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Sons of the Jazz Messengers (1956 - 1964)

Russell Perry BY

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In 1956, with Horace Silver's departure, Art Blakey inherited the The Jazz Messengers. Over the next five years, the Jazz Messengers took part in recording sessions that have resulted in almost 40 live and studio recordings. Also in this period, Blakey collaborated with players who became the stars of Hard Bop. In this hour, we will hear from just some of these players—trumpeters Kenny Dorham and Lee Morgan, pianist Bobby Timmons and tenor saxophonists Hank Mobley and Wayne Shorter. Other band members, such as Donald Byrd, Benny Golson, Freddie Hubbard, Jackie McLean and Johnny Griffin will contribute to future programs in this series.


  • Host Intro 0:00
  • Kenny Dorham and The Jazz Prophets "Autumn in New York" from Round About Midnight at the Cafe Bohemia (Blue Note) 3:11
  • Kenny Dorham and The Jazz Prophets "Monaco" from Round About Midnight at the Cafe Bohemia (Blue Note) 7:41
  • Host speaks 13:21
  • Hank Mobley Quartet "If I Should Lose You" from Soul Station (Blue Note) 14:51
  • Hank Mobley Quartet "Dig Dis" from Soul Station (Blue Note) 19:57
  • Host speaks 26:02
  • Lee Morgan Quintet "Hocus-Pocus" from Sidewinder (Blue Note) 29:18
  • Lee Morgan Quintet "The Joker" from Search for a New Land (Blue Note) 35:39
  • Host speaks 40:43
  • Bobby Timmons Trio "Dat Dere" from In Person (Riverside) 43:00
  • Host speaks 47:28
  • Art Blakey & The Jazz Messengers "Lester Left Town" from The Big Beat (Blue Note) 48:53
  • Host Outro 54:55

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