This piece was released by drummer and bandleader Art Blakey in 1959. The style is hard bop, which is a subgenre of jazz. You’ll hear the really distinctive call and response at the start: this is the ‘head’ section of the piece, which returns at 12:34 after the trumpet, tenor sax, piano and bass have all had solo improvisation sections.

If you like this piece, find out more about it in this episode of the fabulous Strong Songs podcast.

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