Art Blakey records ‘Ugetsu’ with the Jazz Messengers featuring Wayne Shorter and Freddie Hubbard (1963)

‘Ugetsu’ by Art Blakey and the Jazz Messengers is a live album featuring Wayne Shorter and Freddie Hubbard, recorded on June 16, 1963 at Birdland in New-York and released In October 1963 by Riverside.

Track Listing : 1.One By One (Wayne Shorter) – 06:18 . 2.Ugetsu (Cedar Walton) – 11:03 . 3.Time Off (Curtis Fuller) – 04:56 . 4.Ping-Pong (Wayne Shorter) – 08:09 . 5.I Didn’T Know What Time It Was (Richard Rodgers/Lorenz Hart) – 06:32 . 6.On The Ginza (Wayne Shorter) – 07:04 . 7.Eva (Wayne Shorter) – 05:58 . 8.The High Priest (Curtis Fuller) – 05:27 . 9.The Theme (Miles Davis) – 01:48

Musicians : Art Blakey – Drums . Wayne Shorter – Tenor Sax . Cedar Walton – Piano . Curtis Fuller – Trombone . Freddie Hubbard – Trumpet . Reggie Workman – Double Bass

Production : Produced By Orrin Keepnews . Dave Jones – Engineer . Kirk Felton – Mastering

Package : Orrin Keepnews – Liner Notes . Ken Deardoff – Cover Design, Design . Ed Sherman – Liner Notes

Recorded On June 16, 1963 At Birdland In New-York City.

Released In October 1963 By Riverside.


The title track …. Fast-paced, upbeat, grooving – with some excellent work on horn, particularly by Freddie Hubbard on trumpet. Holy moly, some of those notes seem invented just for this songand by his trumpet alone. […]

It’s rare to see this much promise on a record, such a clear vision of greatness to come, even as the sounds the players crank out are so immediately brilliant. In short, if you don’t have this one already, go get it. Now. […]

What a place to have been for 98 lucky souls. Yes, you read that right. The most famous jazz club in the world has a capacity of just 98. […]


‘Ugetsu’ by Art Blakey and the Jazz Messengers


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