Backgammon; Along came Betty; Uranus; Blues March; All the things you are; Gipsy folk tales
Art Blakey (drums), David Schnitter (tenor sax), Bill Hardman (trumpet), Mickey Tucker (piano) Cameron Brown (bass)
Picture Format: 4:3, 1 DVD Sound Format: LPCM stereo, Dolby Digital 5.1, DTS 5.1 Running Time: 61 mins Region Code: NTSC All Booklet Languages: GB, F, D Recording Date: Umbria Jazz Festival, 22 July 1976
Catalogue Number: DVWW-JAOR
“This is classic Jazz Messengers; ‘hard bop’ at its best, creative and exciting ” MusicWeb
Recorded in 1976, the concert features outstanding solo performances from Blakey and members of his band, performing on a makeshift stage in the Umbrian square to a huge crowd. At a time when many jazz musicians were experimenting with electronics and fusing their music with pop, the Messengers were a mainstay of straight-ahead jazz, performed with passion and panache.