Art Blakey Catalog

1944 (age 25)

Billy Eckstine - Mr. B  (Ember (E) FA 2010)

Gail Brockman, Dizzy Gillespie, Marion Hazel, Shorty McConnell (trumpet) Joe Taswell Baird, Chippy Outcalt, Howard Scott (trombone) Gerald "Gerry" Valentine (trombone, arranger) Bill Frazier, John Jackson (alto saxophone) Gene Ammons, Dexter Gordon (tenor saxophone) Leo Parker (baritone saxophone) John Malachi (piano, arranger) Connie Wainwright (guitar) Tommy Potter (bass) Art Blakey (drums) Sarah Vaughan (vocals) Billy Eckstine (vocals, valve trombone, conductor) Tadd Dameron (arranger)
NYC, December 5, 1944
118-2If That's The Way You Feel
119-4I Want To Talk About You
120-3Blowing The Blues Away
121-2Opus X
122I'll Wait And Pray

Billy Eckstine - Blowing The Blues Away  (Swingtime (E) ST 1015)

Gail Brockman, Dizzy Gillespie, Marion Hazel, Shorty McConnell (trumpet) Joe Taswell Baird, Chippy Outcalt, Howard Scott (trombone) Gerald "Gerry" Valentine (trombone, arranger) Bill Frazier, John Jackson (alto saxophone) Gene Ammons, Dexter Gordon (tenor saxophone) Leo Parker (baritone saxophone) John Malachi (piano, arranger) Connie Wainwright (guitar) Tommy Potter (bass) Art Blakey (drums) Sarah Vaughan (vocals) Billy Eckstine (vocals, valve trombone, conductor) Tadd Dameron (arranger): same session
NYC, December 5, 1944
120Blowing The Blues Away

Billy Eckstine/Maxine Sullivan - Mr. B  (Audio Lab AL 1549)

Gail Brockman, Dizzy Gillespie, Marion Hazel, Shorty McConnell (trumpet) Joe Taswell Baird, Chippy Outcalt, Howard Scott (trombone) Gerald "Gerry" Valentine (trombone, arranger) Bill Frazier, John Jackson (alto saxophone) Gene Ammons, Dexter Gordon (tenor saxophone) Leo Parker (baritone saxophone) John Malachi (piano, arranger) Connie Wainwright (guitar) Tommy Potter (bass) Art Blakey (drums) Sarah Vaughan (vocals) Billy Eckstine (vocals, valve trombone, conductor) Tadd Dameron (arranger): same session
NYC, December 5, 1944
123The Real Thing Happened To Me

1945

Billy Eckstine - Together  (Spotlite (E) SPJ 100)

Gail Brockman, Boonie Hazel, Shorty McConnell, Fats Navarro (trumpet) Joe Taswell Baird, Chippy Outcalt, Howard Scott, Gerald Valentine (trombone) Bill Frazier, John Jackson (alto saxophone) Gene Ammons (tenor saxophone) Budd Johnson (tenor saxophone, arranger) Leo Parker (baritone saxophone) Connie Wainwright (guitar) Tommy Potter (bass) Art Blakey (drums) Billy Eckstine, Lena Horne, Sarah Vaughan (vocals) Tadd Dameron, John Malachi, Jerry Valentine (arranger)
AFRS Jubilee broadcast, Los Angeles, CA, February, March, 1945
Blue 'N' Boogie (theme)
Blowin' The Blues Away
'Deed I Do
I Wanna Talk About You
Blue 'N' Boogie (theme)
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Together
Mean To Me
Without A Song
Mr. Chips
Blue 'N' Boogie (theme)
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Air Mail Special
Don't Blame Me
If That's The Way You Feel
Blue 'N' Boogie (theme)
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Opus X
Love Me Or Leave Me
One O'Clock Jump (theme)

Billy Eckstine - Blues For Sale  (EmArcy MG 36029)

Gail Brockman, Boonie Hazel, Shorty McConnell, Fats Navarro (trumpet) Joe Taswell Baird, Chippy Outcalt, Howard Scott (trombone) Gerald "Gerry" Valentine (trombone, arranger) Budd Johnson, Sonny Stitt (alto saxophone) Gene Ammons, Dexter Gordon (tenor saxophone) Leo Parker (baritone saxophone) John Malachi (piano) Connie Wainwright (guitar) Tommy Potter (bass) Art Blakey (drums) Billy Eckstine (vocals, valve trombone, conductor)
NYC, May 2, 1945
NSC53-1Lonesome Lover Blues
Boonie Hazel, Shorty McConnell, Fats Navarro, Raymond Orr (trumpet) Walter Knox, Chippy Outcalt, Howard Scott, Gerald Valentine (trombone) John Cobbs, Budd Johnson (alto saxophone) Gene Ammons, Arthur Simmons (tenor saxophone) Teddy Cypron (baritone saxophone) Richard "Duke" Ellington (piano) Connie Wainwright (guitar) Tommy Potter (bass) Art Blakey (drums) Billy Eckstine (vocals)
NYC, September, 1945
NSC61My Deep Blue Dream
NSC64It Ain't Like That
same personnel
NYC, October, 1945
NSC71All I Sing Is Blues
NSC72Long, Long Journey
Boonie Hazel, Shorty McConnell, Fats Navarro, Raymond Orr (trumpet) Chippy Outcalt, Robert Scott, Gerald Valentine (trombone) Norris Turney, Bob "Junior" Williams (alto saxophone) Gene Ammons, Josh Jackson (tenor saxophone) Leo Parker (baritone saxophone) possibly Jimmy Golden (piano) Connie Wainwright (guitar) Bill McMahon (bass) Art Blakey (drums) Billy Eckstine (vocals)
NYC, February, 1946
NSC114Blue
NSC117Tell Me Pretty Baby
Miles Davis, Hobart Dotson, Leonard Hawkins, King Kolax (trumpet) Water Knox, Chippy Outcalt, Gerald Velentine (trombone) John Cobbs, Sonny Stitt (alto saxophone) Gene Ammons, Arthur Sammons (tenor saxophone) Cecil Payne (baritone saxophone) Linton Garner (piano) Connie Wainwright (guitar) Tommy Potter (bass) Art Blakey (drums) Billy Eckstine (vocals, valve trombone)
Radio Recorders, Hollywood, CA, October 5, 1946
NSC167Jelly Jelly

Billy Eckstine - The Love Songs Of Mr. "B"  (EmArcy MG 36030)

Gail Brockman, Boonie Hazel, Shorty McConnell, Fats Navarro (trumpet) Joe Taswell Baird, Chippy Outcalt, Howard Scott (trombone) Gerald "Gerry" Valentine (trombone, arranger) Budd Johnson, Sonny Stitt (alto saxophone) Gene Ammons, Dexter Gordon (tenor saxophone) Leo Parker (baritone saxophone) John Malachi (piano) Connie Wainwright (guitar) Tommy Potter (bass) Art Blakey (drums) Billy Eckstine (vocals, valve trombone, conductor)
NYC, May 2, 1945
NSC54-3A Cottage For Sale
Boonie Hazel, Shorty McConnell, Fats Navarro, Raymond Orr (trumpet) Walter Knox, Chippy Outcalt, Howard Scott, Gerald Valentine (trombone) John Cobbs, Budd Johnson (alto saxophone) Gene Ammons, Arthur Simmons (tenor saxophone) Teddy Cypron (baritone saxophone) Richard "Duke" Ellington (piano) Connie Wainwright (guitar) Tommy Potter (bass) Art Blakey (drums) Billy Eckstine (vocals)
NYC, September, 1945
NSC62Prisoner Of Love
same personnel
NYC, October, 1945
NSC69I'm In The Mood For Love
NSC70You Call It Madness
Kenny Dorham, Boonie Hazel, Shorty McConnell, Raymond Orr (trumpet) Chippy Outcalt, Robert Scott, Gerald Valentine (trombone) Norris Turney, Bob "Junior" Williams (alto saxophone) Gene Ammons, Arthur Simmons (tenor saxophone) Tate Houston (baritone saxophone) possibly Richard Ellington (piano) Connie Wainwright (guitar) Bill McMahon (bass) Art Blakey (drums) Billy Eckstine (vocals)
NYC, January 3, 1946
NSC103You're My Everything
Miles Davis, Hobart Dotson, Leonard Hawkins, King Kolax (trumpet) Water Knox, Chippy Outcalt, Gerald Velentine (trombone) John Cobbs, Sonny Stitt (alto saxophone) Gene Ammons, Arthur Sammons (tenor saxophone) Cecil Payne (baritone saxophone) Linton Garner (piano) Connie Wainwright (guitar) Tommy Potter (bass) Art Blakey (drums) Billy Eckstine (vocals, valve trombone)
Radio Recorders, Hollywood, CA, October 5, 1946
NSC165I Love The Loveliness Of You
add unidentified strings
Radio Recorders, Hollywood, CA, October 6, 1946
NSC168My Silent Love
NSC169Time On My Hands
NSC170All The Things You Are

Various Artists - The Advance Guard Of The '40s  (EmArcy MG 36016)

Gail Brockman, Boonie Hazel, Shorty McConnell, Fats Navarro (trumpet) Joe Taswell Baird, Chippy Outcalt, Howard Scott (trombone) Gerald "Gerry" Valentine (trombone, arranger) Budd Johnson, Sonny Stitt (alto saxophone) Gene Ammons, Dexter Gordon (tenor saxophone) Leo Parker (baritone saxophone) John Malachi (piano) Connie Wainwright (guitar) Tommy Potter (bass) Art Blakey (drums) Billy Eckstine (vocals, valve trombone, conductor)
NYC, May 2, 1945
NSC55-2I Love The Rhythm In A Riff
Boonie Hazel, Shorty McConnell, Fats Navarro, Raymond Orr (trumpet) Chippy Outcalt, Robert Scott, Gerald Valentine (trombone) Norris Turney, Bob "Junior" Williams (alto saxophone) Gene Ammons, Josh Jackson (tenor saxophone) Leo Parker (baritone saxophone) possibly Jimmy Golden (piano) Connie Wainwright (guitar) Bill McMahon (bass) Art Blakey (drums) Billy Eckstine (vocals)
NYC, February, 1946
NSC115Second Balcony Jump

Billy Eckstine - You Call It Madness  (Regent MG 6058)

Gail Brockman, Boonie Hazel, Shorty McConnell, Fats Navarro (trumpet) Joe Taswell Baird, Chippy Outcalt, Howard Scott (trombone) Gerald "Gerry" Valentine (trombone, arranger) Budd Johnson, Sonny Stitt (alto saxophone) Gene Ammons, Dexter Gordon (tenor saxophone) Leo Parker (baritone saxophone) John Malachi (piano) Connie Wainwright (guitar) Tommy Potter (bass) Art Blakey (drums) Billy Eckstine (vocals, valve trombone, conductor)
NYC, May 2, 1945
NSC56Last Night (And Now Tonight Again)

Billy Eckstine - Prisoner Of Love  (Regent MG 6052)

Boonie Hazel, Shorty McConnell, Fats Navarro, Raymond Orr (trumpet) Walter Knox, Chippy Outcalt, Howard Scott, Gerald Valentine (trombone) John Cobbs, Budd Johnson (alto saxophone) Gene Ammons, Arthur Simmons (tenor saxophone) Teddy Cypron (baritone saxophone) Richard "Duke" Ellington (piano) Connie Wainwright (guitar) Tommy Potter (bass) Art Blakey (drums) Billy Eckstine (vocals)
NYC, September, 1945
NSC63A Penny For Your Thoughts

1946

Billy Eckstine - Mr. B And The Band  (Savoy SJL 2214)

Kenny Dorham, Boonie Hazel, Shorty McConnell, Raymond Orr (trumpet) Chippy Outcalt, Robert Scott, Gerald Valentine (trombone) Norris Turney, Bob "Junior" Williams (alto saxophone) Gene Ammons, Arthur Simmons (tenor saxophone) Tate Houston (baritone saxophone) possibly Richard Ellington (piano) Connie Wainwright (guitar) Bill McMahon (bass) Art Blakey (drums) Billy Eckstine (vocals)
NYC, January 3, 1946
NSC100I Only Have Eyes For You
NSC105The Jitney Man
Fats Navarro (trumpet) Josh Jackson (tenor saxophone) Leo Parker (baritone saxophone) possibly Jimmy Golden (piano) replaces Dorham, Simmons, Houston, Ellington
NYC, March, 1946
NSC125Don't Take Your Love From Me
Miles Davis, Hobart Dotson, Leonard Hawkins, King Kolax (trumpet) Water Knox, Chippy Outcalt, Gerald Velentine (trombone) John Cobbs, Sonny Stitt (alto saxophone) Gene Ammons, Arthur Sammons (tenor saxophone) Cecil Payne (baritone saxophone) Linton Garner (piano) Connie Wainwright (guitar) Tommy Potter (bass) Art Blakey (drums) Billy Eckstine (vocals, valve trombone)
Radio Recorders, Hollywood, CA, October 5, 1946
NSC164Oo Bop Sh' Bam (alt. take)

Billy Eckstine Sings  (Savoy SJL 1127)

Kenny Dorham, Boonie Hazel, Shorty McConnell, Raymond Orr (trumpet) Chippy Outcalt, Robert Scott, Gerald Valentine (trombone) Norris Turney, Bob "Junior" Williams (alto saxophone) Gene Ammons, Arthur Simmons (tenor saxophone) Tate Houston (baritone saxophone) possibly Richard Ellington (piano) Connie Wainwright (guitar) Bill McMahon (bass) Art Blakey (drums) Billy Eckstine (vocals)
NYC, January 3, 1946
NSC104I've Got To Pass Your House

Billy Eckstine - My Deep Blue Dream  (Regent MG 6054)

Boonie Hazel, Shorty McConnell, Fats Navarro, Raymond Orr (trumpet) Chippy Outcalt, Robert Scott, Gerald Valentine (trombone) Norris Turney, Bob "Junior" Williams (alto saxophone) Gene Ammons, Josh Jackson (tenor saxophone) Leo Parker (baritone saxophone) possibly Jimmy Golden (piano) Connie Wainwright (guitar) Bill McMahon (bass) Art Blakey (drums) Billy Eckstine (vocals): Fats Navarro (trumpet) Josh Jackson (tenor saxophone) Leo Parker (baritone saxophone) possibly Jimmy Golden (piano) replaces Dorham, Simmons, Houston, Ellington
NYC, February, 1946
NSC116Gloomy Sunday
same personnel
NYC, March, 1946
NSC122Love Is The Thing

Billy Eckstine - I Surrender, Dear  (EmArcy MG 36010)

Boonie Hazel, Shorty McConnell, Fats Navarro, Raymond Orr (trumpet) Chippy Outcalt, Robert Scott, Gerald Valentine (trombone) Norris Turney, Bob "Junior" Williams (alto saxophone) Gene Ammons, Josh Jackson (tenor saxophone) Leo Parker (baritone saxophone) possibly Jimmy Golden (piano) Connie Wainwright (guitar) Bill McMahon (bass) Art Blakey (drums) Billy Eckstine (vocals): same session
NYC, March, 1946
NSC123Without A Song
Miles Davis, Hobart Dotson, Leonard Hawkins, King Kolax (trumpet) Water Knox, Chippy Outcalt, Gerald Velentine (trombone) John Cobbs, Sonny Stitt (alto saxophone) Gene Ammons, Arthur Sammons (tenor saxophone) Cecil Payne (baritone saxophone) Linton Garner (piano) Connie Wainwright (guitar) Tommy Potter (bass) Art Blakey (drums) Billy Eckstine (vocals, valve trombone)
Radio Recorders, Hollywood, CA, October 5, 1946
NSC166In The Still Of The Night
add unidentified strings
Radio Recorders, Hollywood, CA, October 6, 1946
NSC171In A Sentimental Mood

Various Artists - Boning Up The 'Bones  (EmArcy MG 36038)

Boonie Hazel, Shorty McConnell, Fats Navarro, Raymond Orr (trumpet) Chippy Outcalt, Robert Scott, Gerald Valentine (trombone) Norris Turney, Bob "Junior" Williams (alto saxophone) Gene Ammons, Josh Jackson (tenor saxophone) Leo Parker (baritone saxophone) possibly Jimmy Golden (piano) Connie Wainwright (guitar) Bill McMahon (bass) Art Blakey (drums) Billy Eckstine (vocals)
NYC, March, 1946
NSC124Cool Breeze
Miles Davis, Hobart Dotson, Leonard Hawkins, King Kolax (trumpet) Water Knox, Chippy Outcalt, Gerald Velentine (trombone) John Cobbs, Sonny Stitt (alto saxophone) Gene Ammons, Arthur Sammons (tenor saxophone) Cecil Payne (baritone saxophone) Linton Garner (piano) Connie Wainwright (guitar) Tommy Potter (bass) Art Blakey (drums) Billy Eckstine (vocals, valve trombone)
Radio Recorders, Hollywood, CA, October 5, 1946
NSC164Oo Bop Sh' Bam

Billy Eckstine - Rhythm In A Riff (Soundtrack)  (Harlequin (E) HQ 2068)

Hobart Dotson, Leonard Hawkins, King Kolax, possibly Rostelle Reese (trumpet) Chippy Outcalt, Howard Scott, unknown, Gerald Valentine (trombone) Billy Eckstine (valve trombone, vocals) Porter Kilbert, possibly Robert "Junior" Williams (alto saxophone) Gene Ammons, Frank Wess (tenor saxophone) unknown (baritone saxophone) possibly Linton Garner or Jimmy Golden (piano) Connie Wainwright (guitar) Bill McMahon (bass) Art Blakey (drums) Ann Baker (vocals)
NYC, circa June, July, 1946
Second Balcony Jump
Rhythm In A Riff
You Call It Madness
Second Balcony Jump (alt. take)
Lonesome Lover Blues
Taps Miller
I Cried For You
I Want To Talk About You
Our Delight
Prisoner Of Love

Miles Davis - Boppin' The Blues  (Black Lion (G) BLCD 760102)

Miles Davis (trumpet) Gene Ammons (tenor saxophone) Linton Garner (piano) Connie Wainwright (guitar) Tommy Potter (bass) Art Blakey (drums) Earl Coleman (vocals)
Radio Recorders, Hollywood, CA, October 18, 1946
168-1Don't Sing Me The Blues
168-2-
169-1Don't Explain To Me Baby
169-2-
169-3-
169-4-
Ann Baker (vocals) replaces Coleman
170-1Baby, Won't You Make Up Your Mind
170-2-
170-3-
171-1I've Always Got The Blues (incomplete)
171-2I've Always Got The Blues
171-3-

1947

Thelonious Monk - Genius Of Modern Music, Vol. 1  (Blue Note BLP 1510)

Idrees Sulieman (trumpet) Danny Quebec West (alto saxophone) Billy Smith (tenor saxophone) Thelonious Monk (piano) Gene Ramey (bass) Art Blakey (drums)
WOR Studios, NYC, October 15, 1947
BN308-2Humph
BN311-0Thelonious
Thelonious Monk (piano) Gene Ramey (bass) Art Blakey (drums)
WOR Studios, NYC, October 24, 1947
BN313-1Ruby, My Dear
BN314-0Well, You Needn't
BN315-1April In Paris
BN317-1Off Minor
BN316-3Introspection
George Taitt (trumpet) Sahib Shihab (alto saxophone) Thelonious Monk (piano) Bob Paige (bass) Art Blakey (drums)
WOR Studios, NYC, November 21, 1947
BN318-3In Walked Bud
BN321-1'Round Midnight
** also issued on Blue Note BST 81510 (pseudo stereo).
** part of Blue Note BN-LA579-H2; Mosaic MR4-101.

The Complete Blue Note Recordings Of Thelonious Monk  (Mosaic MR4-101)

Idrees Sulieman (trumpet) Danny Quebec West (alto saxophone) Billy Smith (tenor saxophone) Thelonious Monk (piano) Gene Ramey (bass) Art Blakey (drums)
WOR Studios, NYC, October 15, 1947
BN309-1Evonce (alt. take)
BN310-2Suburban Eyes (alt. take)
Thelonious Monk (piano) Gene Ramey (bass) Art Blakey (drums)
WOR Studios, NYC, October 24, 1947
BN312-0Nice Work If You Can Get It (alt. take)
BN313-0Ruby, My Dear (alt. take)
BN314-1Well, You Needn't (alt. take)
BN315-0April In Paris (alt. take)
George Taitt (trumpet) Sahib Shihab (alto saxophone) Thelonious Monk (piano) Bob Paige (bass) Art Blakey (drums)
WOR Studios, NYC, November 21, 1947
BN320-7Who Knows (alt. take)
Sahib Shihab (alto saxophone -1) Milt Jackson (vibraphone -1) Thelonious Monk (piano) Al McKibbon (bass) Art Blakey (drums)
WOR Studios, NYC, July 23, 1951
1. BN393-1Criss Cross (alt. take)
2. BN396-0Ask Me Now (alt. take)
** same contents as Blue Note BLP 1510 + BLP 1511 + 25 bonus tracks.

Thelonious Monk - Genius Of Modern Music, Vol. 2  (Blue Note BLP 1511)

Idrees Sulieman (trumpet) Danny Quebec West (alto saxophone) Billy Smith (tenor saxophone) Thelonious Monk (piano) Gene Ramey (bass) Art Blakey (drums)
WOR Studios, NYC, October 15, 1947
BN309-4Evonce
BN310-1Suburban Eyes
Thelonious Monk (piano) Gene Ramey (bass) Art Blakey (drums)
WOR Studios, NYC, October 24, 1947
BN312-1Nice Work If You Can Get It
George Taitt (trumpet) Sahib Shihab (alto saxophone) Thelonious Monk (piano) Bob Paige (bass) Art Blakey (drums)
WOR Studios, NYC, November 21, 1947
BN319-0Monk's Mood
BN320-0Who Knows
Sahib Shihab (alto saxophone -1,2) Milt Jackson (vibraphone -1,2) Thelonious Monk (piano) Al McKibbon (bass) Art Blakey (drums)
WOR Studios, NYC, July 23, 1951
1. BN392-1Four In One
2. BN395-0Straight, No Chaser
3. BN396-1Ask Me Now
** also issued on Blue Note BST 81511 (pseudo stereo).
** part of Blue Note BN-LA579-H2; Mosaic MR4-101.

