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A Night In Tunisia

Art Blakey Big Band

 
 

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Woody Shaw and Herbie Hancock jam with Blakey

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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



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