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 Senior Director of Music and Editorial at Vinyl Me, Please, and a writer and 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 30 VMP releases, co-produced multiple VMP Anthologies, and executive produced the VMP Anthologies The Story of Vanguard, The Story of Willie Nelson, Miles Davis: The Electric Years and The Story of Waylon Jennings. He lives in Saint Paul, Minnesota.