A Night in Tunisia

Art Blakey and the Jazz Messengers

Paris, 1959

This video is a performance of Art Blakey and the Jazz Messengers. For more than thirty years Blakey headed this influential group who released their first record 1954. The “Jazz Messengers” name had been used for his rehearsal bands since 1947.

Personnel:

Art Blakey, drums
Wayne Shorter, saxophone
Lee Morgan, trumpet
Jymie Merritt, bass
Bobby Timmons, piano