Night in Tunisia [RVG Edition]

A Night in Tunisia [RVG Edition]

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by Art Blakey & the Jazz Messengers
     
 

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The lengthy title track on this CD easily overshadows the rest of the program for it is one of the most exciting versions ever recorded of Dizzy Gillespie's "A Night in Tunisia." Trumpeter Lee Morgan (then only in his early 20s), tenor saxophonist Wayne Shorter, pianist

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The lengthy title track on this CD easily overshadows the rest of the program for it is one of the most exciting versions ever recorded of Dizzy Gillespie's "A Night in Tunisia." Trumpeter Lee Morgan (then only in his early 20s), tenor saxophonist Wayne Shorter, pianist Bobby Timmons and bassist Jymie Merritt formed one of the strongest of the many versions of Art Blakey & the Jazz Messengers and are actually in fine form during the remainder of the satisfying (if anticlimactic) set. [Originally released in 1960, an RVG edition was reissued on CD in 2005.]

Product Details

Release Date:
02/15/2005
Label:
Blue Note Records
UPC:
0724386447425
catalogNumber:
64474
Rank:
50741

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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,Double Bass
Art Blakey   Drums
Lee Morgan Quintet   Trumpet

Technical Credits

Dizzy Gillespie   Composer
Lee Morgan   Composer
Wayne Shorter   Composer
Bobby Timmons   Composer
Michael Cuscuna   Reissue Producer
Rudy Van Gelder   Engineer
Alfred Lion   Producer,Audio Production
Frank Paparelli   Composer
Francis Wolff   Cover Photo
Bob Blumenthal   Liner Notes
Barbara J. Gardner   Liner Notes
Reid Miles   Cover Design
Einar A. Swan   Composer

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