Fats Navarro - Fat Girl  (Savoy SJL 2216)

Fats Navarro (trumpet) Charlie Rouse (tenor saxophone) Tadd Dameron (piano) Nelson Boyd (bass) Art Blakey (drums)
NYC, December 5, 1947
S3483-1Nostalgia
S3484-3Barry's Bop
S3485-1Bebop Romp

Fats Navarro Memorial, Vol. 2 - Nostalgia  (Savoy MG 12133)

Fats Navarro (trumpet) Charlie Rouse (tenor saxophone) Tadd Dameron (piano) Nelson Boyd (bass) Art Blakey (drums): same session
NYC, December 5, 1947
S3483-6Nostalgia
S3484-6Barry's Bop
S3485-6Bebop Romp
S3486Fat Blows

Dexter Gordon - Dexter Rides Again  (Savoy MG 12130)

Dexter Gordon (tenor saxophone) Leo Parker (baritone saxophone) Tadd Dameron (piano) Curly Russell (bass) Art Blakey (drums)
NYC, December 11, 1947
S3491-3Settin'n The Pace, Part 1
S3492-3Settin'n The Pace, Part 2
S3493So Easy
S3494Dexter's Riff

Dexter Gordon - Long Tall Dexter  (Savoy SJL 2211)

Dexter Gordon (tenor saxophone) Leo Parker (baritone saxophone) Tadd Dameron (piano) Curly Russell (bass) Art Blakey (drums): same session
NYC, December 11, 1947
S3493So Easy (alt. take)
S3494Dexter's Riff (alt. take)

Max Roach/James Moody/Art Blakey - New Sounds  (Blue Note CDP 7 84436 2)

Kenny Dorham (trumpet) Howard Bowe (trombone) Sahib Shihab (alto saxophone) Orland Wright (tenor saxophone) Ernest Thompson (baritone saxophone) Walter Bishop Jr. (piano) LaVerne Barker (bass) Art Blakey (drums)
WOR Studios, NYC, December 22, 1947
BN322-3The Thin Man
BN323-1The Bop Alley
BN323-2The Bop Alley (alt. take)
BN324-2Groove Street
BN325-1Musa's Vision
** reissue of Blue Note BLP 5006 entitled "James Moody And His Modernists With Chano Pozo" + 6 bonus tracks.

Ida James - Try A Little Tenderness / Yesterdays  (Manor 1107)

John Hunt (trumpet) Walter Bishop Jr. (piano) Lawrence "88" Keyes (organ) probably John Simmons (bass) Art Blakey (drums) Ida James (vocals) and others
NYC, 1947
I-1565Try A Little Tenderness
I-1566Yesterdays

Ida James - You're A Fool If You Don't / Let's Do It  (Manor 1121)

John Hunt (trumpet) Walter Bishop Jr. (piano) Lawrence "88" Keyes (organ) probably John Simmons (bass) Art Blakey (drums) Ida James (vocals) and others: same session
NYC, 1947
A1658You're A Fool If You Don't
A1660Let's Do It

1948

The Vibes Are On Art Tatum/Thelonious Monk  (Chazzer 2002)

Idrees Sulieman (trumpet) Thelonious Monk (piano) Curly Russell (bass) Art Blakey (drums)
WNYC radio broadcast, "Festival Of American Music", February 16, 1948
All The Things You Are
Just You, Just Me
Suburban Eyes

James Moody/George Wallington - The Beginning And End Of Bop  (Blue Note B 6503)

Dave Burnes, Elmon Wright (trumpet) Ernie Henry (alto saxophone) James Moody (tenor saxophone) Cecil Payne (baritone saxophone) James "Men Gates" Forman (piano) Nelson Boyd (bass) Art Blakey (drums) Chino Pozo (bongos, vocals) Gil Fuller (arranger)
Apex Studios, NYC, October 25, 1948
BN344-0Tropicana
BN345-1Cu-Ba
BN346-0Moody's All Frantic

Various Artists - 25 Years Blue Note: Anniversary Album  (Blue Note BLP 1001)

Dave Burnes, Elmon Wright (trumpet) Ernie Henry (alto saxophone) James Moody (tenor saxophone) Cecil Payne (baritone saxophone) James "Men Gates" Forman (piano) Nelson Boyd (bass) Art Blakey (drums) Chino Pozo (bongos, vocals) Gil Fuller (arranger): same session
Apex Studios, NYC, October 25, 1948
BN347-0Tin Tin Deo
** also issued on Blue Note BLP 2001, BST 82001 entitled "Blue Note Gems Of Jazz".

1949 (age 30)

Lucky Millinder - Moanin' The Blues / How Would You Know  (RCA Victor 20-3430)

Frank Galbreath, Gene Roland, Abdul Salaam, Lammar Wright (trumpet) Alfred Cobbs, Porky Cohen, Fred Zito (trombone) Rudy Powell, Teddy Small (alto saxophone) Harold Clark, Ike Quebec, Paul Quinichette (tenor saxophone) Sidney Brown (baritone saxophone) Leroy Lovett, Lannie Scott (piano) Danny Perri (guitar) Horace Holmes (bass) Art Blakey, Chris Stanton (drums) Annisteen Allen, J. Carnes (vocals) Lucky Millinder (leader)
NYC, February 15, 1949
D9VB888Moanin' The Blues
D9VB889How Would You Know

Big John Greer - Drinkin' Wine, Spo-Dee-O-Dee / Long Tall Gal  (RCA Victor 22-0023)

Frank Galbreath (trumpet) Teddy Small (alto saxophone) Harold Clark (tenor saxophone) Big John Greer (tenor saxophone, vocals) Leroy Lovett (piano) Al Casey (guitar) Henry Holmes (bass) Art Blakey (drums)
NYC, April 8, 1949
D9VB1251Drinkin' Wine, Spo-Dee-O-Dee
D9VB1252Long Tall Gal

Big John Greer - I Found A Dream / If I Told You Once  (RCA Victor 22-0045)

Frank Galbreath (trumpet) Teddy Small (alto saxophone) Harold Clark (tenor saxophone) Big John Greer (tenor saxophone, vocals) Leroy Lovett (piano) Al Casey (guitar) Henry Holmes (bass) Art Blakey (drums): same session
NYC, April 8, 1949
D9VB1253I Found A Dream
Frank Galbreath (trumpet) Zolman "Pork" Cohen (trombone) Tony Scott (clarinet) Big John Greer (tenor saxophone, vocals) Tate Houston (baritone,tenor saxophone) Leroy Lovett (piano) Danny Perri (guitar) Henry Holmes (bass) Art Blakey (drums)
NYC, June 27, 1949
D9VB1754If I Told You Once

Various Artists - The Be Bop Boys  (Savoy SJL 2225)

Dave Burns, Mustapha Daleel, Bill Massey, Abdul Salaam (trumpet) Charlie Johnson, Haleen Rasheed, Clarence Ross, Rip Tarrant (trombone) Jimmy Heath, Sahib Shihab (alto saxophone) Pritchard Cheesman, Billy Mitchell (tenor saxophone) Cecil Payne (baritone saxophone) Milt Jackson (vibraphone, piano) Percy Heath (bass) Art Blakey (drums) Gil Fuller (arranger, conductor, vocals)
NYC, June 11, 1949
D172 | D268Mean To Me
D173Blues For A Debutante
D174 | D268The Scene Changes
D175Tropicana

Big John Greer - Rockin' With Big John / ???  (RCA Victor 22-0137)

Frank Galbreath (trumpet) Zolman "Pork" Cohen (trombone) Tony Scott (clarinet) Big John Greer (tenor saxophone, vocals) Tate Houston (baritone,tenor saxophone) Leroy Lovett (piano) Danny Perri (guitar) Henry Holmes (bass) Art Blakey (drums)
NYC, June 27, 1949
D9VB1753Rockin' With Big John

1950

Sonny Stitt - Stitt's Bits  (Prestige PRLP 7133)

Sonny Stitt (tenor saxophone) Kenny Drew (piano) Tommy Potter (bass) Art Blakey (drums)
NYC, February 17, 1950
JRC1008Avalon
JRC1011Mean To Me
JRC1012Stairway To The Stars
Sonny Stitt (tenor saxophone) Junior Mance (piano) Gene Wright (bass) Art Blakey (drums)
NYC, December 15, 1950
120Nevertheless
121Jeepers Creepers

Sonny Stitt - Kaleidoscope  (Prestige PRLP 7077)

Sonny Stitt (tenor saxophone) Kenny Drew (piano) Tommy Potter (bass) Art Blakey (drums)
NYC, February 17, 1950
JRC1009ALater
JRC1010AAin't Misbehavin'
Sonny Stitt (tenor saxophone) Junior Mance (piano) Gene Wright (bass) Art Blakey (drums)
NYC, December 15, 1950
122Imagination
123Cherokee
Charlie Bateman (piano) replaces Mance
NYC, January 31, 1951
133Liza
134Can't We Be Friends
** also issued on Original Jazz Classics OJC 060, OJCCD 060-2.

Here Are Stan Getz And Miles Davis  (Kings Of Jazz (It) KLJ 20013)

Dick Hyman (piano) Gene Ramey (bass) Art Blakey (drums)
WNYC radio broadcast, "Birdland", NYC, February 18, 1950
Honeysuckle Rose
Miles Davis (trumpet) J.J. Johnson (trombone) Stan Getz (tenor saxophone) Tadd Dameron (piano) Gene Ramey (bass) Art Blakey (drums)
That Old Black Magic

Miles Davis - Dick Hyman - Sonny Stitt  (Ozone 1)

Sonny Stitt (alto saxophone -1,3) Gene Ammons (tenor saxophone -2,3) Dick Hyman (piano) Gene Ramey (bass) Art Blakey (drums)
WNYC radio broadcast, "Birdland", NYC, February 18, 1950
1.You're Driving Me Crazy
2.The Way You Look Tonight
3.Fine And Dandy
Miles Davis (trumpet) J.J. Johnson (trombone) Stan Getz (tenor saxophone) Tadd Dameron (piano) Gene Ramey (bass) Art Blakey (drums)
Conception
Ray's Idea
Max Is Making Wax
Woody'n You

Gene Ammons - Blues Up And Down, Vol. 1  (Prestige PR 7823)

Bill Massey (trumpet) Bennie Green (trombone) Gene Ammons (tenor saxophone) Sonny Stitt (baritone saxophone) Duke Jordan (piano) Tommy Potter (bass) Art Blakey (drums)
NYC, April 26, 1950
85Chabootie
86Who Put The Sleeping Pills (In Rip Van Winkle's Coffee)
87Gravy (Walkin')
88Easy Glide

Charlie Parker - Fats Navarro - Bud Powell  (Ozone 4)

Fats Navarro (trumpet) Charlie Parker (alto saxophone) Bud Powell (piano) Curly Russell (bass) Art Blakey (drums)
radio broadcast, "Birdland", NYC, May 15 & 16, 1950
52nd Street Theme I

Charlie Parker - One Night In Birdland  (Columbia JG 34808)

Fats Navarro (trumpet -1,4/12) Charlie Parker (alto saxophone -1/4,6/12) Bud Powell (piano) Curly Russell (bass) Art Blakey (drums)
radio broadcast, "Birdland", NYC, May 15 & 16, 1950
1.Perdido (Wahoo)
2.'Round Midnight (incomplete)
3.This Time The Dream's On Me
4.Dizzy Atmosphere
5.A Night In Tunisia
6.Rifftide (The Street Beat)
7.Out Of Nowhere
8.Little Willie Leaps (into)
9.52nd Street Theme III
10.Ornithology (into)
11.I'll Remember April (into)
12.52nd Street Theme IV

Charlie Parker - Bud Powell - Fats Navarro  (Ozone 9)

Fats Navarro (trumpet) Charlie Parker (alto saxophone) Bud Powell (piano) Curly Russell (bass) Art Blakey (drums)
radio broadcast, "Birdland", NYC, May 15 & 16, 1950
Move (into)
52nd Street Theme II (incomplete)

Miles Davis - The Last Bebop Session  (Jazz Music Yesterday (It) JMY ME 6401)

Miles Davis (trumpet) J.J. Johnson (trombone) Brew Moore (tenor saxophone) Tadd Dameron (piano) Curly Russell (bass) Art Blakey (drums)
"Birdland", NYC, June 30, 1950
band warming up
Max Is Making Wax

The Persuasively Coherent Miles Davis  (Alto AL 701)

Miles Davis (trumpet) Fats Navarro (trumpet -2) J.J. Johnson (trombone -1) Brew Moore (tenor saxophone) Tadd Dameron (piano) Curly Russell (bass) Art Blakey (drums)
"Birdland", NYC, June 30, 1950
1.Wee (Rambunctious Rambling)
2.Ow! (Chubbie's Blues)
Miles Davis, Fats Navarro (trumpet) Charlie Parker (alto saxophone) Walter Bishop Jr. (piano) Curly Russell (bass) Art Blakey (drums)
Conception/Deception (Poobah)

Hooray For Miles Davis, Vol. 1  (Session Disc 101)

Miles Davis (trumpet) Fats Navarro (trumpet -1) J.J. Johnson (trombone) Brew Moore (tenor saxophone) Tadd Dameron (piano) Curly Russell (bass) Art Blakey (drums)
"Birdland", NYC, June 30, 1950
1.Hot House (Miles' Midnight Breakaway)
2.Embraceable You

Miles Davis All Stars And Gil Evans  (Beppo (E) BEP 502)

Miles Davis, Fats Navarro (trumpet) J.J. Johnson (trombone) Brew Moore (tenor saxophone) Tadd Dameron (piano) Curly Russell (bass) Art Blakey (drums)
"Birdland", NYC, June 30, 1950
52nd Street Theme

Hooray For Miles Davis, Vol. 2  (Session Disc 102)

Miles Davis, Fats Navarro (trumpet) J.J. Johnson (trombone) Brew Moore (tenor saxophone) Walter Bishop Jr. (piano) Curly Russell (bass) Art Blakey (drums)
"Birdland", NYC, June 30, 1950
Eronel (Overturia)
52nd Street Theme (Slow Broadway Theme)
Miles Davis (trumpet) J.J. Johnson (trombone) Sonny Rollins (tenor saxophone) Kenny Drew (piano) Tommy Potter (bass) Art Blakey (drums)
"Birdland", NYC, June 2, 1951
Move (Moo/Mod)
Half Nelson (two)
Down (Mick's Blues)
Jumpin' With Symphony Sid

Charlie Parker - More Unissued, Vol. 2  (Royal Jazz (D) RJD 506)

Red Rodney (trumpet) Charlie Parker (alto saxophone) Kenny Drew (piano) Curly Russell (bass) Art Blakey (drums) Bob Garrity, "Symphony Sid" Torin (announcer)
WJZ radio broadcast, "Birdland", NYC, December 8, 1950
Jumpin' With Symphony Sid
Anthropology
Embraceable You
Cheryl
Salt Peanuts
Jumpin' With Symphony Sid

1951

Dizzy Gillespie - Trane's First Ride 1951  (Oberon 5100)

Dizzy Gillespie (trumpet, vocals) John Coltrane (tenor saxophone) Milt Jackson (vibraphone) Billy Taylor (piano) Percy Heath (bass) Art Blakey (drums) Joe Carroll (vocals)
"Birdland", NYC, January 6, 1951
Congo Blues
Yesterdays
A Night In Tunisia
same personnel
"Birdland", NYC, January 13, 1951
Good Bait
add J.J. Johnson (trombone)
"Birdland", NYC, February 3, 1951
Birks' Works
I Can't Get Started
Jumpin' With Symphony Sid

Dizzy Gillespie - Birks' Works  (Duke (It) D 1019)

Dizzy Gillespie (trumpet, vocals) John Coltrane (tenor saxophone) Milt Jackson (vibraphone) Billy Taylor (piano) Percy Heath (bass) Art Blakey (drums) Joe Carroll (vocals)
"Birdland", NYC, January 6, 1951
Ooh-Pa-Pa-Dah
Jumpin' With Symphony Sid (incomplete)
same personnel
"Birdland", NYC, January 13, 1951
Birks' Works
Jumpin' With Symphony Sid (incomplete)

Dizzy Gillespie - Trane's First Ride 1951, Vol. 2  (Broadcast Tributes 0009)

Dizzy Gillespie (trumpet, vocals) John Coltrane (tenor saxophone) Milt Jackson (vibraphone) Billy Taylor (piano) Percy Heath (bass) Art Blakey (drums) Joe Carroll (vocals): same session
"Birdland", NYC, January 13, 1951
Good Groove
Tin Tin Deo, No. 1
same personnel
"Birdland", NYC, January 20, 1951
Groovin' High
A Night In Tunisia
add J.J. Johnson (trombone)
"Birdland", NYC, February 3, 1951
Good Bait

Dinah Washington - Queen Of The Juke Box "Live" 1948-1955  (Baldwin Street Music BJH 310)

Wynton Kelly (piano) Percy Heath (bass) Art Blakey (drums) Dinah Washington (vocals)
radio broadcast, "Birdland", NYC, January 13, 1951
I'll Never Be Free
I Cross My Fingers
Harbor Lights
Only A Moment Ago
same personnel
radio broadcast, "Birdland", NYC, January 20, 1951
I Wanna Be Loved
My Heart Cries For You
Time Out For Tears

Sonny Stitt - This Can't Be Love / For The Fat Man  (Prestige 831 (alt.))

Sonny Stitt (tenor saxophone) Charlie Bateman (piano) Gene Wright (bass) Art Blakey (drums)
NYC, January 31, 1951
135This Can't Be Love

Gene Ammons All Star Sessions  (Prestige PRLP 7050)

Billy Massey (trumpet) Chippy Outcalt (trombone) Sonny Stitt (tenor saxophone) Gene Ammons (baritone saxophone) Charlie Bateman (piano) Gene Wright (bass) Art Blakey (drums) Larry Townsend (vocals)
NYC, January 31, 1951
136ANew Blues Up And Down, Part 1
137ANew Blues Up And Down, Part 2
** also issued on Prestige PRLP 7050 (alt.) entitled "Woofin' And Tweetin'". Original Jazz Classics OJC 014, OJCCD 014-2.

Dizzy Gillespie - School Days  (Regent MG 6043)

Dizzy Gillespie (trumpet) J.J. Johnson (trombone) Budd Johnson (tenor saxophone) Milt Jackson (vibraphone, piano) Percy Heath (bass) Art Blakey (drums) Joe Carroll, Melvin Moore (vocals)
NYC, April 16, 1951
3636Lady Be Good
3637Love Me Pretty Baby
** also issued on Savoy MG 12204 entitled "Dizzy Gillespie - Milt Jackson - Joe Carroll".

Dizzy Gillespie - The Champ  (Savoy MG 12047)

Dizzy Gillespie (trumpet) J.J. Johnson (trombone) Budd Johnson (tenor saxophone) Milt Jackson (vibraphone, piano) Percy Heath (bass) Art Blakey (drums) Joe Carroll, Melvin Moore (vocals): same session
NYC, April 16, 1951
3638The Champ, Part 1&2

Jazz Moods By Illinois Jacquet  (Clef MGC 622)

Illinois Jacquet (tenor saxophone) Hank Jones (piano) John Collins (guitar) Gene Ramey (bass) Art Blakey (drums)
NYC, May 24, 1951
545-4Just A-Sittin' And A-Rockin'
546-6Mean To Me

Illinois Jacquet - Groovin'  (Clef MGC 702)

Illinois Jacquet (tenor saxophone) Hank Jones (piano) John Collins (guitar) Gene Ramey (bass) Art Blakey (drums): same session
NYC, May 24, 1951
547-4One-Nighter Boogie
548-2Wrap Your Troubles In Dreams
549-2Cotton Tail
550-3Weary Blues
551-4Groovin'
** also issued on Verve MGV 8086.

Milt Jackson And The Thelonious Monk Quintet  (Blue Note BLP 1509)

Sahib Shihab (alto saxophone -1/3) Milt Jackson (vibraphone) Thelonious Monk (piano) Al McKibbon (bass) Art Blakey (drums)
WOR Studios, NYC, July 23, 1951
1. BN392-2Four In One (alt. take)
2. BN393-0Criss Cross
3. BN394-0Eronel
4. BN397-0Willow Weep For Me
** also issued on Blue Note BST 81509 (pseudo stereo).

Zoot Sims Quartets  (Prestige PRLP 7026)

Zoot Sims (tenor saxophone) Harry Biss (piano) Clyde Lombardi (bass) Art Blakey (drums)
NYC, August 14, 1951
164Trotting
165It Had To Be You
166ASwingin' The Blues (Zoot Swings The Blues)
166Zoot Swings The Blues (alt. take)
168East Of The Sun
169I Wonder Who
** originally intended as New Jazz NJLP 8302.
** also issued on Prestige PR 16009 entitled "Trotting". Original Jazz Classics OJC 242, OJCCD 242-2.

Zoot Sims Quartets  (Original Jazz Classics OJCCD 242-2)

Zoot Sims (tenor saxophone) Harry Biss (piano) Clyde Lombardi (bass) Art Blakey (drums): same session
NYC, August 14, 1951
164ATrotting (alt. take 1)
164BTrotting (alt. take 2)
** reissue of Prestige PRLP 7026 + 2 bonus tracks.

Miles Davis - Eddie "Lockjaw" Davis - Art Blakey  (Ozone 7)

Miles Davis (trumpet) Eddie "Lockjaw" Davis, Big Nick Nicholas (tenor saxophone) Billy Taylor (piano) Charles Mingus (bass) Art Blakey (drums)
"Birdland", NYC, September 29, 1951
Move (Mod)
The Squirrel
Lady Bird

J.J. Johnson/Kai Winding/Bennie Green - Trombone By Three  (Prestige PRLP 7023)

Bennie Green (trombone) Eddie "Lockjaw" Davis, Big Nick Nicholas (tenor saxophone) Rudy Williams (baritone saxophone) Teddy Brannon (piano) Tommy Potter (bass) Art Blakey (drums)
NYC, October 5, 1951
221Green Junction
222Flowing River
223Whirl-A-Licks
224Bennie's Pennie's (Pennies From Heaven)
** also issued on Original Jazz Classics OJC 091, OJCCD 091-2.
** part of Prestige PRLP 16-4.

J.J. Johnson/Kai Winding/Bennie Green - Trombone By Three  (Original Jazz Classics OJCCD 091-2)

Bennie Green (trombone) Eddie "Lockjaw" Davis, Big Nick Nicholas (tenor saxophone) Rudy Williams (baritone saxophone) Teddy Brannon (piano) Tommy Potter (bass) Art Blakey (drums): same session
NYC, October 5, 1951
226Tenor Sax Shuffle
227Sugar Syrup
** reissue of Prestige PRLP 7023 + 5 bonus tracks.

Various Artists - Conception  (Prestige PRLP 7013)

Miles Davis (trumpet) Jackie McLean (alto saxophone -1) Sonny Rollins (tenor saxophone) Walter Bishop Jr. (piano) Tommy Potter (bass) Art Blakey (drums)
Apex Studios, NYC, October 5, 1951
1. 228Conception
2. 233My Old Flame
** also issued on Original Jazz Classics OJC 1726, OJCCD 1726-2.

Miles Davis - Dig  (Prestige PRLP 7012)

Miles Davis (trumpet) Jackie McLean (alto saxophone -1/4) Sonny Rollins (tenor saxophone) Walter Bishop Jr. (piano) Tommy Potter (bass) Art Blakey (drums)
Apex Studios, NYC, October 5, 1951
1. 229Out Of The Blue
2. 230Denial
3. 231Bluing
4. 232Dig
5. 234It's Only A Paper Moon
** also issued on Prestige PRLP 7281 entitled "Diggin' With The Miles Davis Sextet". Original Jazz Classics OJC 005, OJCCD 005-2.

Sonny Rollins With The Modern Jazz Quartet, Art Blakey, Kenny Drew  (Prestige PRLP 7029)

Sonny Rollins (tenor saxophone) Kenny Drew (piano) Percy Heath (bass) Art Blakey (drums)
Apex Studios, NYC, December 17, 1951
267Time On My Hands
268Mambo Bounce
269This Love Of Mine
270Shadrack
271On A Slow Boat To China
272With A Song In My Heart
273Scoops
274Newk's Fadeaway
** also issued on Prestige PRLP 7269 entitled "Sonny And The Stars". Prestige PR 7856 entitled "First Recordings!". Original Jazz Classics OJC 011, OJCCD 011-2.

