was an acknowledged musical
master, a founder of modern jazz drumming and a father figure to three
generations of jazz superstars. His Jazz Messengers first appeared on the
scene in 1954, and the alumni is a who's who of great jazz names including
Lee Morgan, Donald Byrd, Johnny Griffin, Wayne Shorter, Keith Jarrett, and
many more. Here, Wynton Marsalis makes his debut appearance as Blakey's
trumpeter. From the first distinctive Blakey drum roll, the Messengers
deliver a sizzling hard bop concert, playing Little Man, New York, Webb
City and an extended version of Kurt Weill's My Ship, which features
Wynton as trumpet soloist.
Art Blakey, drums; Wynton Marsalis, trumpet; Branford Marsalis, alto & baritone sax; Billy
Pierce, tenor sax; Donald Brown, piano; bass.
Selections: Little Man, New York, Webb City , My Ship