Art Blakey & The Jazz Messengers
First Flight To Tokyo: The Lost 1961 Recordings

£32.99
Product Code: 3595286
Release Date: 10th December 2021
Product Code: 3595286
Release Date: 10th December 2021
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First Flight to Tokyo: The Lost 1961 Recordings is a thrilling previously unreleased live recording of Art Blakey and The Jazz Messengers captured at Hibiya Public Hall in Tokyo on January 14, 1961 during the bands first-ever tour of Japan. The Jazz Messengers were among the first modern jazz groups to tour the country, and adoring Japanese audiences were enthralled by one of the bands all-time great line-ups featuring the legendary drummer with Lee Morgan on trumpet, Wayne Shorter on tenor saxophone, Bobby Timmons on piano, and Jymie Merritt on bass. The concert featured soaring performances of well-known jazz staples including Charlie Parkers Nows the Time, Thelonious Monks Round About Midnight, and Jazz Messenger hits including Blues March, Dat Dere, and Moanin.

Both formats come with elaborate booklets featuring rare photos by Japanese photographers Shunji Okura and Hozumi Nakadaira; an historical essay by acclaimed jazz critic Bob Blumenthal; plus new interviews with Wayne Shorter in conversation with Blue Note president Don Was, celebrated saxophonist Lou Donaldson, Japanese jazz star Sadao Watanabe, renowned Japanese music critic Reiko Yukawa, Blakeys son Takashi Blakey, and a trio of drum greats: Louis Hayes, Billy Hart and Cindy Blackman Santana. Audio was newly transferred from the original ¼ tape reels.

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  • MPN:
    3595286
  • EAN:
    0602435952864

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