Art Blakey & The Jazz Messengers

Paris 1959 - Dvd Zone 0

Impro-Jazz

Personnel:
Lee Morgan (tp), Wayne Shorter (ts), Walter Davis Jr. (p), Jymie Merritt (b) & Art Blakey (d).

Reference: IJ 517

This amazing concert, issued here for the first time ever on DVD, features some of the only images of Lee Morgan captured on film (he was 21 years old when this concert took place) as well as a young, pre-Miles era, Wayne Shorter.

This DVD shows the Jazz Messengers at the height of their skills, in a city they were very familar with (they recorded one of their most famous albums a year previously at the Club Saint Germain). All the tunes here have their highlights, yet it is Dizzy Gillespie's "A Night In Tunisia" which really stands out.

In addition to the five tunes filmed during the concert, this release contains two bonus tracks from the very same performance in which only the audio was preserved.

Tracklisting:

1. Blues March (Benny Golson) (8:55)
2. Are You Real? (Benny Golson) (11:00)
3. A Night In Tunisia (Dizzy Gillespie) (8:46)
4. Close Your Eyes (Bernice Petkere) (12:09)
5. Goldie (Lee Morgan) (10:28)

Bonus Audio Tracks from the Concert:

6. Ray's Idea (R. Brown, D. Gillespie) (5:05)
7. Lester Left Town (Wayne Shorter) (10:06)

Total Audio Time: 15:11 mins.

Recorded live at the Champs-Elysées Theatre, Paris, November 15 1959.

Total Time: 51:18 mins.
B&W / Mono

Price:

$19.48  (tax incl.)

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