1952

Buddy DeFranco  (MGM E 3396)

Buddy DeFranco (clarinet) Kenny Drew (piano) Curly Russell (bass) Art Blakey (drums)
Hollywood, CA, June 30, 1952
52S3107Just One Of Those Things
52S3108Street Of Dreams
52S3109Carioca
same personnel
Hollywood, CA, July 23, 1952
52S3123The Way You Look Tonight
52S3124Sophisticated Lady
52S3125Lover Come Back To Me
52S3126I Got It Bad

Buddy DeFranco Quartet  (MGM (E) EP 501)

Buddy DeFranco (clarinet) Kenny Drew (piano) Curly Russell (bass) Art Blakey (drums): same personnel
Hollywood, CA, June 30, 1952
52S3110Easy Living

Stan Getz/Zoot Sims/Al Cohn - The Brothers  (Prestige PRLP 7022)

Kai Winding (trombone -1/3) Al Cohn, Zoot Sims (tenor saxophone) George Wallington (piano) Percy Heath (bass) Art Blakey (drums)
NYC, September 8, 1952
1. 359Tangerine
2. 360Zootcase
3. 361The Red Door
4. 362Morning Fun
** also issued on Prestige PRLP 7252; Original Jazz Classics OJC 008, OJCCD 008-2.

Buddy DeFranco With Strings  (MGM E 253)

Buddy DeFranco (clarinet) Kenny Drew (piano) Curly Russell (bass) Art Blakey (drums) Luis Martinez (congas) unidentified strings, Richard Maltby (arranger, conductor)
NYC, October 2, 1952
52S386Street Scene
52S387Summertime
52S388Kamasutra
52S389Over The Rainbow
Buddy DeFranco (clarinet) Kenny Drew (piano) Milt Hinton (bass) Art Blakey (drums) unidentified strings, Richard Maltby (arranger, conductor)
NYC, January, 1953
53S185Song From "Moulin Rouge"
53S186Many Are The Times
53S187Lost In The Night
53S188I'm Getting Sentimental

King Pleasure Sings/Annie Ross Sings  (Prestige PRLP 7128)

Teacho Wiltshire (piano -1,2) George Wallington (piano -3,4) Roger Ram Ramirez (organ) Percy Heath (bass) Art Blakey (drums) Annie Ross (vocals)
NYC, October 9, 1952
1. 363Twisted
2. 364Farmer's Market
3. 365The Time Was Right
4. 366Annie's Lament
** also issued on Original Jazz Classics OJC 217, OJCCD 217-2.

Horace Silver Trio And Art Blakey-Sabu  (Blue Note BLP 1520)

Horace Silver (piano) Gene Ramey (bass) Art Blakey (drums)
WOR Studios, NYC, October 9, 1952
BN448 tk.1Horoscope
BN449-1 tk.5Safari
Horace Silver (piano) Curly Russell (bass) Art Blakey (drums)
WOR Studios, NYC, October 20, 1952
BN453-2 tk.6Ecaroh
BN454-0 tk.7Yeah!
BN456-3 tk.15Prelude To A Kiss
Horace Silver (piano -2,3,5/7) Percy Heath (bass -2,3,5/7) Art Blakey (drums) "Sabu" Martinez (bongos, congas -1)
WOR Studios, NYC, November 23, 1953
1. BN533-0 tk.1Message From Kenya
2. BN534-2 tk.6Opus De Funk
3. BN535-1 tk.9Day In, Day Out
4. BN536-0 tk.11Nothing But The Soul
5. BN537-1 tk.14I Remember You
6. BN538-0 tk.15Silverware
7. BN539-0 tk.18How About You
** also issued on Blue Note BST 81520 (pseudo stereo), (J) LNJ-70108, CDP 7 81520 2.

Horace Silver - The Trio Sides  (Blue Note BN-LA474-H2)

Horace Silver (piano) Gene Ramey (bass) Art Blakey (drums)
WOR Studios, NYC, October 9, 1952
BN450-6 tk.15Thou Swell
Horace Silver (piano) Curly Russell (bass) Art Blakey (drums)
WOR Studios, NYC, October 20, 1952
BN452-1 tk.2Quicksilver
BN455-3 tk.11Knowledge Box
Horace Silver (piano) Percy Heath (bass) Art Blakey (drums)
WOR Studios, NYC, November 23, 1953
BN540-0 tk.21Buhaina

Thelonious Monk Trio  (Prestige PRLP 7027)

Thelonious Monk (piano) Gerry Mapp (bass) Art Blakey (drums)
NYC, October 15, 1952
367Little Rootie Tootie
368Sweet And Lovely
369Bye-Ya
370Monk's Dream
Thelonious Monk (piano) Percy Heath (bass) Art Blakey (drums)
Rudy Van Gelder Studio, Hackensack, NJ, September 22, 1954
621Blue Monk
** also issued on Prestige PRLP 7159 entitled "Monk's Moods". Prestige PR 7508 entitled "The High Priest". Original Jazz Classics OJC 010, OJCCD 010-2.

Lou Donaldson Quartet/Quintet/Sextet  (Blue Note BLP 1537)

Blue Mitchell (trumpet -2/4) Lou Donaldson (alto saxophone) Horace Silver (piano) Percy Heath (bass) Art Blakey (drums)
WOR Studios, NYC, November 19, 1952
1. BN457-0 tk.1Sweet Juice
2. BN459-1 tk.8Down Home
3. BN460-1 tk.10The Best Things In Life Are Free
4. BN458-5 tk.12If I Love Again
Kenny Dorham (trumpet) Matthew Gee (trombone) Lou Donaldson (alto saxophone) Elmo Hope (piano) Percy Heath (bass) Art Blakey (drums)
Rudy Van Gelder Studio, Hackensack, NJ, August 22, 1954
tk.3Caracas
tk.4The Stroller
tk.6Moe's Bluff
** also issued on Blue Note CDP 7 81537 2.

1953

Buddy DeFranco Quartet  (Norgran MGN 1026)

Buddy DeFranco (clarinet) Kenny Drew (piano) Milt Hinton (bass) Art Blakey (drums)
NYC, April 15, 1953
1208-9Ferdinando
1209-3It Could Happen To You
1210-5Autumn In New York
1211-8Bass On Balls
1212-4 | 63VK737Left Field
1213-3Show Eyes
same personnel
NYC, April 20, 1953
1218-6But Not For Me
1221-1Buddy's Blues
** also issued on Norgran MGN 1069; Verve MGV 8159 entitled "Mr. Clarinet".

The Buddy DeFranco Quartet  (Norgran EPN 123)

Buddy DeFranco (clarinet) Kenny Drew (piano) Milt Hinton (bass) Art Blakey (drums): same personnel
NYC, April 15, 1953
1213-?Show Eyes (alt. take)

Introducing The Kenny Drew Trio  (Blue Note (J) BNJ-71002)

Kenny Drew (piano) Curly Russell (bass) Art Blakey (drums)
Rudy Van Gelder Studio, Hackensack, NJ, April 16, 1953
BN469-3 tk.4Lover Come Back To Me
BN470-1 tk.6Yesterdays (alt. take)
BN470-2 tk.7Yesterdays
BN471-0 tk.8Everything Happens To Me
BN472-1 tk.11Spring Will Be A Little Late
BN473-2 tk.14Be My Love
BN474-1 tk.16Drew's Blues
BN475-0 tk.17Gloria
BN476-1 tk.19Stella By Starlight
BN471-2 tk.20Everything Happens To Me (alt. take)
** reissue of Blue Note BLP 5023 entitled "New Faces-New Sounds" + 2 bonus tracks.

Buddy DeFranco - Jazz Tones  (Norgran MGN 1068)

Buddy DeFranco (clarinet) Kenny Drew (piano) Milt Hinton (bass) Art Blakey (drums)
NYC, April 20, 1953
1219-4When Your Lover Has Gone
1220-3The Things We Did Last Summer
** also issued on Verve MGV 8158.

Miles Davis - Complete 2nd Session On Blue Note  (Blue Note CDP 7 81502 2)

Miles Davis (trumpet) J.J. Johnson (trombone) Jimmy Heath (tenor saxophone) Gil Coggins (piano) Percy Heath (bass) Art Blakey (drums)
WOR Studios, NYC, April 20, 1953
BN477-1 tk.2Kelo (alt. take)
BN478-1 tk.5Enigma (alt. take)

Miles Davis, Vol. 1  (Blue Note BLP 1501)

Miles Davis (trumpet) J.J. Johnson (trombone) Jimmy Heath (tenor saxophone) Gil Coggins (piano) Percy Heath (bass) Art Blakey (drums): same session
WOR Studios, NYC, April 20, 1953
BN477-2 tk.3Kelo
BN478-2 tk.6Enigma
BN479-2 tk.9Ray's Idea
BN480-0 tk.10Tempus Fugit
BN481-2 tk.14C.T.A. (alt. take)
BN481-3 tk.15C.T.A.
** also issued on Blue Note BST 81501 (pseudo stereo).

Miles Davis, Vol. 2  (Blue Note BLP 1502)

Miles Davis (trumpet) J.J. Johnson (trombone -1,2) Jimmy Heath (tenor saxophone -1,2) Gil Coggins (piano) Percy Heath (bass) Art Blakey (drums)
WOR Studios, NYC, April 20, 1953
1. BN479-0 tk.7Ray's Idea (alt. take)
2. BN480-1 tk.11Tempus Fugit (alt. take)
3. BN482-0 tk.16I Waited For You
Miles Davis (trumpet) Horace Silver (piano) Percy Heath (bass) Art Blakey (drums)
Rudy Van Gelder Studio, Hackensack, NJ, March 6, 1954
BN548-3 tk.4Take Off
BN549-0 tk.6Lazy Susan
BN550-0 tk.8The Leap
BN551-0 tk.9Well, You Needn't
BN552-0 tk.10Weirdo
BN553-1 tk.12It Never Entered My Mind
** also issued on Blue Note BST 81502 (pseudo stereo).

Oscar Peterson Trio And Buddy DeFranco Quartet 1953 Live  (Jazz Band (E) EBCD 2111-2)

Buddy DeFranco (clarinet) Kenny Drew (piano) Gene Wright (bass) Art Blakey (drums)
"Blue Note Club", Chicago, IL, May 1, 1953
Somebody Loves Me
The Tthings We Did Last Summer
Cairo
Street Of Dreams
Easy Living

Gerry Mulligan With Chet Baker And Buddy DeFranco  (Gene Norman Presents GNP 56)

Buddy DeFranco (clarinet) Kenny Drew (piano) Gene Wright (bass) Art Blakey (drums) "Sabu" Martinez (congas -6) Herman McCoy's Swing Choir (vocal group)
Los Angeles, CA, June 5, 1953
1. GNP103Handful Of Stars
2. -Star Sapphire
3. -Stella By Starlight
4. GNP104Stairway To The Stars
5. -Star Eyes
6. GNP104 | GNP-EP-112Star Of Africa

Buddy DeFranco - Takes You To The Stars  (Gene Norman Presents Vol. 2)

Buddy DeFranco (clarinet) Kenny Drew (piano) Gene Wright (bass) Art Blakey (drums) Herman McCoy's Swing Choir (vocal group)
Los Angeles, CA, June 5, 1953
GNP103It Wasn't The Stars (That Thrilled Me)
** also issued on Vogue (E) LDE 077; Jazz Selection (F) JSLP 50012.

Clifford Brown - More Memorable Tracks  (Blue Note (J) BNJ-61001)

Clifford Brown (trumpet) Gigi Gryce (alto saxophone, flute) Charlie Rouse (tenor saxophone) John Lewis (piano) Percy Heath (bass) Art Blakey (drums)
Audio-Video Studios, NYC, August 28, 1953
BN524-0 tk.1Wail Bait (alt. take)
BN527-0 tk.18Cherokee (alt. take)
BN525-3 tk.26Hymn Of The Orient (alt. take)
** also issued on Blue Note BST 84428 entitled "Alternate Takes".
** part of Mosaic MR5-104; Blue Note 7243 8 34195 2.

Clifford Brown Memorial Album  (Blue Note BLP 1526)

Clifford Brown (trumpet) Gigi Gryce (alto saxophone, flute) Charlie Rouse (tenor saxophone) John Lewis (piano) Percy Heath (bass) Art Blakey (drums): same session
Audio-Video Studios, NYC, August 28, 1953
BN524-2 tk.3Wail Bait
BN525-1 tk.9Hymn Of The Orient
BN527-1 tk.21Cherokee
BN528-0 tk.23Easy Living
BN529-0 tk.24Minor Mood
** also issued on Blue Note BST 81526 (pseudo stereo).
** part of Mosaic MR5-104; Blue Note 7243 8 34195 2.

Clifford Brown - Brownie Eyes  (Blue Note BN-LA267-G)

Clifford Brown (trumpet) Gigi Gryce (alto saxophone, flute) Charlie Rouse (tenor saxophone) John Lewis (piano) Percy Heath (bass) Art Blakey (drums): same session
Audio-Video Studios, NYC, August 28, 1953
BN526-1 tk.13Brownie Eyes

Hooray For Milt Jackson - John Lewis - Art Blakey - Kenny Dorham  (Session Disc 110)

Kenny Dorham (trumpet) Lou Donaldson (alto saxophone) Horace Silver (piano) Gene Ramey (bass) Art Blakey (drums)
"Birdland", NYC, October 31, 1953
An Oscar For Oscar
If I Love Again

Kenny Dorham 1953, 1956, 1964  (Royal Jazz (D) RJD 515)

Kenny Dorham (trumpet) Lou Donaldson (alto saxophone) Horace Silver (piano) Gene Ramey (bass) Art Blakey (drums): same session
"Birdland", NYC, October 31, 1953
Split Kick
Get Happy
Lullaby Of Birdland

Introducing Paul Bley  (Original Jazz Classics OJC 201)

Paul Bley (piano) Charles Mingus (bass) Art Blakey (drums)
NYC, November 30, 1953
Opus I
Walkin' (Teapot)
Like Someone In Love
I Can't Get Started
Spontaneous Combustion
Split Kick
** also issued on Original Jazz Classics OJCCD 201-2.

Introducing Paul Bley  (Original Jazz Classics OJCCD 201-2)

Paul Bley (piano) Charles Mingus (bass) Art Blakey (drums): same session
NYC, November 30, 1953
Opus I (alt. take)
The Theme
This Time The Dream's On Me
Zootcase
** reissue of Original Jazz Classics OJC 201 + 4 bonus tracks.

Jazz Workshop - Autobiography In Jazz  (Debut DEB 198)

Paul Bley (piano) Charles Mingus (bass) Art Blakey (drums): same session
NYC, November 30, 1953
Santa Claus Is Coming To Town

Earl Bud Powell, Vol. 2 - Burning In U.S.A., 53-55  (Mythic Sound MS 6002-1)

Bud Powell (piano) Oscar Pettiford (bass) Art Blakey (drums) Steve Allen (announcer)
television broadcast, "Tonight Show With Steve Allen", CBS Studios, NYC, 1953
Bud's Bubble
omit Allen
"Birdland", NYC, September, 1955
Intro And That Old Black Magic
Like Someone In Love
Star Eyes
Blues In The Closet
Hallucinations (Budo)
** also issued on Mythic Sound MS 6002-2.

1954

Art Blakey - Live Messengers  (Blue Note BN-LA473-J2)

Clifford Brown (trumpet) Lou Donaldson (alto saxophone) Horace Silver (piano) Curly Russell (bass) Art Blakey (drums) Pee Wee Marquette (announcer)
"Birdland", NYC, 1st set, February 21, 1954
tk.1Wee Dot (alt. take)
Freddie Hubbard (trumpet) Curtis Fuller (trombone) Wayne Shorter (tenor saxophone) Cedar Walton (piano) Jymie Merritt (bass) Art Blakey (drums)
"Village Gate", NYC, August 17, 1961
Arabia
The Promised Land
same personnel
"The Renaissance Club", Hollywood, CA, March 18, 1962
tk.8Up Jumped Spring (alt. take)
tk.11It's Only A Paper Moon
tk.12Mosaic
tk.13Ping Pong

A Night At Birdland With Art Blakey Quintet, Vol. 2  (Blue Note BLP 1522)

Clifford Brown (trumpet) Lou Donaldson (alto saxophone) Horace Silver (piano) Curly Russell (bass) Art Blakey (drums) Pee Wee Marquette (announcer)
"Birdland", NYC, 1st set, February 21, 1954
tk.2Now's The Time
same personnel
"Birdland", NYC, 2nd set, February 21, 1954
tk.4Confirmation
omit Brown
"Birdland", NYC, 3rd set, February 21, 1954
tk.8If I Had You
add Clifford Brown (trumpet)
"Birdland", NYC, 4th set, February 21, 1954
tk.13Quicksilver (alt. take)
same personnel
"Birdland", NYC, 5th set, February 21, 1954
tk.17Wee Dot
** also issued on Blue Note BST 81522 (pseudo stereo), (J) NR-8839, (J) LNJ-70092, CDP 7 46520 2.
** part of Mosaic MR5-104; Blue Note 7243 8 34195 2.

A Night At Birdland With Art Blakey Quintet, Vol. 2  (Blue Note (J) NR-8839)

Clifford Brown (trumpet) Lou Donaldson (alto saxophone) Horace Silver (piano) Curly Russell (bass) Art Blakey (drums) Pee Wee Marquette (announcer): same session
"Birdland", NYC, 5th set, February 21, 1954
tk.16The Way You Look Tonight
** reissue of Blue Note BLP 1522 + 1 bonus track.

A Night At Birdland With Art Blakey Quintet, Vol. 1  (Blue Note BLP 1521)

Clifford Brown (trumpet) Lou Donaldson (alto saxophone -2) Horace Silver (piano) Curly Russell (bass) Art Blakey (drums) Pee Wee Marquette (announcer)
"Birdland", NYC, 2nd set, February 21, 1954
1. tk.5Once In A While
2. tk.6Mayreh
Clifford Brown (trumpet) Lou Donaldson (alto saxophone) Horace Silver (piano) Curly Russell (bass) Art Blakey (drums) Pee Wee Marquette (announcer)
"Birdland", NYC, 3rd set, February 21, 1954
tk.9Split Kick
same personnel
"Birdland", NYC, 4th set, February 21, 1954
tk.12A Night In Tunisia
same personnel
"Birdland", NYC, 5th set, February 21, 1954
tk.18Quicksilver
** also issued on Blue Note BST 81521 (pseudo stereo), (J) NR-8838, (J) LNJ-70091, CDP 7 46519 2.
** part of Mosaic MR5-104; Blue Note 7243 8 34195 2.

A Night At Birdland With Art Blakey Quintet, Vol. 1  (Blue Note (J) NR-8838)

Clifford Brown (trumpet) Lou Donaldson (alto saxophone) Horace Silver (piano) Curly Russell (bass) Art Blakey (drums) Pee Wee Marquette (announcer): same session
"Birdland", NYC, 5th set, February 21, 1954
tk.15Blues (Improvisation)
** reissue of Blue Note BLP 1521 + 1 bonus track.

A Night At Birdland With Art Blakey Quintet, Vol. 3  (Blue Note (J) BNJ-61002)

Clifford Brown (trumpet) Lou Donaldson (alto saxophone) Horace Silver (piano) Curly Russell (bass) Art Blakey (drums) Pee Wee Marquette (announcer): same personnel
"Birdland", NYC, 3rd set, February 21, 1954
tk.10Lou's Blues

Various Artists - Mercury 40th Anniversary V.S.O.P. Album  (Mercury (J) 25PJ-58/61)

Clark Terry (trumpet) unknown (trombone) unknown (alto saxophone) unknown (bass) Art Blakey (drums)
Fine Sound Studios, NYC, February, 1954
10321-7Money In The Bank (take 7)
10321-12Money In The Bank (take 12)

Miles Davis - Blue Haze  (Prestige PRLP 7054)

Miles Davis (trumpet) Horace Silver (piano) Percy Heath (bass) Art Blakey (drums)
Beltone Studios, NYC, March 15, 1954
556Four
557Old Devil Moon
558Blue Haze
** also issued on Original Jazz Classics OJC 093, OJCCD 093-2.

The Complete Art Blakey On EmArcy  (EmArcy (J) 195J-10085)

Henry Durant (tenor saxophone) Horace Silver (piano) Percy Heath (bass) Art Blakey (drums)
NYC, March 24, 1954
10397In The Basement
10398Try A Little Tenderness
10399Little Girl Blue
10400On The Roof
Joe Gordon (trumpet) Gigi Gryce (tenor saxophone) Walter Bishop Jr. (piano) Bernie Griggs (bass) Art Blakey (drums)
Fine Sound Studios, NYC, May 20, 1954
10542Minority
10543Salute To Birdland
10544Eleanor
10545Futurity
10546Simplicity
10547Strictly Romantic
10548Hello
10549May Rah
** reissue of EmArcy MG 26030 entitled "Blakey Featuring Art Blakey" + 4 bonus tracks.

Elmo Hope Trio/Elmo Hope Quintet  (Blue Note (J) K18P-9271)

Freeman Lee (trumpet) Frank Foster (tenor saxophone) Elmo Hope (piano) Percy Heath (bass) Art Blakey (drums)
Rudy Van Gelder Studio, Hackensack, NJ, May 9, 1954
BN566-2 tk.3Crazy
BN567-3 tk.8Later For You
BN568-1 tk.10Abdullah
BN569-1 tk.12Chips
BN570-2 tk.15Maybe So
BN571-2 tk.18Low Tide
** same contents as Blue Note BLP 5029 + BLP 5044.

Elmo Hope Trio And Quintet  (Blue Note CDP 7 84438 2)

Freeman Lee (trumpet) Frank Foster (tenor saxophone) Elmo Hope (piano) Percy Heath (bass) Art Blakey (drums): same session
Rudy Van Gelder Studio, Hackensack, NJ, May 9, 1954
BN566-3 tk.4Crazy (alt. take)
** same contents as Blue Note BLP 5029 + BLP 5044 + 3 bonus tracks.

Thelonious Monk - Monk  (Prestige PRLP 7053)

Ray Copeland (trumpet) Frank Foster (tenor saxophone) Thelonious Monk (piano) Curly Russell (bass) Art Blakey (drums)
Rudy Van Gelder Studio, Hackensack, NJ, May 11, 1954
570Wee See
571Smoke Gets In Your Eyes
572Locomotive
573Hackensack
** also issued on Prestige PRLP 7245 entitled "Wee See". Prestige PR 7363 entitled "The Golden Monk". Original Jazz Classics OJC 016, OJCCD 016-2.

Sonny Rollins - Moving Out  (Prestige PRLP 7058)

Kenny Dorham (trumpet) Sonny Rollins (tenor saxophone) Elmo Hope (piano) Percy Heath (bass) Art Blakey (drums)
Rudy Van Gelder Studio, Hackensack, NJ, August 18, 1954
606Movin' Out
607Swinging For Bumsy
608Silk 'N' Satin
609Solid
** also issued on Prestige PR 7433 entitled "Jazz Classics". Original Jazz Classics OJC 058, OJCCD 058-2.

