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The Egyptian

Art Blakey’s Jazz Messengers

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“Jazz 625,” 1965

Drummer Art Blakey and the Jazz Messengers are in full flight for this 1966 performance of “The Egyptian” featuring Lee Morgan on trumpet and John Gilmore on tenor saxophone. This was filmed by the BBC for seminal jazz television program “Jazz 625.”

In 2001 Blakey would enter the Grammy Hall of Fame; and in 1982, the Jazz Hall of Fame. In 2005, Blakey got the Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award.

Personnel:

Lee Morgan, trumpet
John Gilmore, tenor sax
John Hicks, piano
Victor Sproles, bass
Art Blakey, drums