Art Blakey's name has become synonymous with hard drive and pulsating excitement. He was a musician who believed that a jazz group should be a solid cohesive unit, not just "five guys blowing on the same changes." What made the Jazz Messengers different, was that the rhythm section did not just play time behind the horns, they backed up the horn section solidly and would set up the soloist, who in turn would listen and pick up cues that would be thrown his way.
The DVD - Art Blakey & Jazz Messengers Live At Vanguard Club, New York 1982
Tracklisting: - Fuller Love - Miz B.c - My Ship - Bonus Set - Johnny Griffith - Blues for Gonzi - A Monk's Dream - 56