Various Artists - The Other Side Of Blue Note 1500 Series  (Blue Note (J) BNJ-61008/10)

Kenny Dorham (trumpet) Matthew Gee (trombone) Lou Donaldson (alto saxophone) Elmo Hope (piano) Percy Heath (bass) Art Blakey (drums)
Rudy Van Gelder Studio, Hackensack, NJ, August 22, 1954
tk.10After You've Gone
Kenny Dorham (trumpet) Hank Mobley (tenor saxophone) Cecil Payne (baritone saxophone) Horace Silver (piano) Percy Heath (bass) Art Blakey (drums)
Rudy Van Gelder Studio, Hackensack, NJ, January 30, 1955
tk.9K.D.'s Cab Ride (Echo Of Spring)
Miles Davis (trumpet) Cannonball Adderley (alto saxophone) Hank Jones (piano) Sam Jones (bass) Art Blakey (drums)
Rudy Van Gelder Studio, Hackensack, NJ, March 9, 1958
tk.7Alison's Uncle (Bangoon)

Introducing Joe Gordon  (EmArcy MG 36025)

Joe Gordon (trumpet) Charlie Rouse (tenor saxophone) Junior Mance (piano) Jimmy Schenck (bass) Art Blakey (drums)
Fine Sound Studios, NYC, September 3, 1954
10952Grasshopper
10953Flash Gordon
11086Xochimilco
same personnel
Fine Sound Studios, NYC, September 8, 1954
10948Boos Bier
10949Toll Bridge
10950Lady Bob
** also issued on EmArcy (J) EJD 3071; Universal (J) UCCM 9106.
** part of Verve 314 538 634-2.

Various Artists - The Jazz School  (Wing MGW 60002)

Joe Gordon (trumpet) Charlie Rouse (tenor saxophone) Junior Mance (piano) Jimmy Schenck (bass) Art Blakey (drums): same personnel
Fine Sound Studios, NYC, September 3, 1954
W249 | 10954Evening Lights
same personnel
Fine Sound Studios, NYC, September 8, 1954
W254 | 10951Body And Soul
** also issued on EmArcy MG 36093.

Thelonious Monk And Sonny Rollins  (Prestige PRLP 7075)

Thelonious Monk (piano) Percy Heath (bass) Art Blakey (drums)
Rudy Van Gelder Studio, Hackensack, NJ, September 22, 1954
619Work
620Nutty
** also issued on Prestige PRLP 7169 entitled "Work". Prestige PR 7656 entitled "The Genius Of Thelonious Monk". Original Jazz Classics OJC 059, OJCCD 059-2.

Horace Silver And The Jazz Messengers  (Blue Note BLP 1518)

Kenny Dorham (trumpet) Hank Mobley (tenor saxophone) Horace Silver (piano) Doug Watkins (bass) Art Blakey (drums)
Rudy Van Gelder Studio, Hackensack, NJ, November 13, 1954
tk.3Room 608
tk.6Creepin' In
tk.8Doodlin'
tk.10Stop Time
same personnel
Rudy Van Gelder Studio, Hackensack, NJ, February 6, 1955
tk.3Hippy
tk.5To Whom It May Concern
tk.9Hankerin'
tk.13The Preacher
** also issued on Blue Note BST 81518 (pseudo stereo), CDP 7 46140 2.

1955

Clark Terry  (EmArcy MG 36007)

Clark Terry (trumpet) Jimmy Cleveland (trombone) Cecil Payne (baritone saxophone) Horace Silver (piano) Wendell Marshall (bass) Oscar Pettiford (bass, cello) Art Blakey (drums) Quincy Jones (arranger)
Fine Sound Studios, NYC, January 3, 1955
11094Double Play
11095Slow Boat
11096Swahili
11097Co-Op
same personnel
Fine Sound Studios, NYC, January 4, 1955
11098The Countess
11099Chuckles
11100Tuma
11101Kitten
** also issued on EmArcy (J) 195J-10107 entitled "Clark Terry + 5". Verve 314 537 754-2; Universal (J) UCCM 9104.

The Complete Bud Powell On Verve  (Verve 314 521 669-2)

Bud Powell (piano) Lloyd Trotman (bass) Art Blakey (drums)
Fine Sound Studios, NYC, January 11, 1955
2154-1Thou Swell (alt. take)
2157-1Tenderly (incomplete)
same personnel
Fine Sound Studios, NYC, January 12, 1955
2159-1I Get A Kick Out Of You (incomplete)
2160-1The Best Thing For You (incomplete)

Bud Powell - Jazz Original  (Norgran MGN 1017)

Bud Powell (piano) Lloyd Trotman (bass) Art Blakey (drums): same personnel
Fine Sound Studios, NYC, January 11, 1955
2154-2Thou Swell
2155-2Someone To Watch Over Me
2156-1Bean And The Boys (Lover Come Back To Me)
2157-2Tenderly
same personnel
Fine Sound Studios, NYC, January 12, 1955
2158-1How High The Moon
** also issued on Norgran MGN 1098; Verve MGV 8185 entitled "Bud Powell '57".

Bud Powell's Moods  (Norgran MGN 1064)

Bud Powell (piano) Lloyd Trotman (bass) Art Blakey (drums): same session
Fine Sound Studios, NYC, January 12, 1955
2159-2I Get A Kick Out Of You
2160-1The Best (The Best Thing For You)
2161-1You Go To My Head
** also issued on Verve MGV 8154.

The Genius Of Bud Powell, Vol. 2  (Verve VE2 2526)

Bud Powell (piano) Lloyd Trotman (bass) Art Blakey (drums): same session
Fine Sound Studios, NYC, January 12, 1955
2159-3I Get A Kick Out Of You (alt. take)

Randy Weston - Trio And Solo  (Riverside RLP 12-227)

Randy Weston (piano) Sam Gill (bass) Art Blakey (drums)
Rudy Van Gelder Studio, Hackensack, NJ, January 25, 1955
Sweet Sue
Pam's Waltz
Solemn Meditation
Again
Zulu
** also issued on Jazzland JLP 4 entitled "Randy Weston/Art Blakey - Zule".
** part of Milestone M 47045, MCD 47085-2.

Kenny Dorham - Afro-Cuban  (Blue Note BLP 1535)

Kenny Dorham (trumpet) Hank Mobley (tenor saxophone) Cecil Payne (baritone saxophone) Horace Silver (piano) Percy Heath (bass) Art Blakey (drums)
Rudy Van Gelder Studio, Hackensack, NJ, January 30, 1955
tk.2Venetia's Dance
tk.6K.D.'s Motion
tk.12The Villa
Kenny Dorham (trumpet) J.J. Johnson (trombone) Hank Mobley (tenor saxophone) Cecil Payne (baritone saxophone) Horace Silver (piano) Oscar Pettiford (bass) Art Blakey (drums) Carlos "Patato" Valdes (congas) Richie Goldberg (cowbells -1,3)
Rudy Van Gelder Studio, Hackensack, NJ, March 29, 1955
1. tk.3Minor's Holiday
2. tk.5Basheer's Dream
3. tk.7Afrodisia
4. tk.8Lotus Flower
** also issued on Blue Note CDP 7 46815 2.

Kenny Dorham - Afro-Cuban  (Blue Note CDP 7 46815 2)

Kenny Dorham (trumpet) J.J. Johnson (trombone) Hank Mobley (tenor saxophone) Cecil Payne (baritone saxophone) Horace Silver (piano) Oscar Pettiford (bass) Art Blakey (drums) Carlos "Patato" Valdes (congas) Richie Goldberg (cowbells)
Rudy Van Gelder Studio, Hackensack, NJ, March 29, 1955
tk.2Minor's Holiday (alt. take)
** reissue of Blue Note BLP 1535 + 2 bonus tracks.

Julius Watkins Sextet  (Blue Note (J) K18P-9273)

Julius Watkins (French horn) Hank Mobley (tenor saxophone -1/3,5) Duke Jordan (piano) Perry Lopez (guitar -2,4,5) Oscar Pettiford (bass) Art Blakey (drums)
Rudy Van Gelder Studio, Hackensack, NJ, March 20, 1955
1. tk.4B And B
2. tk.6Garden Delights
3. tk.11Jordu (Jor-Du)
4. tk.13Julie Ann
5. tk.15Sparkling Burgundy
** same contents as Blue Note BLP 5053 + BLP 5064.

The Complete Blue Note Hank Mobley Fifties Sessions  (Mosaic MQ10-181)

Hank Mobley (tenor saxophone) Horace Silver (piano) Doug Watkins (bass) Art Blakey (drums)
Rudy Van Gelder Studio, Hackensack, NJ, March 27, 1955
tk.2Walkin' The Fence (alt. take)
tk.6Hank's Pranks (alt. take)
add Art Farmer (trumpet)
Rudy Van Gelder Studio, Hackensack, NJ, March 8, 1957
tk.5Funk In Deep Freeze (alt. take)
** also issued on Mosaic MD6-181.
** same contents as Blue Note BLP 1540 + BLP 1544 + BLP 1550 + BLP 1560 + BLP 1568 + (J) GXF-3066 + (J) BNJ-61006 + 20 bonus tracks.

George Wallington And His Band/Hank Mobley Quartet  (Blue Note (J) K18P-9276)

Hank Mobley (tenor saxophone) Horace Silver (piano) Doug Watkins (bass) Art Blakey (drums)
Rudy Van Gelder Studio, Hackensack, NJ, March 27, 1955
tk.3Walkin' The Fence
tk.5Avila And Tequila
tk.8Hank's Pranks
tk.10Just Coolin'
tk.12My Sin
tk.14Love For Sale
** same contents as Blue Note BLP 5045 + BLP 5066.

Herbie Nichols Trio  (Blue Note (J) K18P-9272)

Herbie Nichols (piano) Al McKibbon (bass) Art Blakey (drums)
Rudy Van Gelder Studio, Hackensack, NJ, May 6, 1955
tk.1The Third World
tk.3Step Tempest
tk.4Dance Line
tk.6Blue Chopsticks
tk.9Double Exposure
tk.10Cro-Magnon Nights
same personnel
Rudy Van Gelder Studio, Hackensack, NJ, May 13, 1955
tk.16Amoeba's Dance
tk.18Brass Rings
tk.202300 Skidoo
tk.22It Didn't Happen
tk.23Crisp Day
tk.24Shuffle Montgomery
** same contents as Blue Note BLP 5068 + BLP 5069.

The Complete Blue Note Recordings Of Herbie Nichols  (Mosaic MR5-118)

Herbie Nichols (piano) Al McKibbon (bass) Art Blakey (drums): same personnel
Rudy Van Gelder Studio, Hackensack, NJ, May 6, 1955
tk.2The Third World (alt. take)
tk.8Double Exposure (alt. take)
tk.11Cro-Magnon Nights (alt. take)
same personnel
Rudy Van Gelder Studio, Hackensack, NJ, May 13, 1955
tk.14It Didn't Happen (alt. take)
tk.17Brass Rings (alt. take)
tk.192300 Skidoo (alt. take)
tk.21Shuffle Montgomery (alt. take)
** also issued on Mosaic MD3-118; Blue Note 7243 8 59352 2.

Duke Jordan Trio And Quintet  (Signal S 1202)

Duke Jordan (piano) Percy Heath (bass) Art Blakey (drums)
Rudy Van Gelder Studio, Hackensack, NJ, October 10, 1955
109Sultry Eve
110Forecast
111A Night In Tunisia
112They Can't Take That Away From Me
Eddie Bert (trombone -1/4) Cecil Payne (baritone saxophone) Duke Jordan (piano) Percy Heath (bass) Art Blakey (drums)
Rudy Van Gelder Studio, Hackensack, NJ, November 20, 1955
1. 124Scotch Blues
2. 125Two Loves
3.Cu-Ba
4.Flight To Jordan
5. 129Yesterdays
** also issued on Savoy MG 12149 entitled "The Street Swingers". Savoy SJL 1169 entitled "Flight To Jordan".

Gigi Gryce Quartet And Orchestra  (Signal S 1201)

Gigi Gryce (alto saxophone) Thelonious Monk (piano) Percy Heath (bass) Art Blakey (drums)
Rudy Van Gelder Studio, Hackensack, NJ, October 15, 1955
114Brake's Sake
115Gallop's Gallop
116Shuffle Boil
117Nica's Tempo
Art Farmer (trumpet) Eddie Bert (trombone) Julius Watkins (French horn) Bill Barber (tuba) Gigi Gryce (alto saxophone) Cecil Payne (baritone saxophone) Horace Silver (piano) Oscar Pettiford (bass) Art Blakey (drums) Ernestine Anderson (vocals)
Rudy Van Gelder Studio, Hackensack, NJ, October 22, 1955
118Social Call
119(You'll Always Be) The One I Love
** also issued on Savoy MG 12137 entitled "Nica's Tempo".
** part of Savoy SJL 2231.

The Jazz Messengers At The Cafe Bohemia, Vol. 2  (Blue Note BLP 1508)

Kenny Dorham (trumpet) Hank Mobley (tenor saxophone) Horace Silver (piano) Doug Watkins (bass) Art Blakey (drums)
"Cafe Bohemia", NYC, 1st set, November 23, 1955
tk.2Like Someone In Love
tk.4I Waited For You
Kenny Dorham (trumpet) Hank Mobley (tenor saxophone -1) Horace Silver (piano) Doug Watkins (bass) Art Blakey (drums)
"Cafe Bohemia", NYC, 2nd set, November 23, 1955
1. tk.7Avila And Tequila
2. tk.8Yesterdays
Kenny Dorham (trumpet) Hank Mobley (tenor saxophone) Horace Silver (piano) Doug Watkins (bass) Art Blakey (drums)
"Cafe Bohemia", NYC, 4th set, November 23, 1955
tk.15Sportin' Crowd
The Theme (incomplete)
** also issued on Blue Note BST 81508 (pseudo stereo), CDP 7 46522 2.

The Jazz Messengers At The Cafe Bohemia, Vol. 1  (Blue Note BLP 1507)

Kenny Dorham (trumpet) Hank Mobley (tenor saxophone) Horace Silver (piano) Doug Watkins (bass) Art Blakey (drums): same personnel
"Cafe Bohemia", NYC, 1st set, November 23, 1955
tk.5Minor's Holiday
Kenny Dorham (trumpet -1) Hank Mobley (tenor saxophone) Horace Silver (piano) Doug Watkins (bass) Art Blakey (drums)
"Cafe Bohemia", NYC, 2nd set, November 23, 1955
1. tk.6Soft Winds
2. tk.10Alone Together
Kenny Dorham (trumpet) Hank Mobley (tenor saxophone) Horace Silver (piano) Doug Watkins (bass) Art Blakey (drums)
"Cafe Bohemia", NYC, 3rd set, November 23, 1955
tk.12Prince Albert
same personnel
"Cafe Bohemia", NYC, 4th set, November 23, 1955
tk.19The Theme
** also issued on Blue Note BST 81507 (pseudo stereo), CDP 7 46521 2.

The Jazz Messengers At The Cafe Bohemia, Vol. 3  (Blue Note (J) DY-5805-01)

Kenny Dorham (trumpet -2) Hank Mobley (tenor saxophone -2) Horace Silver (piano) Doug Watkins (bass) Art Blakey (drums)
"Cafe Bohemia", NYC, 2nd set, November 23, 1955
1. tk.9What's New
2. tk.11Deciphering The Message / The Theme
Kenny Dorham (trumpet) Hank Mobley (tenor saxophone) Horace Silver (piano) Doug Watkins (bass) Art Blakey (drums)
"Cafe Bohemia", NYC, 3rd set, November 23, 1955
tk.13Just One Of Those Things
tk.14Gone With The Wind
same personnel
"Cafe Bohemia", NYC, 4th set, November 23, 1955
tk.17Hank's Symphony
tk.18Lady Bird
** originally intended as Blue Note (J) GXF-3074.
** also issued on Blue Note (J) BNJ-61007.

Donald Byrd - Byrd's Eye View  (Transition TRLP J-4)

Donald Byrd (trumpet) Joe Gordon (trumpet -1,2,4) Hank Mobley (tenor saxophone -1,3/5) Horace Silver (piano) Doug Watkins (bass) Art Blakey (drums)
Harvard Square, Cambridge, MA, December 2, 1955
1.Doug's Blues
2.El Sinoa
3.Everything Happens To Me
4.Hank's Tune
5.Hank's Other Tune (Late Show)
** also issued on Esquire (E) 32-013; Transition (J) LNJ-70104, (J) GXF-3123.

Various Artists - Jazz In Transition  (Transition TRLP 30)

Donald Byrd, Joe Gordon (trumpet) Horace Silver (piano) Doug Watkins (bass) Art Blakey (drums)
Harvard Square, Cambridge, MA, December 2, 1955
Crazy Rhythm
** also issued on Transition (J) GXF-3126.

1956

Thelonious Monk - The Unique  (Riverside RLP 12-209)

Thelonious Monk (piano) Oscar Pettiford (bass) Art Blakey (drums)
Rudy Van Gelder Studio, Hackensack, NJ, March 17, 1956
Liza
You Are Too Beautiful
Just You, Just Me
same personnel
Rudy Van Gelder Studio, Hackensack, NJ, April 3, 1956
Honeysuckle Rose
Darn That Dream
Tea For Two
** also issued on Original Jazz Classics OJC 064, OJCCD 064-2.
** part of Milestone M 47052.

The Jazz Messengers  (Columbia CL 897)

Donald Byrd (trumpet) Hank Mobley (tenor saxophone) Horace Silver (piano) Doug Watkins (bass) Art Blakey (drums)
NYC, April 5, 1956
CO55744It's You Or No One
CO55745The End Of A Love Affair
CO55746Nica's Dream
CO55747Infra-Rae
CO55748Carol's Interlude
same personnel
NYC, May 4, 1956
CO56026Ecaroh
CO56027Hank's Symphony

Art Blakey And The Jazz Messengers - Originally  (Columbia FC 38036)

Donald Byrd (trumpet) Hank Mobley (tenor saxophone) Horace Silver (piano) Doug Watkins (bass) Art Blakey (drums): same personnel
NYC, April 5, 1956
Late Show
Ill Wind
same personnel
NYC, May 4, 1956
Weird-O
Carol's Interlude (alt. take)
Donald Byrd (trumpet) Ira Sullivan (trumpet, tenor saxophone) Kenny Drew (piano) Wilbur Ware (bass) Art Blakey (drums)
NYC, June 25, 1956
CO56232Lil 'T
CO56233-1The New Message
Bill Hardman (trumpet) Jackie McLean (alto saxophone) Sam Dockery (piano) Spanky DeBrest (bass) Art Blakey (drums)
NYC, December 12, 1956
CO57026Gershwin Medley: Rhapsody In Blue / Summertime / Someone To Watch Over Me / The Man I Love

The Cool Voice Of Rita Reys With The Jazz Messengers And The Wessel Ilcken Combo  (Philips (Du) B 08006 L)

Donald Byrd (trumpet) Hank Mobley (tenor saxophone) Horace Silver (piano) Doug Watkins (bass) Art Blakey (drums) Rita Reys (vocals)
NYC, May 3, 1956
CO56022Taking A Chance On Love
CO56023That Old Black Magic
CO56024You'd Be So Nice To Come Home To
CO56025I Cried For You
Donald Byrd (trumpet) Ira Sullivan (tenor saxophone) Kenny Drew (piano) Wilbur Ware (bass) Art Blakey (drums) Rita Reys (vocals)
NYC, June 25, 1956
CO56230My One And Only Love
CO56231Spring Will Be A Little Late This Year
** also issued on Columbia CL 903 entitled "The Cool Voice Of Rita Reys".

Metronome All-Stars 1956  (Clef MGC 743)

Thad Jones (trumpet) Eddie Bert (trombone) Tony Scott (clarinet) Lee Konitz (alto saxophone) Al Cohn, Zoot Sims (tenor saxophone) Serge Chaloff (baritone saxophone) Teddy Charles (vibraphone) Billy Taylor (piano) Tal Farlow (guitar) Charles Mingus (bass) Art Blakey (drums)
NYC, June 18, 1956
2860-1Billie's Bounce
** also issued on Verve MGV 8030.

Stan Getz Special, Vol. 1  (Raretone (It) 5010-FC)

Stan Getz (tenor saxophone) Sam Dockery (piano) Oscar Pettiford (bass) Art Blakey (drums)
television broadcast, Chicago, IL, September 17, 1956
Broadway

Art Blakey And His Jazz Messengers - Sessions, Live  (Calliope CAL 3036)

Bill Hardman (trumpet) Jackie McLean (alto saxophone) Sam Dockery (piano) Spanky DeBrest (bass) Art Blakey (drums)
KABC-TV, Stars Of Jazz #19. 1956-#19, October 29, 1956
Cranky Spanky
Gershwin Medley: Rhapsody In Blue / Summertime / Someone To Watch Over Me / The Man I Love
same session
Minor March

The Jazz Messengers - Hard Bop  (Columbia CL 1040)

Bill Hardman (trumpet) Jackie McLean (alto saxophone) Sam Dockery (piano) Spanky DeBrest (bass) Art Blakey (drums): same personnel
NYC, December 12, 1956
CO57023Cranky Spanky
CO57024Stella By Starlight
CO57025Little Melonae
CO57027My Heart Stood Still
same personnel
NYC, December 13, 1956
CO57030Stanley's Stiff Chickens

Art Blakey And The Jazz Messengers - Drum Suite  (Columbia CL 1002)

Bill Hardman (trumpet) Jackie McLean (alto saxophone) Sam Dockery (piano) Spanky DeBrest (bass) Art Blakey (drums): same session
NYC, December 13, 1956
CO57028D's Dilemma
CO57029Just For Mary
CO57031Nica's Tempo
Ray Bryant (piano -1,3) Oscar Pettiford (bass, cello -1,3) Art Blakey, Jo Jones (drums) Charles "Specs" Wright (drums, timpani, gong) Candido, "Sabu" Martinez (bongos)
NYC, February 22, 1957
1. CO57063Oscalypso
2. CO57064The Scanifice
3. CO57065Cubano Chant
** also issued on Columbia/Legacy CK 93637.

Art Blakey And The Jazz Messengers - Drum Suite  (Columbia/Legacy CK 93637)

Donald Byrd (trumpet) Ira Sullivan (trumpet, tenor saxophone) Kenny Drew (piano) Wilbur Ware (bass) Art Blakey (drums)
NYC, June 25, 1956
CO56233-3The New Message
** reissue of Columbia CL 1002 + 3 bonus tracks.

1957

Milt Jackson - Plenty, Plenty Soul  (Atlantic LP 1269)

Joe Newman (trumpet) Jimmy Cleveland (trombone) Cannonball Adderley as Ronnie Peters (alto saxophone) Frank Foster (tenor saxophone) Sahib Shihab (baritone saxophone) Milt Jackson (vibraphone) Horace Silver (piano) Percy Heath (bass) Art Blakey (drums) Quincy Jones (arranger)
NYC, January 7, 1957
2439Plenty, Plenty Soul
2440Boogity Boogity
2441Heartstrings
** also issued on Atlantic SD 1269, SD 8811.

