Every month, we update our Vinyl Me, Please Classics Playlist with selections inspired by this month's Classics Record of the Month. In September, Classics members will receive The Freedom Rider, the 1964 album from Art Blakey & The Jazz Messengers, one of the most influential jazz bands of all time. Listen above for a playlist of choice cuts from the band's classic albums. Learn more about Vinyl Me, Please Classics here.
Andrew Winistorfer is Vinyl Me, Please’s Classics and Country Director, and an editor of their books, 100 Albums You Need In Your Collection and The Best Record Stores In The United States. He’s written Listening Notes for more than 20 VMP releases, and co-produced Nat Turner Rebellion's Laugh to Keep From Crying. He lives in Saint Paul, Minnesota.