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The Iridium
at 51st Street 1650 Broadway New York City, NY 10019
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5.0 / 5 Rated by 3 members
Review from everettbutler4
Red Velvet 40 events 11 reviews

great music! iridium is a very fine jazz club.
was my first time at this club. i will return!

reviewed Dec 05 2009 report as inappropriate
Review from Roy Grant
16 events 3 reviews

Great music, fine seat, good drinks.

reviewed Dec 05 2009 report as inappropriate
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With so many classic recordings as a leader under his belt it might come as a surprise to some that Art Blakey’s considered his best album to be the little known gem ‘Golden Boy’. Believed to be recorded soon after play Golden Boy (starring Sammy Davis Jr.) opened on Broadway, Blakey, at the time, was leading his most famous edition of the Jazz Messengers with Freddie Hubbard, Wayne Shorter, Curtis Fuller, Cedar Walton and Reggie Workman. This group was enhanced with the addition of Lee Morgan, Charles Davis, Julius Watkins, and Bill Barber on second trumpet, baritone sax, French horn and tuba to augment the group to play arrangements of the material from the show by Wayne Shorter (featuring some of his first writing for large ensemble), Cedar Walton and Curtis Fuller for a rare large group recording by the Blakey.

The music from this neglected masterpiece was painstakingly transcribed from the original recordings by trumpeter/arranger David Weiss and was never performed live until its premiere at the Iridium Jazz Club in 2008. For this special encore performance, an all-star group featuring Curtis Fuller, who performed on the original recording and contributed an arrangement, and many other prominent ex-Jazz Messengers bring this great music back to life.

Curtis Fuller- Trombone

Donald Harrison- Alto Sax

Javon Jackson- Tenor Sax

Jeremy Pelt- Trumpet

David Weiss- Trumpet

Steve Davis- Trombone

Mark Taylor- French Horn

Howard Johnson- Tuba

Jason Marshall- Baritone Sax

Mulgrew Miller- Piano

Peter Washington- Bass

Louis Hayes- Drums

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