Hank Mobley And His All Stars  (Blue Note BLP 1544)

Hank Mobley (tenor saxophone) Milt Jackson (vibraphone) Horace Silver (piano) Doug Watkins (bass) Art Blakey (drums)
Rudy Van Gelder Studio, Hackensack, NJ, January 13, 1957
tk.2Reunion
tk.3Lower Stratosphere
tk.4Don't Walk
tk.6Ultramarine
tk.7Mobley's Musings
** also issued on Blue Note BST 81544 (pseudo stereo).
** part of Mosaic MQ10-181, MD6-181.

The Jazz Messengers Featuring Art Blakey - Ritual  (Pacific Jazz PJM-402)

Bill Hardman (trumpet) Jackie McLean (alto saxophone) Sam Dockery (piano) Spanky DeBrest (bass) Art Blakey (drums)
NYC, January 14, 1957
Sam You Made The Bridge Too Long (Sam's Tune)
Once Upon A Groove
Touche
same personnel
NYC, February 11, 1957
Scotch Blues
Comments By Art Blakey
Ritual
Wake Up
** also issued on World Pacific WPM-402, WP-1275. Pacific Jazz PJ-15 entitled "Art Blakey And The Jazz Messengers - Ritual!".

Art Blakey And The Jazz Messengers/The Elmo Hope Quintet Featuring Harold Land  (Pacific Jazz PJ-33)

Bill Hardman (trumpet) Jackie McLean (alto saxophone) Sam Dockery (piano) Spanky DeBrest (bass) Art Blakey (drums): same personnel
NYC, January 14, 1957
Little T (Lil T)
same personnel
NYC, February 11, 1957
Exhibit "A"

A Date With Jimmy Smith, Vol. 1  (Blue Note BLP 1547)

Donald Byrd (trumpet) Lou Donaldson (alto saxophone) Hank Mobley (tenor saxophone) Jimmy Smith (organ) Eddie McFadden (guitar) Art Blakey (drums)
Manhattan Towers, NYC, February 11, 1957
tk.3Falling In Love With Love
tk.5Funk's Oats
** also issued on Blue Note BST 81547 (pseudo stereo).
** part of Mosaic MQ5-154, MD3-154.

The Complete February 1957 Jimmy Smith Blue Note Sessions  (Mosaic MQ5-154)

Jimmy Smith (organ) Eddie McFadden (guitar) Art Blakey (drums)
Manhattan Towers, NYC, February 11, 1957
tk.4First Night Blues
** also issued on Mosaic MD3-154.
** same contents as Blue Note BLP 1547 + BLP 1548 + BLP 1551 + BLP 1552 + BLP 1556 + 4 bonus tracks.

The Sounds Of Jimmy Smith  (Blue Note BLP 1556)

Jimmy Smith (organ) Eddie McFadden (guitar) Art Blakey (drums): same session
Manhattan Towers, NYC, February 11, 1957
tk.6Zing! Went The Strings Of My Heart
** also issued on Blue Note BST 81556 (pseudo stereo).
** part of Mosaic MQ5-154, MD3-154.

A Date With Jimmy Smith, Vol. 2  (Blue Note BLP 1548)

Donald Byrd (trumpet) Lou Donaldson (alto saxophone) Hank Mobley (tenor saxophone) Jimmy Smith (organ) Eddie McFadden (guitar) Art Blakey (drums)
Manhattan Towers, NYC, February 11, 1957
tk.8Groovy Date
tk.9I Let A Song Go Out Of My Heart
** also issued on Blue Note BST 81548 (pseudo stereo).
** part of Mosaic MQ5-154, MD3-154.

Jimmy Smith At The Organ, Vol. 2  (Blue Note BLP 1552)

Lou Donaldson (alto saxophone) Jimmy Smith (organ) Kenny Burrell (guitar) Art Blakey (drums)
Manhattan Towers, NYC, February 12, 1957
tk.8Billie's Bounce
Jimmy Smith (organ) Art Blakey (drums)
Manhattan Towers, NYC, February 13, 1957
tk.10The Duel
** also issued on Blue Note BST 81552 (pseudo stereo).
** part of Mosaic MQ5-154, MD3-154.

Jimmy Smith At The Organ, Vol. 1  (Blue Note BLP 1551)

Lou Donaldson (alto saxophone -1,3) Jimmy Smith (organ) Kenny Burrell (guitar) Art Blakey (drums)
Manhattan Towers, NYC, February 12, 1957
1. tk.10Yardbird Suite
2. tk.11There's A Small Hotel
3. tk.12All Day Long
** also issued on Blue Note BST 81551 (pseudo stereo).
** part of Mosaic MQ5-154, MD3-154.

Cliff Jordan/John Gilmore - Blowing In From Chicago  (Blue Note BLP 1549)

John Gilmore, Clifford Jordan (tenor saxophone) Horace Silver (piano) Curly Russell (bass) Art Blakey (drums)
Rudy Van Gelder Studio, Hackensack, NJ, March 3, 1957
tk.2Evil Eye
tk.3Status Quo
tk.7Bo-Till
tk.9Everywhere
tk.12Blue Lights
tk.13Billie's Bounce
** also issued on Blue Note B1-28977, 7243 8 28977 2.
** part of Blue Note BN-LA521-H2.

Cliff Jordan/John Gilmore - Blowing In From Chicago  (Blue Note 7243 8 28977 2)

John Gilmore, Clifford Jordan (tenor saxophone) Horace Silver (piano) Curly Russell (bass) Art Blakey (drums): same session
Rudy Van Gelder Studio, Hackensack, NJ, March 3, 1957
tk.5Let It Stand
** reissue of Blue Note BLP 1549 + 1 bonus track.

Art Blakey - Orgy In Rhythm, Vol. 1  (Blue Note BLP 1554)

Herbie Mann (flute -1,3,4) Ray Bryant (piano -1,3,4) Wendell Marshall (bass -1,3,4) Jo Jones, Art Taylor (drums) Charles "Specs" Wright (drums -1,3,4) Art Blakey (drums, vocals -1,3,4, drums -2) Carlos "Patato" Valdes, Jose Valiente (congas -1,3,4) "Sabu" Martinez (bongos, timbales, vocals -1,3,4) Ubaldo Nieto (timbales -1,3,4) Evilio Quntero (concerro, maracas, tee log -1,3,4)
Manhattan Towers, NYC, March 7, 1957
1. tk.1Toffi
2. tk.4Split Skins
3. tk.6Ya Ya
4. tk.11Buhaina Chant
** also issued on Blue Note BST 81554, CDP 7 89390 2.

Art Blakey - Orgy In Rhythm, Vol. 2  (Blue Note BLP 1555)

Herbie Mann (flute) Ray Bryant (piano) Wendell Marshall (bass) Jo Jones, Art Taylor, Charles "Specs" Wright (drums) Art Blakey (drums, vocals) Carlos "Patato" Valdes, Jose Valiente (congas) "Sabu" Martinez (bongos, timbales, vocals) Ubaldo Nieto (timbales) Evilio Quntero (concerro, maracas, tee log)
Manhattan Towers, NYC, March 7, 1957
tk.5Elephant Walk
tk.9Abdullah's Delight
tk.12Come Out Meet Me Tonight
tk.13Amuck
** also issued on Blue Note BST 81555.

A Midnight Session With The Jazz Messengers  (Elektra EKL 120)

Bill Hardman (trumpet) Jackie McLean (alto saxophone) Sam Dockery (piano) Spanky DeBrest (bass) Art Blakey (drums)
"Carl Fisher Concert Hall", NYC, March 8 & 9, 1957
Casino
The Biddie Griddies
Potpourri
Ugh!
Mirage
Reflections Of Buhaina

Art Blakey And The Jazz Messengers - Mirage  (Savoy ZDS 4409)

Bill Hardman (trumpet) Jackie McLean (alto saxophone) Sam Dockery (piano) Spanky DeBrest (bass) Art Blakey (drums): same session
"Carl Fisher Concert Hall", NYC, March 8 & 9, 1957
Reflections Of Buhaina
** reissue of Savoy SJL 1112 + 1 bonus track.

Hank Mobley Quintet  (Blue Note BLP 1550)

Art Farmer (trumpet) Hank Mobley (tenor saxophone) Horace Silver (piano) Doug Watkins (bass) Art Blakey (drums)
Rudy Van Gelder Studio, Hackensack, NJ, March 8, 1957
tk.1Wham And They're Off
tk.6Funk In Deep Freeze
tk.7Startin' From Scratch
tk.8Stellawise
tk.9Bass On Balls
tk.10Fin De L'affaire (End Of The Affair)
** also issued on Blue Note CDP 7 46816 2.
** part of Mosaic MQ10-181, MD6-181.

Various Artists - 40 Years Of Jazz: History Of Blue Note, Box 2  (Blue Note (Du) 1A158-83385/8)

Art Farmer (trumpet) Hank Mobley (tenor saxophone) Horace Silver (piano) Doug Watkins (bass) Art Blakey (drums): same session
Rudy Van Gelder Studio, Hackensack, NJ, March 8, 1957
tk.4Wham And They're Off (alt. take)

Art Blakey's Jazz Messengers - Selections From Lerner And Loewe's...  (Vik LAK 1103)

Bill Hardman (trumpet) Johnny Griffin (tenor saxophone) Sam Dockery (piano) Spanky DeBrest (bass) Art Blakey (drums)
Webster Hall, NYC, March 13, 1957
I Talk To The Trees
I Could Have Danced All Night
On The Street Where You Live
There But For You Go
They Call The Wind Maria
Almost Like Being In Love
** also issued on RCA Bluebird 07863 66661-2 entitled "Art Blakey And His Jazz Messengers 1957 - Second Edition".

Art Blakey And His Jazz Messengers 1957 - Second Edition  (RCA Bluebird 07863 66661-2)

Bill Hardman, Lee Morgan (trumpet) Melba Liston (trombone) Sahib Shihab (alto saxophone) Johnny Griffin (tenor saxophone) Cecil Payne (baritone saxophone) Wynton Kelly (piano) Spanky DeBrest (bass) Art Blakey (drums)
RCA Studio 3, NYC, April 2, 1957
A Night At Tony's (take 3)
Bill Hardman (trumpet) Jackie McLean (alto saxophone) Johnny Griffin (tenor saxophone) Sam Dockery (piano) Spanky DeBrest (bass) Art Blakey (drums)
NYC, April 8, 1957
H4JB3338Off The Wall (take 5)
H4JB3340Couldn't It Be You (take 3)
** reissue of Vik LAK 1103 entitled "Art Blakey's Jazz Messengers - Selections From Lerner And Loewe's..." + 5 bonus tracks.

Art Blakey And The Jazz Messengers - Tough!  (Cadet LP 4049)

Bill Hardman (trumpet) Jackie McLean (alto saxophone) Sam Dockery (piano) Spanky DeBrest (bass) Art Blakey (drums)
Minneapolis, MN, circa spring 1957
Scotch Blues
Flight To Jordan
Transfiguration
Exhibit A
Gershwin Medley: Rhapsody In Blue / Summertime / Someone To Watch Over Me / The Man I Love
** part of Chess 2ACMJ 406, CH2 92511.

Johnny Griffin, Vol. 2 - A Blowing Session  (Blue Note BLP 1559)

Lee Morgan (trumpet) John Coltrane, Johnny Griffin, Hank Mobley (tenor saxophone) Wynton Kelly (piano) Paul Chambers (bass) Art Blakey (drums)
Rudy Van Gelder Studio, Hackensack, NJ, April 6, 1957
tk.2Smokestack
tk.3The Way You Look Tonight
tk.4Ball Bearing
tk.5All The Things You Are
** also issued on Blue Note CDP 7 81559 2, 7243 4 99009 2.
** part of Blue Note BN-LA521-H2.

Johnny Griffin, Vol. 2 - A Blowing Session  (Blue Note 7243 4 99009 2)

Lee Morgan (trumpet) John Coltrane, Johnny Griffin, Hank Mobley (tenor saxophone) Wynton Kelly (piano) Paul Chambers (bass) Art Blakey (drums): same session
Rudy Van Gelder Studio, Hackensack, NJ, April 6, 1957
tk.1Smokestack (alt. take)
** reissue of Blue Note BLP 1559 + 1 bonus track.

Art Blakey's Jazz Messengers - A Night In Tunisia  (Vik LAX 1115)

Bill Hardman (trumpet) Jackie McLean (alto saxophone) Johnny Griffin (tenor saxophone) Sam Dockery (piano) Spanky DeBrest (bass) Art Blakey (drums)
NYC, April 8, 1957
H4JB3338Off The Wall
H4JB3339A Night In Tunisia
H4JB3340Couldn't It Be You
H4JB3341Theory Of Art
H4JB3342Evans
** also issued on RCA Bluebird 6286-2-RB entitled "Art Blakey - Theory Of Art".

Art Blakey - Theory Of Art  (RCA Bluebird 6286-2-RB)

Bill Hardman, Lee Morgan (trumpet) Melba Liston (trombone) Sahib Shihab (alto saxophone) Johnny Griffin (tenor saxophone) Cecil Payne (baritone saxophone) Wynton Kelly (piano) Spanky DeBrest (bass) Art Blakey (drums)
RCA Studio 3, NYC, April 2, 1957
A Night At Tony's (take 4)
Social Call (take 4)
** reissue of Vik LAX 1115 entitled "Art Blakey's Jazz Messengers - A Night In Tunisia" + 2 bonus tracks.

Sonny Rollins, Vol. 2  (Blue Note BLP 1558)

J.J. Johnson (trombone -1,2,4/6) Sonny Rollins (tenor saxophone) Horace Silver (piano -1,2,4/6) Thelonious Monk (piano -3,6) Paul Chambers (bass) Art Blakey (drums)
Rudy Van Gelder Studio, Hackensack, NJ, April 14, 1957
1. tk.1Why Don't I
2. tk.4Wail March
3. tk.6Reflections
4. tk.7Poor Butterfly
5. tk.11You Stepped Out Of A Dream
6. tk.12Misterioso
** also issued on Blue Note BST 81558 (pseudo stereo), CDP 7 46818 2, CDP 7 81558 2, B1-ST 81558.

Art Blakey And His Jazz Messengers With Sabu And A Bongo - Cu-Bop  (Jubilee JLP 1049)

Bill Hardman (trumpet) Johnny Griffin (tenor saxophone) Sam Dockery (piano) Spanky DeBrest (bass) Art Blakey (drums) "Sabu" Martinez (bongos)
NYC, May 13, 1957
Woody'n You
Sakeena
Shorty
Dawn On The Street

Art Blakey's Jazz Messengers With Thelonious Monk - Jazz Connection  (Atlantic LP 1278)

Bill Hardman (trumpet) Johnny Griffin (tenor saxophone) Thelonious Monk (piano) Spanky DeBrest (bass) Art Blakey (drums)
NYC, May 14, 1957
2560Blue Monk
2561I Mean You
same personnel
NYC, May 15, 1957
2562Rhythm-A-Ning
2563Purple Shades
2564Evidence
2565In Walked Bud
** also issued on Atlantic SD 1278.

Thelonious Monk - The Complete Riverside Recordings  (Riverside R 022)

Ray Copeland (trumpet) Gigi Gryce (alto saxophone) John Coltrane, Coleman Hawkins (tenor saxophone) Thelonious Monk (piano) Wilbur Ware (bass) Art Blakey (drums)
Reeves Sound Studios, NYC, June 25, 1957
Crepuscule With Nellie (take 1)
Crepuscule With Nellie (breakdown)
same personnel
Reeves Sound Studios, NYC, June 26, 1957
Crepuscule With Nellie (take 4+5)
Well, You Needn't (opening)
** also issued on Riverside 15RCD 022-2, (J) VIJ 5102/23.

Thelonious Monk/John Coltrane - The Complete 1957 Riverside Recordings  (Riverside RCD2 30027-2)

Ray Copeland (trumpet) Gigi Gryce (alto saxophone) John Coltrane, Coleman Hawkins (tenor saxophone) Thelonious Monk (piano) Wilbur Ware (bass) Art Blakey (drums): same personnel
Reeves Sound Studios, NYC, June 25, 1957
Crepuscule With Nellie (take 2)

Various Artists - Blues For Tomorrow  (Riverside RLP 12-243)

Ray Copeland (trumpet) Gigi Gryce (alto saxophone) John Coltrane, Coleman Hawkins (tenor saxophone) Wilbur Ware (bass) Art Blakey (drums)
Reeves Sound Studios, NYC, June 25, 1957
Blues For Tomorrow
** also issued on Original Jazz Classics OJC 030, OJCCD 030-2.

Thelonious Monk - Monk's Music  (Riverside RLP 12-242)

Ray Copeland (trumpet -1/4) Gigi Gryce (alto saxophone -1/4) Coleman Hawkins (tenor saxophone) John Coltrane (tenor saxophone -1/4) Thelonious Monk (piano) Wilbur Ware (bass) Art Blakey (drums)
Reeves Sound Studios, NYC, June 26, 1957
1.Crepuscule With Nellie (take 6)
2.Off Minor (take 5)
3.Epistrophy
4.Well, You Needn't
5.Ruby, My Dear
** also issued on Riverside RLP 1102; Original Jazz Classics OJC 084, OJCCD 084-2. Riverside RS 3004 entitled "Thelonious Monk/John Coltrane".

Thelonious Monk With John Coltrane  (Jazzland JLP 46)

Ray Copeland (trumpet) Gigi Gryce (alto saxophone) John Coltrane, Coleman Hawkins (tenor saxophone) Thelonious Monk (piano) Wilbur Ware (bass) Art Blakey (drums)
Reeves Sound Studios, NYC, June 26, 1957
Off Minor (take 4)
Epistrophy (alt. take)
** also issued on Jazzland JLP 946; Original Jazz Classics OJC 039, OJCCD 039-2. Riverside RLP 490, RS 9490 entitled "Monk And Coltrane".

Count Basie, Joe Williams And Art Blakey - Sessions, Live  (Calliope CAL 3008)

Bill Hardman (trumpet) Johnny Griffin (tenor saxophone) Sam Dockery (piano) Spanky DeBrest (bass) Art Blakey (drums)
KABC-TV, Stars Of Jazz #56. 1957-#30, July 29, 1957
I Mean You (Stick Ball Swing)
Blue Monk
same session
Evidence (Justice)

Art Blakey's Jazz Messengers - Hard Drive  (Bethlehem BCP 6023)

Bill Hardman (trumpet) Johnny Griffin (tenor saxophone) Sam Dockery (piano) Spanky DeBrest (bass) Art Blakey (drums): same personnel
NYC, October 9, 1957
Deo-X
Junior Mance (piano) replaces Dockery
NYC, October 11, 1957
For Minors Only
6442Right Down Front
Sweet Sakeena
For Miles And Miles
Krafty
6443Late Spring
** also issued on West Wind (G) WW 065, WW 2065 entitled "Art Blakey And The Jazz Messengers - For Minors Only".

John Coltrane - Bethlehem Years  (Bethlehem 20-50012)

Donald Byrd, Ray Copeland, Bill Hardman, Idrees Sulieman (trumpet) Jimmy Cleveland, Melba Liston, Frank Rehak (trombone) Bill Graham, Sahib Shihab (alto saxophone) Al Cohn, John Coltrane (tenor saxophone) Bill Slapin (baritone saxophone) Walter Bishop Jr. (piano) Wendell Marshall (bass) Art Blakey (drums)
NYC, December, 1957
Oasis (take 4)
Midriff (take 1)
Midriff (take 2)
The Kiss Of No Return (take 1)
The Kiss Of No Return (take 2)
The Outer World (take 2)
The Outer World (take 5)
El Toro Valiente (take 1)
Ain't Life Grand (take 2)
Ain't Life Grand (take 5)
Donald Byrd (trumpet) John Coltrane (tenor saxophone) Walter Bishop Jr. (piano) Wendell Marshall (bass) Art Blakey (drums)
Pristine (take 2)
Pristine (take 6)
Pristine (take 8)
Tippin' (take 1)
Tippin' (take 3)

Art Blakey Big Band  (Bethlehem BCP 6027)

Donald Byrd, Ray Copeland, Bill Hardman, Idrees Sulieman (trumpet) Jimmy Cleveland, Melba Liston, Frank Rehak (trombone) Bill Graham, Sahib Shihab (alto saxophone) Al Cohn, John Coltrane (tenor saxophone) Bill Slapin (baritone saxophone) Walter Bishop Jr. (piano) Wendell Marshall (bass) Art Blakey (drums)
NYC, December, 1957
Midriff
The Kiss Of No Return
The Outer World
El Toro Valiente
Ain't Life Grand
Last Date
Donald Byrd (trumpet) John Coltrane (tenor saxophone) Walter Bishop Jr. (piano) Wendell Marshall (bass) Art Blakey (drums)
Pristine
Tippin'

1958

Jimmy Smith - Confirmation  (Blue Note LT-992)

Lee Morgan (trumpet) Lou Donaldson (alto saxophone) Tina Brooks (tenor saxophone) Jimmy Smith (organ) Kenny Burrell (guitar) Art Blakey (drums)
Manhattan Towers, NYC, February 25, 1958
tk.12Confirmation

Jimmy Smith - House Party  (Blue Note BLP 4002)

Lee Morgan (trumpet) Lou Donaldson (alto saxophone) Tina Brooks (tenor saxophone) Jimmy Smith (organ) Kenny Burrell (guitar) Art Blakey (drums): same session
Manhattan Towers, NYC, February 25, 1958
tk.13Au Privave
** also issued on Blue Note BST 84002.

Jimmy Smith - The Sermon!  (Blue Note BLP 4011)

Lee Morgan (trumpet) Lou Donaldson (alto saxophone -2) Tina Brooks (tenor saxophone -2) Jimmy Smith (organ) Kenny Burrell (guitar) Art Blakey (drums)
Manhattan Towers, NYC, February 25, 1958
1. tk.14Flamingo
2. tk.15The Sermon
** also issued on Blue Note BST 84011.

Cannonball Adderley - Somethin' Else  (Blue Note BLP 1595)

Miles Davis (trumpet -1/4) Cannonball Adderley (alto saxophone) Hank Jones (piano) Sam Jones (bass) Art Blakey (drums)
Rudy Van Gelder Studio, Hackensack, NJ, March 9, 1958
1. tk.2Autumn Leaves
2. tk.3Love For Sale
3. tk.4Somethin' Else
4. tk.6One For Daddy-O
5. tk.11Dancing In The Dark
** also issued on Blue Note BST 81595, BN-LA169-F, CDP 7 46338 2, B1-ST 46338.

Various Artists - Blue Trails: The Rare Tracks  (Blue Note (J) TOCJ-1601)

Lee Morgan (trumpet) Tina Brooks (tenor saxophone) Sonny Clark (piano) Doug Watkins (bass) Art Blakey (drums)
Rudy Van Gelder Studio, Hackensack, NJ, March 16, 1958
tk.3Minor Move (alt. take)

Tina Brooks - Minor Move  (Blue Note (J) GXF-3072)

Lee Morgan (trumpet) Tina Brooks (tenor saxophone) Sonny Clark (piano) Doug Watkins (bass) Art Blakey (drums): same session
Rudy Van Gelder Studio, Hackensack, NJ, March 16, 1958
tk.7The Way You Look Tonight
tk.9Nutville
tk.10Star Eyes
tk.11Everything Happens To Me
tk.15Minor Move
** also issued on Blue Note (J) GXK-8162, (J) BRP-8043.
** part of Mosaic MR4-106.

