ART BLAKEY & THE JAZZ MESSENGERS - Chicago Jazz Festival 1987 (2CD)

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• Explosive performance broadcast on National Public Radio
• Digitally remastered for greatly enhanced sound quality
• Background liners

Art Blakey & The Jazz Messengers, live at the 9th Annual Chicago Jazz Festival on September 5th 1987

Art Blakey's band was unofficially known as the 'finishing school of jazz', with celebrated players including Hank Mobley, Freddie Hubbard, Donald Byrd, Lee Morgan, Chuck Mangione, Wayne Shorter, Keith Jarrett and Wynton Marsalis passing through its ranks over the decades. Blakey continued to play and tour right up to the end of his life.

The superb sets here were recorded at the 9th Annual Chicago Jazz Festival on September 5th 1987 and broadcast on NPR radio the following year.

They are presented together with notes and images.


Disc One with the Jazz Messengers
1. Show Intro
2. Along Came Betty
3. Improvisation #1
4. Improvisation #2
5. Presentation

Disc Two with the Reunion Jazz Messengers
1. Band Intro
2. Politely
3. Band Intro
4. Along Came Betty
5. Are You Real?
6. Night In Tunisia


Title Chicago Jazz Festival 1987
Catalogue No HH2CD3050
Format 2CD
Barcode 5297961305014