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Art Blakely & Lee Morgan

“Jazz 625”

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On this particular date, the lineup of the “Jazz Messengers” included John Gilmore, a dedicated follower of Sun Ra.

The British television program “Jazz 625” had a two-year run from April 1964 to August 1966, with its original host being Steve Race.

In a 1965 episode of “Jazz 625,” Art Blakey’s Jazz Messengers took the stage in London, delivering a remarkable performance that remains a notable moment in the show’s history.


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


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