As the 1960s began Art Blakey's The Jazz Messengers were fueled by the compositions of Wayne Shorter with the front line of Shorter and Lee Morgan. In 1961, this transitioned to the last great Messengers lineup of the 1960sand it was one of the best everFreddie Hubbard on trumpet, Curtis Fuller on trombone, Wayne Shorter on tenor, Cedar Walton on piano and Jymie Merritt on bass, propelled by compositions by Shorter, Fuller, Walton. The 1960s edition of the Jazz Messengers in this hour of Jazz at 100.
Host Intro 0:00
Art Blakey & The Jazz Messengers. "Sleeping Dancer Sleep On" from Like Someone In Love (Blue Note) 3:12
Host speaks 11:14
Art Blakey & The Jazz Messengers. "Mosaic" from Mosaic (Blue Note) 12:54
Art Blakey & The Jazz Messengers. "Arabia" from Mosaic (Blue Note) 21:04
Host speaks 30:02
Art Blakey & The Jazz Messengers. "Backstage Sally" from Buhaina's Delight (Blue Note) 32:21
Art Blakey & The Jazz Messengers. "Contemplation" from Buhaina's Delight (Blue Note) 38:16
Host speaks 44:17
Art Blakey & The Jazz Messengers. "Free for All" from Free for All (Blue Note) 46.42
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