestnut piano, Reggie Veal bass and Carl Allen drums.
         

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          Three more from late period Jazz Messengers alumni, beginning with ‘Citadel’ from Branford Marsalis’ 1987 album ‘Renaissance’, featuring Kenny Kirkland piano, Bob Hurst bass, Tony Williams drums and Marsalis on soprano saxophone.
           

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            The title track from tenor saxophonist Jean Toussaint’s 1992 album ‘What Goes Around’, with Bheki Mseleku piano, Wayne Batchelor bass and Mark Mondesir drums.
             

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              ‘Jackie And The Bean Stalk’ from alto saxophonist Kenny Garrett’s 1992 album ‘Black Hope’, with Kenny Kirkland piano, Charnett Moffett bass, Brian Blade drums and Don Alias percussion.
               

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                ‘Drawn Away’ from tenor saxophonist Ben Wendel’s 2020 album ‘High Heart’, with Michael Mayo vocals, Gerald Clayton electric piano, Shai Maestro piano, Joe Sanders bass and Nate Wood drums.
                 

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                  ‘57 Chevy’ from the 2005 album ‘Altered States’ by Yellowjackets – Bob Mintzer tenor saxophone, Russell Ferrante piano, Jimmy Haslip bass and Marcus Baylor drums.
                   

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                    ‘Bergen Road’ from trumpeter Alex Sipiagin’s 2017 album ‘Moments Captured’, with Will Vinson alto saxophone, John Escreet piano, Matt Brewer bass and Eric Harland drums.
                     

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                      ‘Starmaker’ from the 2008 album ‘Earfood’ by the Roy Hargrove Quintet – Hargrove on trumpet, Justin Robinson alto saxophone, Gerald Clayton piano, Danton Boller bass and Montez Coleman drums.
                       

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                        ‘The Starry Night’ from the 2012 album ‘Rebirth’ by pianist Billy Childs, with Steve Wilson soprano saxophone, Hans Glawischnig bass and Eric Harland drums.
                         

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                          ‘Caipirinha’ from bassist Kyle Eastwood’s 2015 album ‘Time Pieces’, with Brandon Allen tenor/soprano saxophones, Quentin Collins trumpet, Andrew McCormack piano and Ernesto Simpson drums.
                           

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                            ‘A Chamada’ from Milton Nascimento’s 1973 album ‘Milagre Dos Peixes’, featuring Nascimento on vocals and guitar, Nana Vasconcelos percussion/effects, Nico Borges percussion/effects and Ronaldo Batista percussion/effects.
                             

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                              ‘Lenda Do Carmo’ from the 1975 album ‘Chama Acesa’ by Ivan Lins, featuring Lins on vocals and guitar, Gilson Peranzzetta keyboards, Fred Barbosa bass/percussion and Joao Cortez drums/percussion.
                               

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                                'Transamazonica’ from the self-titled 1971 album by Antonio Adolfo and A Brazuca, featuring Adolfo on electric piano, Luis Claudio Remos guitar, Luisao Maia bass, Paulinho Braga drums/percussion, Semiramis ‘Bimba’ Rubim vocals and Luis Keller vocals.
                                 

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                                  ‘Twin Towers’’ from the 2020 album ‘Ascension’ by the Black Art Jazz Collective – Jeremy Pelt trumpet, Wayne Escoffery tenor saxophone, James Burton trombone, Rashaan Carter bass and Mark Whitfield Jr drums.
                                   

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                                    ‘Undertow’ from the 2020 album ‘Round Again’ by Joshua Redman tenor saxophone, Brad Mehldau piano, Christian McBride bass and Brian Blade drums.
                                     

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                                      ‘Rome’ from alto saxophonist David Binney’s 2006 album ‘Cities And Desire’, with Mark Turner tenor saxophone, Craig Taborn piano, Thomas Morgan bass and Dan Weiss drums.
                                       

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                                        ‘Why Wait’ from the 1982 album ‘The Griffith Pak Collection’, an all-star collaboration between Freddie Hubbard trumpet, Joe Henderson tenor saxophone, Chick Corea piano, Stanley Clarke bass and Lenny White drums.
                                         

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                                          From the 1986 album ‘Double Take’, a collaboration between trumpeters Freddie Hubbard and Woody Shaw, a version of Freddie’s ‘Hub-Tones’ featuring Kenny Garrett alto saxophone, Mulgrew Miller piano, Cecil McBee bass and Carl Allen drums.
                                           

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                                            ‘Dahomey Dance’ from trumpeter Hannibal Marvin Peterson’s 1979 album ‘Tribute’, with Michael Cochrane piano, Deidre Murray cello, Errol Walter bass and Makaya Ntshoko drums.


                                             

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                                              Whenever I think of vibraphone I think of this

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                                                ‘Hibernal’ from Arve Henriksen’s 2019 album ‘Towards Language’, featuring Henriksen on trumpet/electronics, Eivind Aarset guitar/electronics, Erik Honore synthesizer and Jan Bang samples/programming.
                                                 

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                                                  ‘Sinking Ship’ from Jan Bang’s 2013 album ‘Narrative From The Subtropics’, with Arve Henriksen trumpet/vocals, David Soler guitar and Jan Bang synthesizer, samples and programming.
                                                   

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                                                    ‘Icy Altitude’ from Nils Petter Molvaer’s 2009 album ‘Hamada’, featuring Molvaer on trumpet/vocals, and Eivind Aarset guitar/electronics/programming.
                                                     

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