Blakey appears in Belgium with his Jazz Messengers: Lee Morgan, Benny Golson, Bobby Timmons, and Jymie Merritt. Dan Morgenstern provides liner notes.
ART BLAKEY AND THE JAZZ MESSENGERS
Jazz Icons: Art Blakey and The Jazz Messengers features what many consider to be one of the finest line-ups in the history of jazz-Art Blakey (Drums), Bobby Timmons (Piano), Jymie Merritt (Bass), Benny Golson (Sax) and the legendary trumpet player, Lee Morgan. Lost for nearly 50 years, this historic 55-minute concert, filmed in Belgium in 1958, one month to the day after they recorded their masterpiece Moanin', is the only known visual document of this influential band who were together for only six months.