ART BLAKEY & THE JAZZ MESSENGERS

First Flight To Tokyo: The Lost 1961 Recordings

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A previously unreleased live recording of drum legend Art Blakey with a classic line-up of the Jazz Messengers, trumpeter Lee Morgan, tenor saxophonist Wayne Shorter, pianist Bobby Timmons, and bassist Jymie Merritt. It was captured on January 14, 1961, at Hibiya Public Hall in Tokyo during the band's first-ever tour of Japan. Co-produced by Zev Feldman and David Weiss, the audio was newly transferred from the original 1/4" tape reels.

Tracklist

LP1
Side A
1. Now's the Time

Side B
1. Moanin'
2. Blues March
3. The Theme

LP2
Side C
1. Dat Dere
2. 'Round About Midnight

Side D
1. Now's the Time
2. A Night in Tunisia 5
3. The Theme