Jimmy Smith - Cool Blues  (Blue Note LT-1054)

Lou Donaldson (alto saxophone) Tina Brooks (tenor saxophone) Jimmy Smith (organ) Eddie McFadden (guitar) Art Blakey (drums)
"Smalls' Paradise", NYC, 3rd set, April 7, 1958
tk.11A Night In Tunisia
tk.12Dark Eyes
tk.13Groovin' At Small's
** also issued on Blue Note CDP 7 84441 2.

Gil Evans - New Bottle Old Wine  (World Pacific WP-1246)

Johnny Coles, Louis Mucci, Ernie Royal (trumpet) Joe Bennett, Tom Mitchell, Frank Rehak (trombone) Julius Watkins (French horn) Harvey Phillips (tuba) Cannonball Adderley (alto saxophone) Jerry Sanfino (reeds) Gil Evans (piano, arranger, conductor) Chuck Wayne (guitar) Paul Chambers (bass) Art Blakey (drums)
Manhattan Towers, NYC, April 9, 1958
St. Louis Blues
King Porter Stomp
Lester Leaps In
'Round Midnight
Bill Barber (tuba) Phil Bodner (reeds) replaces Phillips, Sanfino
Manhattan Towers, NYC, May 21, 1958
Struttin' With Some Barbecue
Clyde Reasinger (trumpet) replaces Royal
Manhattan Towers, NYC, May 26, 1958
Manteca
Bird Feathers
** also issued on World Pacific WP-1298, ST-1298; Pacific Jazz PJ-40, ST-40 entitled "Gil Evans Orchestra Featuring Cannonball Adderley". World Pacific ST-1011.
** part of Blue Note BN-LA461-H2.

Various Artists - The Sound Of Big Band Jazz In Hi-Fi!  (World Pacific WP-1257)

Johnny Coles, Louis Mucci, Ernie Royal (trumpet) Joe Bennett, Tom Mitchell, Frank Rehak (trombone) Julius Watkins (French horn) Harvey Phillips (tuba) Cannonball Adderley (alto saxophone) Jerry Sanfino (reeds) Gil Evans (piano, arranger, conductor) Chuck Wayne (guitar) Paul Chambers (bass) Art Blakey (drums): Ernie Royal (trumpet) Harvey Phillips (tuba) Jerry Sanfino (reeds) replaces Reasinger, Barber, Bodner
Manhattan Towers, NYC, April 9, 1958
Lester Leaps In (alt. take)
** also issued on World Pacific JWC-514, ST-1015.

Kenny Burrell - Swingin'  (Blue Note (J) GXF-3070)

Louis Smith (trumpet) Tina Brooks, Junior Cook (tenor saxophone) Duke Jordan (piano) Kenny Burrell (guitar) Sam Jones (bass) Art Blakey (drums)
Manhattan Towers, NYC, May 14, 1958
tk.1I Never Knew
Roland Hanna (piano) Kenny Burrell (guitar) Ben Tucker (bass) Art Blakey (drums)
"Five Spot Cafe", NYC, 1st set, August 25, 1959
tk.3If You Could See Me Now
Tina Brooks (tenor saxophone) Bobby Timmons (piano) Kenny Burrell (guitar) Ben Tucker (bass) Art Blakey (drums)
"Five Spot Cafe", NYC, 2nd set, August 25, 1959
tk.8Swingin'
Roland Hanna (piano) Kenny Burrell (guitar) Ben Tucker (bass) Art Blakey (drums)
"Five Spot Cafe", NYC, 3rd set, August 25, 1959
tk.14Beef Stew Blues
** also issued on Blue Note (J) GXK-8155.

Kenny Burrell - Blue Lights, Vol. 1  (Blue Note BLP 1596)

Louis Smith (trumpet) Tina Brooks, Junior Cook (tenor saxophone) Duke Jordan (piano) Kenny Burrell (guitar) Sam Jones (bass) Art Blakey (drums)
Manhattan Towers, NYC, May 14, 1958
tk.2Scotch Blues
tk.8Yes Baby
Louis Smith (trumpet -2) Tina Brooks, Junior Cook (tenor saxophone -2) Bobby Timmons (piano) Kenny Burrell (guitar) Sam Jones (bass) Art Blakey (drums)
1. tk.11Autumn In New York
2. tk.14Caravan
** also issued on Blue Note BST 81596.

Kenny Burrell - Blue Lights, Vol. 2  (Blue Note BLP 1597)

Louis Smith (trumpet) Junior Cook (tenor saxophone -2) Duke Jordan (piano) Kenny Burrell (guitar) Sam Jones (bass) Art Blakey (drums)
Manhattan Towers, NYC, May 14, 1958
1. tk.4The Man I Love
2. tk.9Phinupi
Louis Smith (trumpet) Tina Brooks, Junior Cook (tenor saxophone) Bobby Timmons (piano) Kenny Burrell (guitar) Sam Jones (bass) Art Blakey (drums)
tk.10Chuckin'
tk.12Rock Salt
** also issued on Blue Note BST 81597.

Jimmy Smith - Six Views Of The Blues  (Blue Note 7243 5 21435 2)

Cecil Payne (baritone saxophone) Jimmy Smith (organ) Kenny Burrell (guitar) Don Bailey (bass) Art Blakey (drums)
Rudy Van Gelder Studio, Hackensack, NJ, July 16, 1958
tk.3St. Louis Blues
tk.9Blues #1

Jimmy Smith - The Singles  (Blue Note (J) K18P-9280)

Cecil Payne (baritone saxophone) Jimmy Smith (organ) Kenny Burrell (guitar) Don Bailey (bass) Art Blakey (drums): same session
Rudy Van Gelder Studio, Hackensack, NJ, July 16, 1958
tk.8The Swingin' Shepherd Blues

Cannonball Adderley/Milt Jackson - Things Are Getting Better  (Riverside RLP 12-286)

Cannonball Adderley (alto saxophone) Milt Jackson (vibraphone) Wynton Kelly (piano) Percy Heath (bass) Art Blakey (drums)
NYC, October 28, 1958
Blues Oriental
Things Are Getting Better
Serves Me Right (take 5)
Groovin' High
The Sidewalks Of New York (take 5)
Sounds For Sid
Just One Of Those Things
** also issued on Riverside RLP 1128; Original Jazz Classics OJC 032, OJCCD 032-2.
** part of Milestone M 47001.

Cannonball Adderley/Milt Jackson - Things Are Getting Better  (Original Jazz Classics OJCCD 032-2)

Cannonball Adderley (alto saxophone) Milt Jackson (vibraphone) Wynton Kelly (piano) Percy Heath (bass) Art Blakey (drums): same session
NYC, October 28, 1958
Serves Me Right (take 4)
The Sidewalks Of New York (take 4)
** reissue of Riverside RLP 12-286 + 2 bonus tracks.

Cannonball Adderley - Cannonball And Eight Giants  (Milestone M 47001)

Cannonball Adderley (alto saxophone) Milt Jackson (vibraphone) Wynton Kelly (piano) Percy Heath (bass) Art Blakey (drums): same session
NYC, October 28, 1958
A Few Words...
** same contents as Riverside RLP 12-286 + 8 bonus tracks.

Art Blakey And The Jazz Messengers - Moanin'  (Blue Note BLP 4003)

Lee Morgan (trumpet) Benny Golson (tenor saxophone) Bobby Timmons (piano) Jymie Merritt (bass) Art Blakey (drums)
Rudy Van Gelder Studio, Hackensack, NJ, October 30, 1958
tk.1Are You Real
tk.4Moanin'
tk.7/9/12/14The Drum Thunder Suite
tk.16Along Came Betty
tk.19Blues March
tk.21Come Rain Or Come Shine
** also issued on Blue Note BST 84003, CDP 7 46516 2, B1-ST 46516.

Art Blakey And The Jazz Messengers - Moanin'  (Blue Note CDP 7 46516 2)

Lee Morgan (trumpet) Benny Golson (tenor saxophone) Bobby Timmons (piano) Jymie Merritt (bass) Art Blakey (drums): same session
Rudy Van Gelder Studio, Hackensack, NJ, October 30, 1958
tk.2Moanin' (alt. take)
** reissue of Blue Note BLP 4003 + 1 bonus track.

Art Blakey - Drums Around The Corner  (Blue Note 7243 5 21455 2)

Lee Morgan (trumpet) Bobby Timmons (piano) Jymie Merritt (bass) Roy Haynes (drums) Art Blakey, Philly Joe Jones (drums, timpani) Ray Barretto (congas)
Manhattan Towers, NYC, November 2, 1958
tk.4Let's Take 16 Bars
tk.6Moose The Mooche
tk.7Drums In The Rain
tk.11Lee's Tune
tk.13Blakey's Blues
tk.15Lover
Paul Chambers (bass) Art Blakey (drums)
Rudy Van Gelder Studio, Hackensack, NJ, March 29, 1959
tk.1I've Got My Love To Keep Me Warm
tk.2What Is This Thing Called Love

Art Blakey - Holiday For Skins, Vol. 1  (Blue Note BLP 4004)

Donald Byrd (trumpet -2,3) Ray Bryant (piano) Wendell Marshall (bass) Art Taylor (drums) Art Blakey (drums, chant) Philly Joe Jones (drums, chant, vocals) Ray Barretto, Victor Gonzales, Julio Martinez, "Sabu" Martinez, Chonguito Vincente (bongos, congas) Fred Pagani (timbales) Andy Delannoy (maracas) Austin Cromer, Hal Rasheed (chant)
Manhattan Towers, NYC, November 9, 1958
1. tk.2Aghano
2. tk.3The Feast
3. tk.7Mirage
4. tk.13Lamento Africano
** also issued on Blue Note BST 84004.

Art Blakey - Holiday For Skins, Vol. 2  (Blue Note BLP 4005)

Donald Byrd (trumpet -1,2) Ray Bryant (piano -1,2) Wendell Marshall (bass -1/3) Art Taylor (drums) Art Blakey (drums, chant) Philly Joe Jones (drums, chant, vocals) Ray Barretto, Victor Gonzales, Julio Martinez, "Sabu" Martinez, Chonguito Vincente (bongos, congas) Fred Pagani (timbales) Andy Delannoy (maracas) Austin Cromer, Hal Rasheed (chant)
Manhattan Towers, NYC, November 9, 1958
1. tk.4Reflection
2. tk.8Swingin' Kilts
3. tk.9Dinga
4. tk.12O' Tinde
** also issued on Blue Note BST 84005.

Art Blakey's Jazz Messengers - Live In The 50's  (Jazz Band (E) EBCD 2128-2)

Lee Morgan (trumpet) Benny Golson (tenor saxophone) Bobby Timmons (piano) Jymie Merritt (bass) Art Blakey (drums)
"Kurhaus", Scheveningen, Holland, November 19, 1958
Moanin'
Along Came Betty
I Remember Clifford
Whisper Not
A Night In Tunisia
Lee Morgan (trumpet) Wayne Shorter (tenor saxophone) Walter Davis Jr. (piano) Jymie Merritt (bass) Art Blakey (drums)
"Theatre Des Champs-Elysees", Paris, France, November 15, 1959
No Problem

Art Blakey's Jazz Messengers - 1958-Paris Olympia  (Fontana (F) 680 202 ML)

Lee Morgan (trumpet) Benny Golson (tenor saxophone) Bobby Timmons (piano) Jymie Merritt (bass) Art Blakey (drums)
"L'Olympia", Paris, France, November 22, 1958
Just By Myself
I Remember Clifford
Are You Real
same personnel
"L'Olympia", Paris, France, December 17, 1958
Moanin'
Justice
** also issued on Epic LA 16009, BA 17009 entitled "Paris Concert". Mercury (F) 6444700 entitled "Olympia Concert".

Art Blakey's Jazz Messengers - Olympia Concert  (Mercury (F) 6444700)

Lee Morgan (trumpet) Benny Golson (tenor saxophone) Bobby Timmons (piano) Jymie Merritt (bass) Art Blakey (drums): same personnel
"L'Olympia", Paris, France, November 22, 1958
Blues Pour Doudou
same personnel
"L'Olympia", Paris, France, December 17, 1958
Blues March
Whisper Not
** reissue of Fontana (F) 680 202 ML entitled "1958-Paris Olympia" + 3 bonus tracks.

Art Blakey And The Jazz Messengers - Live In Zurich 1958  (SOLAR 4569881)

Lee Morgan (trumpet) Benny Golson (tenor saxophone) Bobby Timmons (piano) Jymie Merritt (bass) Art Blakey (drums): same personnel
Swiss radio broadcast, "Volkshaus", Zurich, Switzerland, December 4, 1958
Now's The Time
The Theme
Moanin'
Whisper Not
Evidence
same session
I Remember Clifford
Just By Myself
Along Came Betty
My Funny Valentine
Come Rain Or Come Shine
A Night In Tunisia

Art Blakey's Jazz Messengers - Des Femmes Disparaissent (Soundtrack)  (Fontana (F) 660 224 MR)

Lee Morgan (trumpet -1/4,6/10,12,14/19) Benny Golson (tenor saxophone -1/4,6/8,10/12,14/19) Bobby Timmons (piano -1/4,6/19) Jymie Merritt (bass -1/4,6/12,14/19) Art Blakey (drums -1/12,14/19)
Paris, France, December 18 & 19, 1958
1.Generique
2.Pierre Et Beatrice
3.Nasol
4.Tom
5.Poursuite Dans La Ruelle
6.Ne Chuchote Pas (Whisper Not)
7.Mambo Dans La Voiture
8.Juste Pour Eux Seuls (Just By Myself)
9.Blues Pour Doudou
10.Blues Pour Marcel
11.Blues Pour Vara
12.Merlin
13.Pasquier
14.Quaglio
15.La Divorcee De Leo Fall
16.Suspence
17.Tom Et Nasol
18.Des Femmes Disparaissent
19.Final Pour Pierre Et Beatrice

Art Blakey Et Les Jazz-Messengers Au Club St. Germain, Vol. 1  (RCA (F) 430.043)

Lee Morgan (trumpet) Benny Golson (tenor saxophone) Bobby Timmons (piano) Jymie Merritt (bass) Art Blakey (drums)
"Club St. Germain", Paris, France, December 21, 1958
Politely
Whisper Not
Now's The Time
The First Theme

Art Blakey Et Les Jazz-Messengers Au Club St. Germain, Vol. 2  (RCA (F) 430.044)

Lee Morgan (trumpet) Benny Golson (tenor saxophone) Bobby Timmons (piano) Jymie Merritt (bass) Art Blakey (drums): same session
"Club St. Germain", Paris, France, December 21, 1958
Moanin' With Hazel
We Named It Justice
Blues March For Europe, No. 1
Like Someone In Love

Art Blakey Et Les Jazz-Messengers Au Club St. Germain, Vol. 3  (RCA (F) 430.045)

Lee Morgan (trumpet) Benny Golson (tenor saxophone) Bobby Timmons (piano) Jymie Merritt (bass) Art Blakey (drums) Kenny Clarke (drums -3,4) Gana M'Bow (congas -3,4)
"Club St. Germain", Paris, France, December 21, 1958
1.Along Came Manon
2.Out Of The Past
3.A Night In Tunisia
4.Ending With The Theme

1959 (age 40)

Blue Mitchell - Out Of The Blue  (Riverside RLP 12-293)

Blue Mitchell (trumpet) Benny Golson (tenor saxophone) Wynton Kelly (piano) Sam Jones (bass -1,3,4) Paul Chambers (bass -2,5,6) Art Blakey (drums)
Reeves Sound Studios, NYC, January 5, 1959
1.Blues On My Mind
2.It Could Happen To You
3.Boomerang
4.Sweet-Cakes
5.Missing You
6.When The Saints Go Marching In
** also issued on Riverside RLP 1131; Original Jazz Classics OJCCD 667-2.

Various Artists - New Blue Horns  (Riverside RLP 12-294)

Blue Mitchell (trumpet) Benny Golson (tenor saxophone) Cedar Walton (piano) Paul Chambers (bass) Art Blakey (drums)
Reeves Sound Studios, NYC, January 5, 1959
Studio B
** also issued on Riverside RLP 1134; Original Jazz Classics OJC 256, OJCCD 256-2.

Sonny Clark - My Conception  (Blue Note (J) GXF-3056)

Donald Byrd (trumpet) Hank Mobley (tenor saxophone) Sonny Clark (piano) Paul Chambers (bass) Art Blakey (drums)
Rudy Van Gelder Studio, Hackensack, NJ, March 29, 1959
tk.4Blues Blue
tk.7Royal Flush
tk.9Junka
tk.11Minor Meeting
tk.12My Conception
tk.16Some Clark Bars
** also issued on Blue Note (J) GXK-8158.

Art Blakey And The Jazz Messengers - At The Jazz Corner Of The World, Vol. 1  (Blue Note BLP 4015)

Lee Morgan (trumpet) Hank Mobley (tenor saxophone) Bobby Timmons (piano) Jymie Merritt (bass) Art Blakey (drums) Pee Wee Marquette (announcer)
"Birdland", NYC, April 15, 1959
Pee Wee Marquette's intro
Just Coolin'
The Theme (short version)
Close Your Eyes
Hipsippy Blues
Justice (Evidence)
** also issued on Blue Note BST 84015.

Art Blakey And The Jazz Messengers - At The Jazz Corner Of The World, Vol. 2  (Blue Note BLP 4016)

Lee Morgan (trumpet) Hank Mobley (tenor saxophone) Bobby Timmons (piano) Jymie Merritt (bass) Art Blakey (drums) Pee Wee Marquette (announcer): same session
"Birdland", NYC, April 15, 1959
M And M
Chick An' Dumplins
Hi-Fly
Art's Revelation
The Theme (long version)
** also issued on Blue Note BST 84016.

Art Blakey's Jazz Messengers Avec Barney Wilen - Les Liaisons Dangereuses 1960 (Soundtrack)  (Fontana (F) 680 203 ML)

Lee Morgan (trumpet -1,4/9) Barney Wilen (tenor,soprano saxophone -1,3/9) Bobby Timmons (piano -1,2,4/9) Jymie Merritt (bass) Art Blakey (drums) Tommy Lopez, Willie Rodriguez (congas -2/9) Johnny Rodriguez (bongos -2/9) Duke Jordan (composer -1,2,4/9, piano, composer -3)
Nola's Penthouse Sound Studios, NYC, July 28 & 29, 1959
1.No Problem (1st version)
2.No Hay Problema
3.Prelude In Blue (A "L' Esquinade")
4.Valmontana (1st version)
5.Miguel's Party
6.Prelude In Blue (Chez Miguel)
7.No Problem (2nd version)
8.Weehawken Mad Pad
9.Valmontana (2nd version)
** also issued on Fontana (J) 28JD-10169.

Art Blakey's Jazz Messengers Avec Barney Wilen - Les Liaisons Dangereuses 1960 (Soundtrack)  (Fontana (J) 28JD-10169)

Bobby Timmons (piano) Jymie Merritt (bass) Art Blakey (drums) Tommy Lopez, Willie Rodriguez (congas) Johnny Rodriguez (bongos) Duke Jordan (composer)
Nola's Penthouse Sound Studios, NYC, July 28 & 29, 1959
No Hay Problema (2nd version)
** reissue of Fontana (F) 680 203 ML + 1 bonus track.

Kenny Burrell - On View At The Five Spot Cafe  (Blue Note BLP 4021)

Tina Brooks (tenor saxophone) Bobby Timmons (piano) Kenny Burrell (guitar) Ben Tucker (bass) Art Blakey (drums)
"Five Spot Cafe", NYC, 2nd set, August 25, 1959
tk.10Birks' Works
tk.11Oh, Lady Be Good
Roland Hanna (piano) Kenny Burrell (guitar) Ben Tucker (bass) Art Blakey (drums)
"Five Spot Cafe", NYC, 3rd set, August 25, 1959
tk.15Hallelujah
same personnel
"Five Spot Cafe", NYC, 4th set, August 25, 1959
tk.1936-26-36
Bobby Timmons (piano) replaces Hanna
"Five Spot Cafe", NYC, 5th set, August 25, 1959
tk.22Lover Man
** also issued on Blue Note BST 84021.

Benny Golson - Groovin' With Golson  (New Jazz NJLP 8220)

Curtis Fuller (trombone) Benny Golson (tenor saxophone) Ray Bryant (piano) Paul Chambers (bass) Art Blakey (drums)
Rudy Van Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs, NJ, August 28, 1959
1833My Blues House
1834I Didn't Know What Time It Was
1835The Stroller
1836Yesterdays
1837Drum Boogie
** also issued on Original Jazz Classics OJC 226, OJCCD 226-2.

Art Blakey And The Jazz Messengers - Live In Copenhagen 1959  (Royal Jazz (D) RJD 516)

Lee Morgan (trumpet) Wayne Shorter (tenor saxophone) Walter Bishop Jr. (piano) Jymie Merritt (bass) Art Blakey (drums)
"KB-Hallen", Copenhagen, Denmark, November 5, 1959
Blues March
The Midget
Nellie Blye
A Night In Tunisia

Art Blakey And The Jazz Messengers - Africaine  (Blue Note LT-1088)

Lee Morgan (trumpet) Wayne Shorter (tenor saxophone) Walter Davis Jr. (piano) Jymie Merritt (bass) Art Blakey (drums) Dizzy Reece (congas -5,6)
Rudy Van Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs, NJ, November 10, 1959
1. tk.3The Midget
2. tk.4Lester Left Town
3. tk.8Celine
4. tk.10Splendid
5. tk.12Haina
6. tk.14Africaine

Art Blakey Et Les Jazz Messengers Au Theatre Des Champs-Elysees  (RCA (F) 430.054)

Lee Morgan (trumpet) Wayne Shorter (tenor saxophone) Walter Davis Jr. (piano) Jymie Merritt (bass) Art Blakey (drums)
"Theatre Des Champs-Elysees", Paris, France, November 15, 1959
Close Your Eyes
Goldie
Ray's Idea
Lester Left Down

Art Blakey - Are You Real  (Moon (It) MCD 071-2)

Lee Morgan (trumpet) Wayne Shorter (tenor saxophone) Walter Davis Jr. (piano) Jymie Merritt (bass) Art Blakey (drums): same session
"Theatre Des Champs-Elysees", Paris, France, November 15, 1959
Blues March
Are You Real
A Night In Tunisia
Lee Morgan (trumpet) John Gilmore (tenor saxophone) John Hicks (piano) Victor Sproles (bass) Art Blakey (drums)
Cine-Tele Sound Studio, London, England, March 7, 1965
On The Ginza
Lament For Stacy
Buhaina's Delight (Buhaina Chant)
The Egyptian
I Can't Get Started

Art Blakey And The Jazz Messengers - Live In Stockholm 1959  (Dragon (Swd) DRCD 182)

Lee Morgan (trumpet) Wayne Shorter (tenor saxophone) Walter Davis Jr. (piano) Jymie Merritt (bass) Art Blakey (drums)
"Konserthuset", Stockholm, Sweden, November 23, 1959
Close Your Eyes
Like Someone In Love
Lester Left Town
The Midget
A Night In Tunisia
The Theme

Art Blakey's Jazz Messengers - Live In Berlin 1959/1962  (Jazz Up (It) JU 321)

Lee Morgan (trumpet) Wayne Shorter (tenor saxophone) Walter Davis Jr. (piano) Jymie Merritt (bass) Art Blakey (drums): same personnel
"Titania-Palast", Berlin, West Germany, November 29, 1959
Blues March
Moanin'
A Night In Tunisia
Along Came Betty
Lester Left Town
Freddie Hubbard (trumpet) Wayne Shorter (tenor saxophone) Cedar Walton (piano) Jymie Merritt (bass) Art Blakey (drums)
"Titania-Palast", Berlin, West Germany, February 4, 1962
'Round Midnight
Mosaic

Art Blakey/Bud Powell/Barney Wilen/Wayne Shorter/Lee Morgan - Paris Jam Session  (Fontana (F) 680 207 TL)

Lee Morgan (trumpet) Barney Wilen (alto saxophone) Wayne Shorter (tenor saxophone) Bud Powell (piano) Jymie Merritt (bass) Art Blakey (drums)
"Theatre Des Champs-Elysees", Paris, France, December 18, 1959
Dance Of The Infidels
Bouncing With Bud
Lee Morgan (trumpet) Wayne Shorter (tenor saxophone) Walter Davis Jr. (piano) Jymie Merritt (bass) Art Blakey (drums)
The Midget
A Night In Tunisia
** also issued on Epic LA 16017, BA 17017 entitled "Art Blakey In Paris Featuring Bud Powell And Lee Morgan".

