Meet You at the Jazz Corner of the World
Meet You at the Jazz Corner of the World is two Blue Note live albums featuring the Jazz Messengers with the leader/drummer Art Blakey, trumpeter Lee Morgan, tenor saxophonist Wayne Shorter, pianist Bobby Timmons and bassist Jymie Merritt. The albums were recorded on September 14, 1960 at Birdland, a jazz club in New York City. In 2002, the two LPs were reissued as a double-CD set.
|Meet You at the Jazz Corner of the World|
CD reissue cover
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|Recorded||14 September 1960|
|Label||Blue Note 1960|
Blue Note Japan 2004 (CD)
|Art Blakey and the Jazz Messengers chronology|
|The Rolling Stone Jazz Record Guide|
Allmusic reviewer Lindsay Planer states that "The syncopated and infectiously rhythmic "Night Watch" is highlighted by Shorter, as he begins to fully grasp his improvisational skills that seem to materialize right before the keen-eared listener. He is quickly developing into the undaunted instrumentalist who would revolutionize modern jazz with Miles Davis in the mid-'60s". The 2002 Rudy Van Gelder Edition CD re-issued by Blue Note was given 4 out of 5 stars saying " Birdland (aka "the jazz corner of the world") produced some of Art Blakey's (drums) most revered live recordings...the 2002 complete Meet You at the Jazz Corner of the World would be a welcome addition to the library of most any jazz lover."
The set consists mainly of standards, and three compositions from former Messenger Hank Mobley. Morgan and Shorter offer one tune each, and both volumes are rounded off by the ubiquitous Miles Davis set closer "The Theme".
- Art Blakey - drums
- Lee Morgan - trumpet
- Wayne Shorter - tenor saxophone
- Bobby Timmons - piano
- Jymie Merritt - bass
- Pee Wee Marquette - master of ceremonies/announcer
- Swenson, J., ed. (1985). The Rolling Stone Jazz Record Guide. USA: Random House/Rolling Stone. p. 25. ISBN 0-394-72643-X.