Seven years after drummer Art Blakey
’s death, a Jazz Messengers reunion group was formed for a tour and a recording. Led by tenor saxophonist Benny Golson (who acts as the band’s musical director), the sextet also includes trumpeter Terence Blanchard, trombonist Curtis Fuller, pianist Geoff Keezer, bassist Peter Washington and drummer Lewis Nash (in Blakey’s spot). Together they perform Wayne Shorter’s “One By One,” and Cedar Walton’s “Plexus,” and compositions by Blanchard and Fuller, plus a pair (including “Blues March”) by Golson. The overall results are very much in the hard bop
tradition and full of spirit.
Edited by karlx on 24 Sep 2006, 23:31
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