Tagged: Gongs

More Mambo

There seemed to be a lot of interest in the mambo loop I posted a few days ago, so I figured I’d share this concert footage from 1959 of Art Blakey and The Jazz Messengers live in Paris. Even FASTER than the original recording, this version of A Night In Tunisia will show you why Art was one of the greatest drummers to ever walk the planet.

Be sure to check out the ending. Pure Rock and Roll! I’m pretty sure if Art had access to a 60″ Paiste gong, some kerosene and a match, it may have sounded more like this (forward to the 4:00 mark).