Art Blakey And The Jazz Messengers A Night In Tunisia on XRCD
Mastered to XRCD by Engineer Alan Yoshida and Producer Joe Harley from Rudy Van Gelder's Original Blue Note 2-Track Analog Tapes
Highest Quality Analog to Digital Transfers from Tape to CD Available!
Art Blakey was, without doubt, one of the most explosive and rock-solid swinging drummers of all time. He also is one of the finest bandleaders and discoverers of new talent the music has ever known. On the title cut of 1960’s A Night in Tunisia, Art is at his most passionate, starting off with a solo full of polyrhythms, color and fire, nearly primal in its intensity. The word “fire” can easily apply to this version of the Jazz Messengers, featuring the blistering trumpet of Lee Morgan, the highly original tenor-saxophonist Wayne Shorter, the funky pianist Bobby Timmons and the always-reliable bassist Jymie Merritt.
In addition to their remarkable instrumental prowess, Morgan, Shorter and Timmons were skilled songwriters. Each contributes a song or two to this classic set, including Timmons’ “So Tired.” However, it is the 11-minute version of Dizzy Gillespie’s “A Night in Tunisia,” given arguably its greatest recording, that really makes this album a transcendent jazz listening experience for the ages.
Rudy Van Gelder's original Blue Note 2-track analog tapes were meticulously mastered to XRCD by engineer Alan Yoshida and producer Joe Harley. Each XRCD comes with deluxe hard-bound book style packaging with original liner notes and high resolution black & white session photos by Francis Wolff. These are the highest quality analog to digital transfers from tape to CD available. Compatible with all CD players.
Art Blakey (drums)
Lee Morgan (trumpet)
Wayne Shorter (tenor saxophone)
Bobby Timmons (piano)
Jymie Merritt (bass)
Art Blakey And The Jazz Messengers A Night In Tunisia Track Listing:
1. A Night In Tunisa
2. Sincerely Diana
3. So Tired
5. Kozo's Waltz
6. When Your Lover Has Gone (bonus track)
7. Sincerely Diana (alternate take) (bonus track)