Art Blakey’s ‘A Night in Tunisia’ is an album recorded on August 7 and 14, 1960 with the Jazz Messengers featuring Lee Morgan, Wayne Shorter, Bobby Timmons and Jymie Merritt in 1960 and released the same year by Blue Note.
RateYourMusic Some impressive solos aside, this is largely formulaic hard bop of exactly the same kind found on every other Jazz Messengers album of the time; here it wears thin because the material is simply not strong enough to allow for true highlights. […]
allmusic The lengthy title track on this CD easily overshadows the rest of the program for it is one of the most exciting versions ever recorded of Dizzy Gillespie‘s “A Night in Tunisia.” […]
Amazon The title track is very possibly the hottest smoking jazz you will ever hear in your life. You will be flat-out amazed that there’s only one man playing the drums–Blakey sounds like a percussion ensemble all on his own […]