'First Flight to Tokyo: The Lost 1961 Recordings' is a thrilling previously unreleased live recording of Art Blakey & The Jazz Messengers captured at Hibiya Public Hall in Tokyo on January 14, 1961, during the band's first-ever tour of Japan. The Jazz Messengers were among the first modern jazz groups to tour the country, and adoring Japanese audiences were enthralled by one of the band's all-time great line-ups featuring the legendary drummer with Lee Morgan on trumpet, Wayne Shorter on tenor saxophone, Bobby Timmons on piano, and Jymie Merritt on bass. The concert featured soaring performances of well-known jazz staples including Charlie Parker's 'Now's the Time' Thelonious Monk's ''Round About Midnight' and Jazz Messenger hits including 'Blues March', 'Dat Dere' and 'Moanin'.

Art Blakey and the Jazz Messengers - First Flight to Tokyo: The Lost 1961 Recordings

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Number of Discs
2
Release Date
10/12/2021
Artist
Art Blakey and the Jazz Messengers
format
CD / Album
Label / Studio
Decca Records

'First Flight to Tokyo: The Lost 1961 Recordings' is a thrilling previously unreleased live recording of Art Blakey & The Jazz Messengers captured at Hibiya Public Hall in Tokyo on January 14, 1961, during the band's first-ever tour of Japan. The Jazz Messengers were among the first modern jazz groups to tour the country, and adoring Japanese audiences were enthralled by one of the band's all-time great line-ups featuring the legendary drummer with Lee Morgan on trumpet, Wayne Shorter on tenor saxophone, Bobby Timmons on piano, and Jymie Merritt on bass. The concert featured soaring performances of well-known jazz staples including Charlie Parker's 'Now's the Time' Thelonious Monk's ''Round About Midnight' and Jazz Messenger hits including 'Blues March', 'Dat Dere' and 'Moanin'.

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Disc 1:
1) Now's the Time - Take 1 (Live at Hibiya Public Hall, Tokyo, Japan 14/1/61) (21.58)
2) Moanin' (Live at Hibiya Public Hall, Tokyo, Japan 14/1/61) (12.44)
3) Blues March (Live at Hibiya Public Hall, Tokyo, Japan 14/1/61) (10.59)
4) The Theme (Live at Hibiya Public Hall, Tokyo, Japan 14/1/61) (0.32)
5) Dat Dere (Live at Hibiya Public Hall, Tokyo, Japan 14/1/61) (11.03)
6) 'Round About Midnight (Live at Hibiya Public Hall, Tokyo, Japan 14/1/61) (12.15)
7) Now's the Time - Version 2 (Live at Hibiya Public Hall, Tokyo, Japan 14/1/61) (16.47)
7) Now's the Time (Live at Hibiya Public Hall, Tokyo, Japan 14/1/61) (16.47)
8) A Night in Tunisia (Live at Hibiya Public Hall, Tokyo, Japan 14/1/61) (10.30)
9) The Theme - Version 2 (Live at Hibiya Public Hall, Tokyo, Japan 14/1/61) (0.32)

Album
First Flight to Tokyo: The Lost 1961 Recordings
Publisher
Universal Music
Main Format
CD
Explicit Lyrics
No
Keyword Index
First Flight to Tokyo: The Lost 1961 Recordings | Art Blakey and the Jazz Messengers
Catalogue Number
3595285

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