Even in 1959, when this album was recorded, Dizzy Gillespi's A Night In Tunisia was the subject of endless recorded versions, most of them dull. With one of the greatest editions of the Jazz Messengers, Blakey found new inspiration in the tune and recorded this explosive, masterful version.
Members Lee Morgan, Wayne Shorter and Bobby Timmons contribute originals to the album and Timmons So Tired might have been a soul jazz hit were it not for the overwhelming power of the title tracks. Two bonus tracks have been added to the original album.
ART BLAKEY, drums
LEE MORGAN, trumpet; WAYNE SHORTER, tenor sax: BOBBY TIMMONS, piano; JYMIE MERRITT, bass
* Bonus tracks, not part of the original LP
Recorded on August 7 (#2, 4, 6 & 7) & August 14 (#1,3,5), 1960 at the Van Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs, New Jersey
1. Night In Tunisia (11:16)
2. Sincerely Diana ( 6:51)
3. So Tired ( 6:39)
4. Yama ( 6:24)
5. Kozo's Waltz ( 6:49)
6. *When Your Lover Has Gone ( 6:45)
7. *Sincerely Diana (alternate take) ( 6:58)
Total Playing Time: 51:44 (min:sec)
Total Size : 91.5 MB (95,979,968 bytes)
More info: http://www.pbs.org/jazz/biography/artist_id_blakey_art.htm http://www.artblakey.com/
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