Art Blakey & The Jazz Messengers

The Witch Doctor (Tone Poet Series) (602435148601)

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The Witch Doctor (Tone Poet Series)

Art Blakey & The Jazz Messengers

Blue Note

602435148601

LPS 164153

602435148601

JAZZ

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LP 33,04 €

180 GRAM VINYL

MASTERED FROM THE ORIGINAL ANALOG TAPES

4 STARS ALL MUSIC GUIDE

Recorded in 1961, but not released until 1967, The Witch Doctor features one of Art Blakey & The Jazz Messengers’ all-time great line-ups: Wayne Shorter on tenor saxophone, Lee Morgan on trumpet, Bobby Timmons on piano, and Jymie Merritt on bass. Shorter and Morgan each contribute two tunes, with Timmons penning one. Highlights include Morgan’s spectacular 6/8 modal piece “Afrique” and Shorter’s minor masterpiece “Those Who Sit And Wait.” Bobby Timmons brings the deep soul goods on his composition “A Little Busy,” and the album closes with a fleet-footed romp through Clifford Jordan’s tune “Lost and Found.”

PERSONNEL:

  • Lee Morgan - trumpet
  • Wayne Shorter - tenor sax
  • Bobby Timmons - piano
  • Jymie Merritt - bass
  • Art Blakey - drums

New Jersey, Marcha 14th, 1961

TRACKS:

  • SIDE A
  • A1: The Witch Doctor
  • A2: Afrique
  • A3: Those Who Sit And Wait
  • SIDE B
  • B1: A Little Busy
  • B2: Joelle
  • B3: Lost And Found