Saturday, February 02, 2008

The Jazz Messengers: “A Night in Tunisia” (1959)

This is the Jazz Messengers (Wayne Shorter, Lee Morgan, Art Blakey , Jymie Merritt, and Walter Davis Jr.) performing “A Night in Tunisia” in Paris in 1959.

A Night in Tunisia” was composed by Dizzy Gillespie in 1942 and has become a jazz standard performed by many musicians. Art Blakey and the Jazz Messengers’ recording of this song was released in 1960.

(See the previous post here of Art Blakey And The Jazz Messengers performing “Dat Dere”.)

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