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Art Blakey's Jazz Messengers - UGETSU: At Birdland

Art Blakey & The Jazz Messengers

Art Blakey's Jazz Messengers - UGETSU: At Birdland


Ugetsu, a 1963 live set from the original Birdland, finds Art Blakey & His Jazz Messengers at the peak of their powers with one of their strongest lineups. The group primarily recorded sessions for Alfred Lion's Blue Note label, but this Riverside date is as strong as any of their previous outings. Having acquired the services of trombonist Curtis Fuller in 1961, the Messengers' front line was its most robust ever, with Wayne Shorter and Freddie Hubbard consistently turning in some of their best performances. Reissued on vinyl by Craft Recordings, released as part of the Craft Jazz Essentials series.


Side A
1. One By One
2. Ugetsu
3. Time Off

Side B
1. Ping-Pong
2. I Didn't Know What Time It Was
3. On The Ginza

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