1960

Alternate Takes Of Here's Lee Morgan  (Vee-Jay (J) FHCY 1002)

Lee Morgan (trumpet) Clifford Jordan (tenor saxophone) Wynton Kelly (piano) Paul Chambers (bass) Art Blakey (drums)
Bell Sound Studio B, NYC, February 3, 1960
tk.4Running Brook (1st version)
same personnel
Bell Sound Studio B, NYC, February 8, 1960
tk.7Off Spring (alt. take)
tk.3Bess (alt. take)
tk.9Running Brook (alt. take)

Various Artists - Alternate Sessions At The Early '60s  (Vee-Jay (J) RJL 2640)

Lee Morgan (trumpet) Clifford Jordan (tenor saxophone) Wynton Kelly (piano) Paul Chambers (bass) Art Blakey (drums): same personnel
Bell Sound Studio B, NYC, February 3, 1960
tk.6Terrible "T" (1st version)
same personnel
Bell Sound Studio B, NYC, February 8, 1960
tk.8I'm A Fool To Want You (alt. take 2)

Hank Mobley - Soul Station  (Blue Note BLP 4031)

Hank Mobley (tenor saxophone) Wynton Kelly (piano) Paul Chambers (bass) Art Blakey (drums)
Rudy Van Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs, NJ, February 7, 1960
tk.3Remember
tk.4Split Feelin's
tk.12Dig Dis
tk.18This I Dig Of You
tk.20Soul Station
tk.25If I Should Lose You
** also issued on Blue Note BST 84031, CDP 7 46528 2, B1-ST 46528.

Lee Morgan - Genius  (Tradiition 2079)

Lee Morgan (trumpet) Clifford Jordan (tenor saxophone) Wynton Kelly (piano) Paul Chambers (bass) Art Blakey (drums)
Bell Sound Studio B, NYC, February 8, 1960
tk.1Mogie (alt. take 1)

Lee Morgan  (GNP Crescendo GNPS 2-2074)

Lee Morgan (trumpet) Clifford Jordan (tenor saxophone) Wynton Kelly (piano) Paul Chambers (bass) Art Blakey (drums): same session
Bell Sound Studio B, NYC, February 8, 1960
tk.2Mogie (alt. take 2)
tk.7Terrible "T" (alt. take)
tk.1I'm A Fool To Want You (alt. take 1)
** also issued on GNP Crescendo GNPD 2074.

Here's Lee Morgan  (Vee-Jay VJLP 3007)

Lee Morgan (trumpet) Clifford Jordan (tenor saxophone) Wynton Kelly (piano) Paul Chambers (bass) Art Blakey (drums): same session
Bell Sound Studio B, NYC, February 8, 1960
60-1506 tk.3Mogie
60-1505 tk.14Off Spring
60-1504 tk.6Bess
60-1509 tk.11Running Brook
60-1508 tk.8Terrible "T"
60-1507 tk.7I'm A Fool To Want You
** also issued on Vee-Jay VJSR 3007; Affinity (E) AFF 143; Vee-Jay (J) FHCY 1011/12, NVJ2-910.
** part of Mosaic MD6-202.

The Complete Blue Note Recordings Of Art Blakey's 1960 Jazz Messengers  (Mosaic MR10-141)

Lee Morgan (trumpet) Wayne Shorter (tenor saxophone) Bobby Timmons (piano) Jymie Merritt (bass) Art Blakey (drums)
Rudy Van Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs, NJ, March 6, 1960
tk.1It's Only A Paper Moon (alt. take)
same personnel
Rudy Van Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs, NJ, August 7, 1960
tk.3When Your Lover Has Gone
tk.9Sleeping Dancer Sleep On (alt. take)
tk.15Sincerely Diana (alt. take)
same personnel
Rudy Van Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs, NJ, March 14, 1961
tk.6The Witch Doctor (alt. take)
same personnel
Rudy Van Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs, NJ, May 27, 1961
tk.2The Back Sliders (alt. take)
** also issued on Mosaic MD6-141.
** same contents as Blue Note BLP 4029 + BLP 4049 + BLP 4054 + BLP 4055 + BLP 4156 + BLP 4245 + BST 84258 + BST 84347 + 11 bonus tracks.

Art Blakey And The Jazz Messengers - The Big Beat  (Blue Note BLP 4029)

Lee Morgan (trumpet) Wayne Shorter (tenor saxophone) Bobby Timmons (piano) Jymie Merritt (bass) Art Blakey (drums): same personnel
Rudy Van Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs, NJ, March 6, 1960
tk.3It's Only A Paper Moon
tk.7Dat Dere
tk.10The Chess Players
tk.13Lester Left Town
tk.17Sakeena's Vision
tk.22Politely
** also issued on Blue Note BST 84029, CDP 7 46400 2.
** part of Mosaic MR10-141, MD6-141.

Dizzy Reece - Comin' On  (Blue Note 7243 5 22019 2)

Dizzy Reece (trumpet, congas) Stanley Turrentine (tenor saxophone) Bobby Timmons (piano) Jymie Merritt (bass) Art Blakey (drums)
Rudy Van Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs, NJ, April 3, 1960
tk.2The Case Of The Frightened Lover
tk.11The Story Of Love
tk.18Ye Olde Blues
tk.22Tenderly
tk.25/28Achmet

The Art Blakey Jazz Messengers - Drums Ablaze  (Alto AL 720)

Lee Morgan (trumpet) Wayne Shorter (tenor saxophone) Bobby Timmons (piano) Jymie Merritt (bass) Art Blakey (drums)
broadcast, "Birdland", NYC, April 16, 1960
This Here (Dis Yeah)
Dat Dere (Dat There)
same personnel
broadcast, "Birdland", NYC, April 23, 1960
Nelly Bly (April Jamming)
Along Came Betty

The Electric Sticks Of Buddy Rich  (Alto AL 721)

Lee Morgan (trumpet) Wayne Shorter (tenor saxophone) Bobby Timmons (piano) Jymie Merritt (bass) Art Blakey, Buddy Rich (drums)
broadcast, "Birdland", NYC, April 16, 1960
Evidence (Justice)
same personnel
broadcast, "Birdland", NYC, April 23, 1960
A Night In Tunisia

Art Blakey/Charlie Persip/Elvin Jones/"Philly" Joe Jones - Gretsch Drum Night At Birdland  (Roulette R 52049)

Charles Greenlee (trombone) Sylvester "Red" Kyner (alto saxophone) Tommy Flanagan (piano) Ron Carter (bass) Art Blakey, Philly Joe Jones (drums)
"The Jazz Corner Of The World", "Birdland", NYC, April 25, 1960
Wee Dot
Fours
"Philly" Joe Jones' Solo
Art Blakey's Solo / Finale
Now's The Time
"Philly" Joe Jones' Solo
Art Blakey's Solo
Charles Greenlee (trombone) Sylvester "Red" Kyner (alto saxophone) Tommy Flanagan (piano) Ron Carter (bass) Art Blakey, Elvin Jones, Charlie Persip (drums)
El Sino
Fours
Drum Ensemble / Elvin Jones' Solo
Drum Ensemble / Charlie Persip's Solo
Drum Ensemble / Finale
** also issued on Roulette SR 52049.

Art Blakey/Charlie Persip/Elvin Jones/"Philly" Joe Jones - Gretsch Drum Night At Birdland, Vol. 2  (Roulette R 52067)

Charles Greenlee (trombone) Sylvester "Red" Kyner (alto saxophone) Tommy Flanagan (piano) Ron Carter (bass) Art Blakey, Elvin Jones, Charlie Persip (drums): same session
"The Jazz Corner Of The World", "Birdland", NYC, April 25, 1960
A Night In Tunisia: Drum Ensemble
A Night In Tunisia: Elvin Jones' Solo
A Night In Tunisia: Drum Ensemble
A Night In Tunisia: Charlie Persip's Solo
A Night In Tunisia: Elvin Jones' Solo
A Night In Tunisia: Drum Ensemble
** also issued on Roulette SR 52067.

Lee Morgan - Lee-Way  (Blue Note BLP 4034)

Lee Morgan (trumpet) Jackie McLean (alto saxophone) Bobby Timmons (piano) Paul Chambers (bass) Art Blakey (drums)
Rudy Van Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs, NJ, April 28, 1960
tk.6Nakaniti Suite
tk.13These Are Soulful Days
tk.17The Lion And The Wolff
tk.18Midtown Blues
** also issued on Blue Note BST 84034, B1-32089.

Hooray For Art Blakey, Vol. 1  (Session Disc 116)

Lee Morgan (trumpet) Wayne Shorter (tenor saxophone) Bobby Timmons (piano) Jymie Merritt (bass) Art Blakey (drums)
"Birdland", NYC, May 28, 1960
The Chess Players
This Here (Dis Yeah)
same personnel
"Birdland", NYC, June 4, 1960
The Midget (The Midgets)

Lee Morgan - More Birdland Sessions  (Fresh Sound (Sp) FSCD 1029)

Lee Morgan (trumpet) Wayne Shorter (tenor saxophone) Bobby Timmons (piano) Jymie Merritt (bass) Art Blakey (drums): same session
"Birdland", NYC, June 4, 1960
Lester Left Town
Walter Davis Jr. (piano) replaces Timmons
"Birdland", NYC, September 11, 1960
Kozo's Waltz
Sakeena's Vision
Bobby Timmons (piano) replaces Davis Jr.
"Birdland", NYC, October 28, 1960
Noise In The Attic
So Tired
same personnel
"Birdland", NYC, November 5, 1960
It's Only A Paper Moon
This Here

Art Blakey And The Jazz Messengers - Like Someone In Love  (Blue Note BLP 4245)

Lee Morgan (trumpet) Wayne Shorter (tenor saxophone) Bobby Timmons (piano) Jymie Merritt (bass) Art Blakey (drums): same personnel
Rudy Van Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs, NJ, August 7, 1960
tk.7Noise In The Attic
tk.10Sleeping Dancer Sleep On
same personnel
Rudy Van Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs, NJ, August 14, 1960
tk.34Giantis
tk.42Johnny's Blues
tk.48Like Someone In Love
** also issued on Blue Note BST 84245, CDP 7 84245 2.
** part of Mosaic MR10-141, MD6-141.

Art Blakey And The Jazz Messengers - A Night In Tunisia  (Blue Note BLP 4049)

Lee Morgan (trumpet) Wayne Shorter (tenor saxophone) Bobby Timmons (piano) Jymie Merritt (bass) Art Blakey (drums): same personnel
Rudy Van Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs, NJ, August 7, 1960
tk.11Sincerely Diana
tk.27Yama
same personnel
Rudy Van Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs, NJ, August 14, 1960
tk.31Kozo's Waltz
tk.46So Tired
tk.54A Night In Tunisia
** also issued on Blue Note BST 84049, CDP 7 46532 2, CDP 7 84049 2.
** part of Mosaic MR10-141, MD6-141.

Bobby Timmons - Soul Time  (Riverside RLP 334)

Blue Mitchell (trumpet -1/4,6) Bobby Timmons (piano) Sam Jones (bass) Art Blakey (drums)
NYC, August 12 & 17, 1960
1.Soul Time
2.So Tired
3.The Touch Of Your Lips
4.S'posin'
5.Stella B.
6.You Don't Know What Love Is
7.One Mo'
** also issued on Riverside RS 9334; Original Jazz Classics OJCCD 820-2.

Art Blakey And The Jazz Messengers - Meet You At The Jazz Corner Of The World, Vol. 2  (Blue Note BLP 4055)

Lee Morgan (trumpet) Wayne Shorter (tenor saxophone) Bobby Timmons (piano) Jymie Merritt (bass) Art Blakey (drums)
"Birdland", NYC, 2nd set, September 14, 1960
tk.3The Summit
tk.4High Modes
tk.5The Theme
same personnel
"Birdland", NYC, 4th set, September 14, 1960
tk.11(These Are) The Things I Love
same personnel
"Birdland", NYC, 5th set, September 14, 1960
tk.15Night Watch (Eaast Of Brooklyn)
** also issued on Blue Note BST 84055.
** part of Mosaic MR10-141, MD6-141.

Art Blakey And The Jazz Messengers - Meet You At The Jazz Corner Of The World, Vol. 1  (Blue Note BLP 4054)

Lee Morgan (trumpet) Wayne Shorter (tenor saxophone) Bobby Timmons (piano) Jymie Merritt (bass) Art Blakey (drums): same personnel
"Birdland", NYC, 3rd set, September 14, 1960
tk.7What Know
tk.8The Theme
same personnel
"Birdland", NYC, 4th set, September 14, 1960
tk.9The Breeze And I
tk.10The Opener
tk.12'Round Midnight
** also issued on Blue Note BST 84054.
** part of Mosaic MR10-141, MD6-141.

The Complete Vee Jay Lee Morgan - Wayne Shorter Sessions  (Mosaic MD6-202)

Wayne Shorter (tenor saxophone) Cedar Walton (piano) Bob Cranshaw (bass) Art Blakey (drums)
Universal Recording Studios, Chicago, IL, October 11, 1960
tk.2The Ruby And The Pearl (alt. take)
tk.3Mr. Chairman (alt. take)
tk.1Tenderfoot (alt. take)
-The Albatross (alt. take)
-Getting To Know You (alt. take)
** same contents as Vee-Jay VJLP 3007 + VJLP 3013 + VJLP 3015 + VJLP 3029 + VJS 3057 + 43 bonus tracks.

Wayne Shorter - Second Genesis  (Vee-Jay VJS 3057)

Wayne Shorter (tenor saxophone) Cedar Walton (piano) Bob Cranshaw (bass) Art Blakey (drums): same session
Universal Recording Studios, Chicago, IL, October 11, 1960
60-1632 tk.3The Ruby And The Pearl
60-1633 tk.6Pay As You Go
60-1634 tk.3Second Genesis
60-1635 tk.4Mr. Chairman
60-1636 tk.3Tenderfoot
60-1637 tk.2The Albatross
60-1638 tk.4Getting To Know You
60-1639 tk.2I Didn't Know What Time It Was
** also issued on Vee-Jay (J) 22YB-2012; Affinity (E) AFF 114.
** part of Mosaic MD6-202.

Lee Morgan - Expoobident  (Vee-Jay VJLP 3015)

Lee Morgan (trumpet) Clifford Jordan (tenor saxophone -1/4,6,7) Eddie Higgins (piano) Art Davis (bass) Art Blakey (drums)
Universal Recording Studios, Chicago, IL, October 14, 1960
1. 60-1663 tk.5Expoobident
2. 60-1664 tk.4Fire
3. 60-1665 tk.5Just In Time
4. 60-1666 tk.3Triple Track
5. 60-1667Easy Living
6. 60-1668The Hearing
7. 60-1669Lost And Found
** also issued on Vee-Jay VJSR 3015; Affinity (E) AFF 134; Vee-Jay NVJ2-901.
** part of Trip TLX 5003; Mosaic MD6-202.

Lee Morgan - Expoobident  (Vee-Jay NVJ2-901)

Lee Morgan (trumpet) Clifford Jordan (tenor saxophone) Eddie Higgins (piano) Art Davis (bass) Art Blakey (drums)
Universal Recording Studios, Chicago, IL, October 14, 1960
tk.3Expoobident (alt. take)
-Fire (alt. take)
tk.2Just In Time (alt. take)
tk.1Triple Track (alt. take)
** reissue of Vee-Jay VJLP 3015 + 4 bonus tracks.

Hank Mobley - Roll Call  (Blue Note BLP 4058)

Freddie Hubbard (trumpet) Hank Mobley (tenor saxophone) Wynton Kelly (piano) Paul Chambers (bass) Art Blakey (drums)
Rudy Van Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs, NJ, November 13, 1960
tk.7Take Your Pick
tk.18The Breakdown
tk.20My Groove, Your Move
tk.29A Baptist Beat
tk.34Roll Call
tk.35The More I See You
** also issued on Blue Note BST 84058, CDP 7 46823 2.

Hank Mobley - Roll Call  (Blue Note CDP 7 46823 2)

Freddie Hubbard (trumpet) Hank Mobley (tenor saxophone) Wynton Kelly (piano) Paul Chambers (bass) Art Blakey (drums): same session
Rudy Van Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs, NJ, November 13, 1960
tk.31A Baptist Beat (alt. take)
** reissue of Blue Note BLP 4058 + 1 bonus track.

Art Blakey And The Jazz Messengers - Live In Stockholm 1960  (Dragon (Swd) DRLP 137)

Lee Morgan (trumpet) Wayne Shorter (tenor saxophone) Bobby Timmons (piano) Jymie Merritt (bass) Art Blakey (drums)
"Konserthuset", Stockholm, Sweden, December 6, 1960
Blues March
Lester Left Town
The Theme
The Summit
Along Came Betty
A Night In Tunisia
The Theme

Art Blakey's Jazz Messengers - Lausanne 1960, Part 1: Swiss Radio Days Jazz Series, Vol. 2  (TCB (Swi) 02022)

Lee Morgan (trumpet) Wayne Shorter (tenor saxophone) Bobby Timmons (piano) Jymie Merritt (bass) Art Blakey (drums): same personnel
"Theatre De Beaulieu", Lausanne, Switzerland, December 8, 1960
Now's The Time
Lester Left Down
Noise In The Attic
Dat Dere
Kozo's Waltz

Art Blakey's Jazz Messengers - Lausanne 1960, Part 2: Swiss Radio Days Jazz Series, Vol. 6  (TCB (Swi) 02062)

Lee Morgan (trumpet) Wayne Shorter (tenor saxophone) Bobby Timmons (piano) Jymie Merritt (bass) Art Blakey (drums): same session
"Theatre De Beaulieu", Lausanne, Switzerland, December 8, 1960
It's Only A Paper Moon
'Round Midnight
The Summit
A Night In Tunisia
This Here

1961

Art Blakey And The Jazz Messengers - A Day With Art Blakey 1961  (Baybridge (J) 30CP-23/24)

Lee Morgan (trumpet) Wayne Shorter (tenor saxophone) Bobby Timmons (piano) Jymie Merritt (bass) Art Blakey (drums)
"Sankei Hall", Tokyo, Japan, January 2, 1961
The Summit
The Breeze And I
Blues March
Moanin'
It's Only A Paper Moon
Nelly Bly
Dat Dere
'Round Midnight
A Night In Tunisia
The Theme

Art Blakey And The Jazz Messengers - Tokyo 1961  (somethin'else (J) RJ28-5503)

Lee Morgan (trumpet) Wayne Shorter (tenor saxophone) Bobby Timmons (piano) Jymie Merritt (bass) Art Blakey (drums) Nobuo Hara Sharps And Flats (-5,6)
TBS TV Studios, Tokyo, Japan, January 11, 1961
1.A Night In Tunisia
2.The Summit
3.Dat Dere
4.Yama
5.Moanin'
6.Blues March
** also issued on somethin'else (J) CJ32-5503.

Art Blakey And The Jazz Messengers - Pisces  (Blue Note (J) GXF-3060)

Lee Morgan (trumpet) Wayne Shorter (tenor saxophone) Bobby Timmons (piano) Jymie Merritt (bass) Art Blakey (drums)
Rudy Van Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs, NJ, February 12, 1961
tk.8United
tk.15Ping Pong
tk.27Blue Ching
tk.28Pisces
same personnel
Rudy Van Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs, NJ, May 27, 1961
tk.25Uptight
Lee Morgan (trumpet) Curtis Fuller (trombone) Wayne Shorter (tenor saxophone) Cedar Walton (piano) Reggie Workman (bass) Art Blakey (drums)
Rudy Van Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs, NJ, April 15, 1964
tk.7It's A Long Way Down
** also issued on Blue Note (J) GXK-8151.

Art Blakey And The Jazz Messengers - Roots And Herbs  (Blue Note BST 84347)

Lee Morgan (trumpet) Wayne Shorter (tenor saxophone) Bobby Timmons (piano -1/3) Walter Davis Jr. (piano -4,5) Jymie Merritt (bass) Art Blakey (drums)
Rudy Van Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs, NJ, February 18, 1961
1. tk.2Look At The Birdie
2. tk.4Mastermind
3. tk.10Ping Pong
4. tk.18Roots And Herbs
5. tk.26United
Lee Morgan (trumpet) Wayne Shorter (tenor saxophone) Bobby Timmons (piano) Jymie Merritt (bass) Art Blakey (drums)
Rudy Van Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs, NJ, May 27, 1961
tk.4The Back Sliders
** part of Mosaic MR10-141, MD6-141.

Art Blakey And The Jazz Messengers - The Freedom Rider  (Blue Note BLP 4156)

Lee Morgan (trumpet) Wayne Shorter (tenor saxophone) Bobby Timmons (piano) Jymie Merritt (bass) Art Blakey (drums): same personnel
Rudy Van Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs, NJ, February 18, 1961
tk.12Petty Larceny
Lee Morgan (trumpet -2/4) Wayne Shorter (tenor saxophone -2/4) Bobby Timmons (piano -2/4) Jymie Merritt (bass -2/4) Art Blakey (drums)
Rudy Van Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs, NJ, May 27, 1961
1. tk.6The Freedom Rider
2. tk.7Tell It Like It Is
3. tk.13El Toro
4. tk.19Blue Lace
** also issued on Blue Note BST 84156, 7243 8 21287 2.
** part of Mosaic MR10-141, MD6-141.

