Art Blakey and the Jazz Messengers: So Tired


So Tired


Art Blakey and the Jazz Messengers


A Night in Tunisia (Blue Note 4049)

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Art Blakey (drums), Lee Morgan (trumpet), Wayne Shorter (tenor sax), Bobby Timmons (piano),

Jymie Merritt (bass)


Composed by Wayne Shorter


Recorded: Hackensack, NJ, August 14, 1960


Rating: 98/100 (learn more)

This grooving AABA composition features a Latin/Boogaloo "A" section and a swinging "B" section effortlessly executed by the Timmons/Merritt/Blakey rhythm section. Note how Blakey's "straight" ride-cymbal pattern over the Latin/Boogaloo sections still swings nearly as much as the actual swing sections do! Shorter and Timmons both produce fine solos here, but they serve as bookends to the true marvel of this track, the fiery Lee Morgan solo so brimming with energy and ideas that it often sounds as if Morgan is beginning another incredible line before ending his previous one. This is among the finest examples of a "mellow" Messengers track from composition and arrangement to strong Blakey groove to soulful, exciting solos from all members.

Reviewer: Eric Novod

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  • 1 blue // Jun 12, 2009 at 11:03 AM
    do you have any idea where i could fine the chords?
  • 2 blue // Jun 12, 2009 at 11:03 AM
    *find sorry...