Art Blakey - heading one of his many all-star lineups.

Art Blakey’s Jazz Messengers – Live In Zurich – 1958 – Past Daily Downbeat

Art Blakey – heading one of his many all-star lineups.

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A classic concert this weekend. Art Blakey’s Jazz Messengers, featuring Lee Morgan, Benny Golson, Bobby Timmons and Jymie Merritt in concert at Volkshaus, Zurich on December 4, 1958.

Lucky for us Swiss Radio was on hand to record everything and this almost-two-hour-long concert goes down as a memorable one.

Here’s what’s on the players:

Art Blakey’s Jazz Messengers December 4, 1958 Volkshaus, Zurich
Swiss Radio

Art Blakey- d;
Lee Morgan -tp;
Benny Golson -ts;
Bobby Timmons -p;
Jymie Merritt -b;

Part 1 – 01. Now’s The Time 13.17
02. The Theme 6.49
03. Moanin 14.31
04. Whisper Not 11.05
05. Evidence 6.14
Part 2. – 01. I Remember Clifford 7.59
02. Just By Myself 6.45
03. Along Came Betty 11.59
04. My Funny Valentine 5.23
05. Come Rain Or Come Shine 8.48
06. Night In Tunisia 9.07

The sound quality is pretty good for the period, and the fact that the whole concert was recorded is something of a miracle.

So sit back and chill with this one and enjoy the ride.

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