Just Coolin’

Just Coolin’, a previously unreleased studio album by Art Blakey & The Jazz Messengers recorded in (the magical year) 1959, but only issued in 2020.

Drums: Art Blakey
Piano: Bobby Timmons
Tenor Saxophone: Hank Mobley
Double Bass: Jymie Merritt
Trumpet: Lee Morgan

Track Listing

  1. Hipsippy Blues
  2. Close Your Eyes
  3. Jimerick
  4. Quick Trick
  5. M&M
  6. Just Coolin’

More Hard Bop

Music Education

Chakachas – Eso Es El Amor

The Chakachas were a Belgian based group of Latin Soul studio musicians. Also known as Les/Los/The Chakachas, they were formed by bandleader Gaston Bogaert, ex-Los Juano Boengs and The Continentals, percussion (conga and tumba); Tito Puente’s singer wife Kari Kenton, vocals and maracas; Vic Ingeveldt (a Dutchman from Liege), saxophone; Charlie Lots, trumpet; Christian Marc, piano; Henri Breyre, guitar and backing vocals; and Bill Raymond, bass guitar. All were native to Schaarbeek (a district of Brussels), or nearby Charleroi, Willebroek and Liege.

chakachas - eso es el amor

I owned this vinyl… Don’t know where it is now…