(Pre Order) Art Blakey & The Jazz Messengers - First Flight To Tokyo: The Lost 1961 Recordings - LP

(Pre Order) Art Blakey & The Jazz Messengers - First Flight To Tokyo: The Lost 1961 Recordings - LP

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Coming December 10th 2021

A previously unreleased live recording of drum legend Art Blakey with a classic line-up of the Jazz Messengers, featuring trumpeter Lee Morgan, tenor saxophonist Wayne Shorter, pianist Bobby Timmons, and bassist Jymie Merritt. It was captured on January 14, 1961, at Hibiya Public Hall in Tokyo during the band’s first-ever tour of Japan.

Co-produced by Zev Feldman and David Weiss, the audio was newly transferred from the original 1/4” tape reels.

Side A
1. Now’s the Time

Side B
1. Moanin’
2. Blues March
3. The Theme

Side C
1. Dat Dere
2. ‘Round About Midnight

Side D
1. Now’s the Time – Version 2
2. A Night in Tunisia
3. The Theme – Version 2