A Night In Tunisia

Art Blakey Big Band

 

Woody Shaw and Herbie Hancock jam with Blakey

At the 1987 Mt. Fuji Jazz Festival, drummer Art Blakey took time off from leading the Jazz Messengers to head a big band.

On a rather uptempo version of “A Night In Tunisia,” after Blakey brings it in, trumpeter Woody Shaw (just two years before his passing) takes a blazing solo.

Herbie Hancock also swings hard during his piano solo, clearly enjoying playing in this special setting.

-Scott Yanow