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Night in Tunisia [1961]
     

A Night in Tunisia [1961]

by Art Blakey & the Jazz Messengers
 

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Art Blakey & the Jazz Messengers hit their artistic peak with the powerful A Night in Tunisia. This incarnation of the group included Lee Morgan, Wayne Shorter, Bobby Timmons, and Jymie Merritt along with their leader, Blakey. As the

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Art Blakey & the Jazz Messengers hit their artistic peak with the powerful A Night in Tunisia. This incarnation of the group included Lee Morgan, Wayne Shorter, Bobby Timmons, and Jymie Merritt along with their leader, Blakey. As the Messengers entered their most fruitful period for Blue Note, Blakey drove his men relentlessly with powerful grooves, heavy swinging, and shouts of encouragement. This session documents the full power of his assertive leadership and the masterful playing of his sidemen, each rising to legendary status under his tutelage. Long known for their creative arrangements within the context of small-group jazz, the Messengers push the definition of hard bop and blues to the limit here. Dizzy Gillespie's title track is evidence enough of the creative power of this group: Blakey's steam shovel-like mambo, Morgan and Shorter's wailing solos, and a dramatic ending make for a stunning piece. Shorter's contribution includes the swinging "Sincerely Diana." The soulful Bobby Timmons presents his delightful "So Tired," a bluesy number in the spirit of his classic "Dat Dere." Also included are Lee Morgan's smoky "Yama," the bouncing "Kozo's Waltz," and the classic "When Your Lover Has Gone.,"

Product Details

Release Date:
01/21/2014
Label:
Audio Wave Music
UPC:
0693692200218
catalogNumber:
21
Rank:
122863

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Performance Credits

Art Blakey & the Jazz Messengers   Primary Artist
Lee Morgan   Trumpet
Wayne Shorter   Tenor Saxophone
Bobby Timmons   Piano
Jymie Merritt   Bass
Art Blakey   Drums

Technical Credits

Dizzy Gillespie   Composer
Lee Morgan   Composer
Wayne Shorter   Composer
Bobby Timmons   Composer
Rudy Van Gelder   Engineer
Joe Harley   Producer
Frank Paparelli   Composer
Barbara J. Gardner   Liner Notes
Reid Miles   Cover Design
Einar Aaron Swan   Composer
Robert Bantz   Executive Producer
Scott Warpool   Art Direction

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