Chicago Jazz Festival 1987 (2CD) by Art Blakey & The Jazz Messengers

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Chicago Jazz Festival 1987 (2CD)

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Art Blakey’s band was unofficially known as the ‘finishing school of jazz’, with celebrated players including Hank Mobley, Freddie Hubbard, Donald Byrd, Lee Morgan, Chuck Mangione, Wayne Shorter, Keith Jarrett and Wynton Marsalis passing through its ranks over the decades. Blakey continued to play and tour right up to the end of his life.

The superb sets here were recorded at the 9th Annual Chicago Jazz Festival on September 5th 1987, and broadcast on NPR radio the following year. They are presented together with notes and images.

Disc One with the Jazz Messengers

Show Intro

Along Came Betty

Improvisation #1

Improvisation #2

Presentation

Disc Two with the Reunion Jazz Messengers

Band Intro

Politely

Band Intro

Along Came Betty

Are You Real?

Night In Tunisia

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