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Art Blakey: Africaine

Art Blakey: Africaine

Wayne Shorter's first studio album with Art Blakey and the Jazz Messengers was recorded on November 10, 1959. Two of the six songs on the date were originals by the tenor saxophonist. Then the album sat in the Blue Note vault for 22 years, when it finally was released as Africaine in 1981. We have re-issue ...


Art Blakey And The Jazz Messengers: Africaine

Read "Africaine" reviewed by Ian Nicolson

Many fans with tuned-in ears rate Blakey and Blue Note as the ultimate in Jazz talent-spotting - and his Jazz Messengers were their Academy of Excellence. Lee Morgan, Cedar Walton, Wayne Shorter, Feddie Hubbard, Hank Mobley, Curtis Fuller, Horace Silver and Bobby Timmons all became Messengers, in front of one of the presiding geniuses of hard ...