Ugetsu MP3 OJCCD 090 25
  • CAT # OJCCD-090-25

    1. One By One 6:17
    2. Ugetsu 5:03
    3. Time Off 4:54
    4. Ping Pong 8:08
    5. I Didn't Know What Time It Was 4:40
    6. On The Ginza 7:02
    7. Eva 5:53
    8. The High Priest 5:55
    9. The Theme 1:05

The place was a Broadway cellar that, with characteristic and not very exaggerated swagger, proclaimed itself "The Jazz Corner of the World." The date was mid-June 1963, when the New York post-bop era was still very much in progress. The bandleader was Art Blakey, then–as he continued to be for over two decades–celebrated as a developer of major new talent (the young lineup on this occasion included such as Freddie Hubbard and Wayne Shorter). The result, this Jazz Messengers album, remains a swinging pleasure and a reaffirmation of the belief that this kind of on-the-scene adventure can create some of the most effective recorded jazz.

One by One, Ugetsu, Time Off, Ping-Pong, I Didn't Know What Time It Was, On the Ginza, plus CD bonus tracks Eva, The High Priest, The Theme

with Curtis Fuller, Freddie Hubbard, Wayne Shorter, Cedar Walton, Reggie Workman

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