Art Blakey And The Jazz Messengers - The Witch Doctor  (Blue Note BST 84258)

Lee Morgan (trumpet) Wayne Shorter (tenor saxophone) Bobby Timmons (piano) Jymie Merritt (bass) Art Blakey (drums)
Rudy Van Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs, NJ, March 14, 1961
tk.14Those Who Sit And Wait
tk.21A Little Busy
tk.23Joelle
tk.28Afrique
tk.29Lost And Found
tk.30The Witch Doctor
** part of Mosaic MR10-141, MD6-141.

Art Blakey And The Jazz Messengers Featuring Wayne Shorter En Concert Avec Europe 1  (Trema (F) TR 710373/374)

Lee Morgan (trumpet) Wayne Shorter (tenor saxophone) Bobby Timmons (piano) Jymie Merritt (bass) Art Blakey (drums): same personnel
"L'Olympia", Paris, France, May 13, 1961
The Summit
Yama
Close Your Eyes
Dat Dere
'Round Midnight
So Tired
My Funny Valentine
It's Only A Paper Moon
Noise In The Attic
Mornin'
I Didn't Know What Time It Was
Blues March
A Night In Tunisia

Art Blakey And His Jazz Messengers (Alamode)  (Impulse! A 7)

Lee Morgan (trumpet) Curtis Fuller (trombone) Wayne Shorter (tenor saxophone) Bobby Timmons (piano) Jymie Merritt (bass) Art Blakey (drums)
Rudy Van Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs, NJ, June 13, 1961
Circus
I Hear A Rhapsody
same personnel
Rudy Van Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs, NJ, June 14, 1961
Alamode
Invitation
You Don't Know What Love Is
Gee Baby, Ain't I Good To You
** also issued on Impulse! IMPD 175.

Art Blakey And The Jazz Messengers - Mosaic  (Blue Note BLP 4090)

Freddie Hubbard (trumpet) Curtis Fuller (trombone) Wayne Shorter (tenor saxophone) Cedar Walton (piano) Jymie Merritt (bass) Art Blakey (drums)
Rudy Van Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs, NJ, October 2, 1961
tk.4Children Of The Night
tk.6Mosaic
tk.14Down Under
tk.19Crisis
tk.22Arabia
** also issued on Blue Note BST 84090, CDP 7 46523 2, B1-ST 46523.

Art Blakey And The Jazz Messengers - Buhaina's Delight  (Blue Note BLP 4104)

Freddie Hubbard (trumpet) Curtis Fuller (trombone) Wayne Shorter (tenor saxophone) Cedar Walton (piano) Jymie Merritt (bass) Art Blakey (drums): same personnel
Rudy Van Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs, NJ, November 28, 1961
tk.6Moon River
tk.8Contemplation
same personnel
Rudy Van Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs, NJ, December 18, 1961
tk.1Reincarnation Blues
tk.7Backstage Sally
tk.10Bu's Delight
tk.12Shaky Jake
** also issued on Blue Note BST 84104, CDP 7 84104 2.

Art Blakey And The Jazz Messengers - Buhaina's Delight  (Blue Note CDP 7 84104 2)

Freddie Hubbard (trumpet) Curtis Fuller (trombone) Wayne Shorter (tenor saxophone) Cedar Walton (piano) Jymie Merritt (bass) Art Blakey (drums): same personnel
Rudy Van Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs, NJ, November 28, 1961
tk.4Moon River (alt. take)
tk.15Backstage Sally
tk.36Reincarnation Blues (alt. version)
tk.37Bu's Delight (alt. version)
** reissue of Blue Note BLP 4104 + 4 bonus tracks.

1962

The Complete Blue Note Recordings Of Grant Green With Sonny Clark  (Mosaic MR5-133)

Sonny Clark (piano) Grant Green (guitar) Sam Jones (bass) Art Blakey (drums)
Rudy Van Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs, NJ, January 13, 1962
tk.4Airegin (alt. take)
tk.7Nancy
** also issued on Mosaic MD4-133.
** same contents as Blue Note BST 84432 + LT-1032 + (J) GXF-3058 + (J) GXF-3065 + 8 bonus tracks.

Grant Green - Nigeria  (Blue Note LT-1032)

Sonny Clark (piano) Grant Green (guitar) Sam Jones (bass) Art Blakey (drums): same session
Rudy Van Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs, NJ, January 13, 1962
tk.5Airegin
tk.8I Concentrate On You
tk.12The Things We Did Last Summer
tk.21The Song Is You
tk.24It Ain't Necessarily So
** part of Mosaic MR5-133, MD4-133.

Ike Quebec - Congo Lament  (Blue Note LT-1089)

Bennie Green (trombone) Ike Quebec, Stanley Turrentine (tenor saxophone) Sonny Clark (piano) Milt Hinton (bass) Art Blakey (drums)
Rudy Van Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs, NJ, January 20, 1962
tk.4Congo Lament
tk.12Que's Pill
tk.15See See Rider
tk.22B.G.'s Groove Two
tk.27I.Q. Shuffle

Ike Quebec - Easy Living  (Blue Note CDP 7 46846 2)

Ike Quebec (tenor saxophone) Sonny Clark (piano) Milt Hinton (bass) Art Blakey (drums)
Rudy Van Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs, NJ, January 20, 1962
tk.29I've Got A Crush On You
tk.33Easy Living
tk.35Nancy With The Laughing Face
** originally intended as Blue Note BST 84103.

Art Blakey And The Afro-Drum Ensemble - The African Beat  (Blue Note BLP 4097)

Yusef Lateef (oboe, tenor saxophone, flute, cowbells, thumb piano) Ahmed Abdul-Malik (bass) Art Blakey (drums, timpani, gong, telegraph drums) Montego Joe (Bambara drums, double gong, corboro drums, log drums) James Ola Folami (congas) Chief Bay (congas, telegraph drums, double gong) Curtis Fuller (timpani) Robert Crowder (bata drum, congas) Garvin Masseaux (chekere, African maracas, congas) Solomon Ilori (vocals, penny whistle, talking drum)
Rudy Van Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs, NJ, January 24, 1962
tk.1Prayer By Solomon G. Ilori
tk.2/4Ife L'ayo (There Is Happiness In Love)
tk.10Ero Ti Nr'ojeje
tk.16The Mystery Of Love
tk.17Ayiko Ayiko (Welcome, Welcome My Darling)
tk.25Obirin African (Woman Of Africa)
tk.26Tobi Ilu
** also issued on Blue Note BST 84097.

Art Blakey Jazz Messengers - 3 Blind Mice  (United Artists UAJ 14002)

Freddie Hubbard (trumpet) Curtis Fuller (trombone) Wayne Shorter (tenor saxophone) Cedar Walton (piano) Jymie Merritt (bass) Art Blakey (drums)
"The Renaissance Club", Hollywood, CA, March 18, 1962
tk.1Three Blind Mice
tk.3Up Jumped Spring
tk.6When Lights Are Low
tk.7Blue Moon
tk.9That Old Feeling
tk.10Plexus (Plexis)
** also issued on United Artists UAJS 15002.

Art Blakey Jazz Messengers - 3 Blind Mice, Vol. 1  (Blue Note CDP 7 84451 2)

Freddie Hubbard (trumpet) Curtis Fuller (trombone) Wayne Shorter (tenor saxophone) Cedar Walton (piano) Jymie Merritt (bass) Art Blakey (drums): same session
"The Renaissance Club", Hollywood, CA, March 18, 1962
tk.15Children Of The Night

Hooray For Art Blakey, Vol. 2  (Session Disc 117)

Freddie Hubbard (trumpet) Curtis Fuller (trombone) Wayne Shorter (tenor saxophone) Cedar Walton (piano) Jymie Merritt (bass) Art Blakey (drums): same personnel
"Birdland", NYC, July 21, 1962
Blakey's Dream
Moon River
Blue Moon
Three Blind Mice
Mosaic

Art Blakey Jazz Messengers - Caravan  (Riverside RLP 438)

Freddie Hubbard (trumpet) Curtis Fuller (trombone) Wayne Shorter (tenor saxophone) Cedar Walton (piano) Reggie Workman (bass) Art Blakey (drums)
Plaza Sound Studios, NYC, October 23 & 24, 1962
Caravan
Sweet 'N' Sour
In The Wee Small Hours Of The Morning
This Is For Albert
Skylark
Thermo
** also issued on Riverside RS 9438; Original Jazz Classics OJC 038, OJCCD 038-2.

Art Blakey Jazz Messengers - Caravan  (Original Jazz Classics OJCCD 038-2)

Freddie Hubbard (trumpet) Curtis Fuller (trombone) Wayne Shorter (tenor saxophone) Cedar Walton (piano) Reggie Workman (bass) Art Blakey (drums): same session
Plaza Sound Studios, NYC, October 23 & 24, 1962
Sweet 'N' Sour (take 4)
Thermo (take 2)
** reissue of Riverside RLP 438 + 2 bonus tracks.

Art Blakey/Freddie Hubbard/Horace Silver/Max Roach - Europa Jazz  (Europa Jazz (It) EJ 1035)

Freddie Hubbard (trumpet) Curtis Fuller (trombone) Wayne Shorter (tenor saxophone) Cedar Walton (piano) Reggie Workman (bass) Art Blakey (drums): same personnel
NYC, 1962
Children (Children Of The Night)

1963

Art Blakey's Jazz Messengers At Birdland - Ugetsu  (Riverside RLP 464)

Freddie Hubbard (trumpet) Curtis Fuller (trombone) Wayne Shorter (tenor saxophone) Cedar Walton (piano) Reggie Workman (bass) Art Blakey (drums)
"Birdland", NYC, June 16, 1963
One By One
Ugetsu
Time Off
Ping Pong
I Didn't Know What Time It Was
On The Ginza
** also issued on Riverside RS 9464, RS 3022; Original Jazz Classics OJC 090, OJCCD 090-2.
** part of Milestone M 47008.

Art Blakey's Jazz Messengers At Birdland - Ugetsu  (Original Jazz Classics OJCCD 090-2)

Freddie Hubbard (trumpet) Curtis Fuller (trombone) Wayne Shorter (tenor saxophone) Cedar Walton (piano) Reggie Workman (bass) Art Blakey (drums): same session
"Birdland", NYC, June 16, 1963
Eva
The High Priest
** reissue of Riverside RLP 464 + 3 bonus tracks.

Art Blakey/Max Roach/Elvin Jones/Philly Joe Jones - The Big Beat  (Milestone M 47016)

Freddie Hubbard (trumpet) Curtis Fuller (trombone) Wayne Shorter (tenor saxophone) Cedar Walton (piano) Reggie Workman (bass) Art Blakey (drums): same session
"Birdland", NYC, June 16, 1963
The Theme

Art Blakey - A Jazz Message  (Impulse! A 45)

Sonny Stitt (alto,tenor saxophone) McCoy Tyner (piano) Art Davis (bass) Art Blakey (drums)
Rudy Van Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs, NJ, September 5, 1963
11625Just Knock On My Door
11626Sunday
11627Cafe
11628Blues Back
11629The Song Is You
11631Summertime
** also issued on Impulse! 314 547 964-2.

Art Blakey And The Jazz Messengers - Golden Boy  (Colpix CP 478)

Freddie Hubbard, Lee Morgan (trumpet) Curtis Fuller (trombone) Julius Watkins (French horn) Bill Barber (tuba) James Spaulding (alto saxophone) Wayne Shorter (tenor saxophone) Charles Davis (baritone saxophone) Cedar Walton (piano) Reggie Workman (bass) Art Blakey (drums)
NYC, 1963
Theme From "The Golden Boy"
Yes I Can, No You Can't
Lorna's Tune
This Is The Life
There's A Party
I Want To Be With You
** also issued on Colpix SCP 478.

1964

Art Blakey And The Jazz Messengers - Free For All  (Blue Note BLP 4170)

Freddie Hubbard (trumpet) Curtis Fuller (trombone) Wayne Shorter (tenor saxophone) Cedar Walton (piano) Reggie Workman (bass) Art Blakey (drums)
Rudy Van Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs, NJ, February 10, 1964
1296 tk.3The Core
1295 tk.5Hammer Head
1298 tk.15Pensativa
1297 tk.16Free For All
** also issued on Blue Note BST 84170, CDP 7 84170 2.

Art Blakey And The Jazz Messengers - Kyoto  (Riverside RLP 493)

Freddie Hubbard (trumpet) Curtis Fuller (trombone) Wayne Shorter (tenor saxophone) Cedar Walton (piano) Reggie Workman (bass) Art Blakey (drums) Wellington Blakey (vocals -5)
NYC, February 20, 1964
1.Kyoto
2.The High Priest
3.Never, Never Land
4.Nihon Bashi
5.Wellington's Blues
** also issued on Riverside RS 9493; Original Jazz Classics OJC 145, OJCCD 145-2.

Art Blakey And The Jazz Messengers - Indestructible  (Blue Note BLP 4193)

Lee Morgan (trumpet) Curtis Fuller (trombone) Wayne Shorter (tenor saxophone) Cedar Walton (piano) Reggie Workman (bass) Art Blakey (drums)
Rudy Van Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs, NJ, April 24, 1964
tk.3When Love Is New
same personnel
Rudy Van Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs, NJ, May 15, 1964
1350 tk.3Sortie
1352 tk.19Mr. Jin
1353 tk.27Calling Miss Khadija
1354 tk.33The Egyptian
** also issued on Blue Note BST 84193, CDP 7 46429 2.

Lee Morgan - Tom Cat  (Blue Note LT-1058)

Lee Morgan (trumpet) Curtis Fuller (trombone) Jackie McLean (alto saxophone) McCoy Tyner (piano) Bob Cranshaw (bass) Art Blakey (drums)
Rudy Van Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs, NJ, August 11, 1964
tk.7Exotique
tk.8Tom Cat
tk.14Twice Around
tk.29Rigormortis (Riggormortes)
tk.35Twilight Mist
** also issued on Blue Note CDP 7 84446 2.

Art Blakey And The Jazz Messengers - 'S Make It  (Limelight LM 82001)

Lee Morgan (trumpet) Curtis Fuller (trombone) John Gilmore (tenor saxophone) John Hicks (piano) Victor Sproles (bass) Art Blakey (drums)
Radio Recorders, Hollywood, CA, November 14, 16 & 25, 1964
31704Waltz For Ruth
31705'S Make It
31706Lament For Stacey
31707Faith
31708Little Hughie
31709Olympia
31710One For Gamal
** also issued on Limelight LS 86001.

Leonard Feather's Encyclopedia Of Jazz: Jazz Of The '60s, Vol. 2: Blues Bag  (Vee-Jay VJLP 2506)

Freddy Hill (trumpet -1,3/6) Lee Morgan (trumpet -2,7) Curtis Fuller (trombone) Buddy DeFranco (clarinet, bass clarinet) Victor Feldman (piano, vibraphone) Victor Sproles (bass) Art Blakey (drums)
Hollywood, CA, December 1 & 3, 1964
1.Blues Bag
2.Rain Dance
3.Straight, No Chaser
4.Cousin Mary
5.Blues Connotation
6.Kush
7.Twelve Tone Blues
** also issued on Vee-Jay VJLPS 2506, (J) 22YB-2026. Affinity (E) AFF 55 entitled "Art Blakey/Buddy DeFranco - Blues Bag".

Various Artists - I/We Had A Ball  (Limelight LM 82002)

Nat Adderley, Dizzy Gillespie, Freddie Hubbard, Jimmy Maxwell, Joe Newman, Jimmy Nottingham (trumpet) Curtis Fuller, J.J. Johnson, Melba Liston, Kai Winding (trombone) Jerry Dodgion, Phil Woods (alto saxophone) Roland Kirk, Lucky Thompson (tenor saxophone) James Moody (tenor,alto saxophone, flute) Benny Golson (tenor saxophone, arranger -2,3) Pepper Adams (baritone saxophone) Milt Jackson (vibraphone) Bobby Scott (piano) Bob Cranshaw (bass) Art Blakey (drums) Quincy Jones (conductor) Billy Byers (arranger -1)
NYC, December 20, 1964
1. 34247I Had A Ball
2. 34248Almost
3. 34249Addie's At It Again
** also issued on Limelight LS 86002.

1965

Art Blakey And The Jazz Messengers - Soulfinger  (Limelight LM 82018)

Lucky Thompson (soprano saxophone) John Hicks (piano) Victor Sproles (bass) Art Blakey (drums)
NYC, April 21, 1965
31781Spot Session
Freddie Hubbard, Lee Morgan (trumpet) Gary Bartz (alto saxophone) John Hicks (piano) Victor Sproles (bass) Art Blakey (drums)
NYC, May 12, 1965
36220Buh's Bossa
36221Soulfinger
same personnel
NYC, May 13, 1965
36222Freedom Monday
36223The Hub
36224A Quiet Thing
** also issued on Limelight LS 86018; Universal (J) UCCM 9128.

Art Blakey And The Jazz Messengers - Hold On, I'm Coming  (Limelight LM 82038)

Freddie Hubbard, Lee Morgan (trumpet) Gary Bartz (alto saxophone) John Hicks (piano) Victor Sproles (bass) Art Blakey (drums): same personnel
NYC, May 12, 1965
36219Slowly But Surely
Chuck Mangione (trumpet) Garnett Brown (trombone) Melba Liston (trombone, arranger -1/3) Tom McIntosh (trombone, arranger -4/10) Frank Mitchell (tenor saxophone) Malcolm Bass (organ) Grant Green (guitar) Reggie Johnson (bass) Art Blakey (drums) Johnny Rodriguez (congas)
NYC, May 27, 1966
1. 38108She Blew A Good Thing
2. 38109Day Dream
3. 38110Mame
4. 38111Got My Mojo Working
5. 38112Secret Agent Man
6. 38113Monday, Monday
7. 38114I Can't Grow Peaches On A Cherry Tree
8. 38115Walking My Cat Named Dog
9. 38116Hold On, I'm Coming
10. 38117Sakeena
** also issued on Limelight LS 86038, (J) PHCE 6001.

Sonny Rollins Quintet In Europe  (Unique Jazz UJ 29)

Sonny Rollins (tenor saxophone) Milt Jackson (vibraphone) Kenny Drew (piano) Percy Heath (bass) Art Blakey (drums)
broadcast, Berlin, West Germany, October 30, 1965
Oleo
Sonny's Blues

1966

Art Blakey And The Jazz Messengers - Buttercorn Lady  (Limelight LM 82034)

Chuck Mangione (trumpet) Frank Mitchell (tenor saxophone) Keith Jarrett (piano) Reggie Johnson (bass) Art Blakey (drums)
"The Lighthouse", Hermosa Beach, CA, January 1 & 9, 1966
35931Buttercorn Lady
35932Recuerdo
35933The Theme
35934Between Races
35935My Romance
35936Secret Love
** also issued on Limelight LS 86034; Universal (J) UCCM 9130.

1968

Art Blakey And The Jazz Messengers - Live!  (Trip TLX 5034)

Bill Hardman (trumpet) Julian Priester (trombone) Billy Harper (tenor saxophone) Ronnie Matthews (piano) Lawrence Evans (bass) Art Blakey (drums)
"Slug's Saloon", NYC, August, 1968
New World
Angel Eyes
Slide, No. 2
The Theme

Art Blakey - Moanin'  (Laserlight 17127)

Bill Hardman (trumpet) Julian Priester (trombone) Billy Harper (tenor saxophone) Ronnie Matthews (piano) Lawrence Evans (bass) Art Blakey (drums): same personnel
live in Continental or NYC, November 6, 1968
Slide's Delight
You Don't Know What Love Is
Blues For Eros
Moanin'
Blue Moon
Theme Song
** also issued on LRC Ltd. CDC 9052.

1969 (age 50)

Art Blakey Jazz Messengers - Mellow Blues  (Moon (It) MCD 032-2)

Woody Shaw (trumpet) Carlos Garnett (tenor saxophone) George Cables (piano) Scott Holt (bass) Art Blakey (drums)
New Jersey, April 15, 1969
A Night In Tunisia
Original Theme

Stars Of Bop - Tour De Force  (Moon (It) MLP 006-1)

Dizzy Gillespie (trumpet) Kai Winding (trombone) Sonny Stitt (alto,tenor saxophone) Thelonious Monk (piano) Alex Cafa (guitar) Al McKibbon (bass) Art Blakey (drums)
Paris, France, 1969
Woody'n You
Groovin' High
Don't Blame Me
I Can't Get Started
Lover Man
Cush
** also issued on Moon (It) MCD 006-2.

1970

Art Blakey And The Jazz Messengers - Jazz Messengers '70  (Catalyst CAT 7902)

Bill Hardman (trumpet) Carlos Garnett (tenor saxophone) Joanne Brackeen (piano) Jan Arnet (bass) Art Blakey (drums)
Tokyo, Japan, February 19, 1970
Moanin'
Blues March
Whisper Not
What The World Needs Now Is Peace And Love
It's Only A Paper Moon
Politely
A Night In Tunisia

1971

Giants Of Jazz - Bop Fathers, Vol. 1  (Lotus (It) ORL 8252)

Dizzy Gillespie (trumpet, piano) Kai Winding (trombone) Sonny Stitt (alto,tenor saxophone) Thelonious Monk (piano) Al McKibbon (bass) Art Blakey (drums)
"T.N.P.", Paris, France, October 22, 1971
I Mean You
'Round Midnight
Tour De Force
Tin Tin Deo

Giants Of Jazz In Berlin '71  (EmArcy (J) EJD 3018)

Dizzy Gillespie (trumpet, piano) Kai Winding (trombone) Sonny Stitt (alto,tenor saxophone) Thelonious Monk (piano) Al McKibbon (bass) Art Blakey (drums): same personnel
"Philharmonie", Berlin, West Germany, November 5, 1971
Blue 'N' Boogie
'Round Midnight
Tour De Force
Lover Man
Tin Tin Deo
Everything Happens To Me
A Night In Tunisia

Giants Of Jazz  (Concord Jazz GW 3004)

Dizzy Gillespie (trumpet, piano) Kai Winding (trombone) Sonny Stitt (alto,tenor saxophone) Thelonious Monk (piano) Al McKibbon (bass) Art Blakey (drums): same personnel
Berne or Zurich, Switzerland, November 12, 1971
Straight, No Chaser
Thelonious
Epistrophy
Don't Blame Me
I'll Wait For You
Sweet And Lovely

The Giants Of Jazz  (Atlantic SD 2-905)

Dizzy Gillespie (trumpet, piano) Kai Winding (trombone) Sonny Stitt (alto,tenor saxophone) Thelonious Monk (piano) Al McKibbon (bass) Art Blakey (drums): same personnel
"Victoria Theatre", London, England, 1st concert, November 14, 1971
24075Tin Tin Deo
24077Woody'n You
24080A Night In Tunisia
same personnel
"Victoria Theatre", London, England, 2nd concert, November 14, 1971
24081Blue 'N' Boogie
24082'Round Midnight
24083Tour De Force
24084Lover Man (Dizzy's Rap)
24086Allen's Alley (The Bebop Tune)
24088Everything Happens To Me
24089Blue Monk
24090A Night In Tunisia

Thelonious Monk - Something In Blue  (Black Lion (E) BL 152)

Thelonious Monk (piano) Al McKibbon (bass) Art Blakey (drums)
Chappell Studios, London, England, November 15, 1971
Evidence (take 2)
Criss Cross
Nutty (take 2)
Hackensack (take 2)
** also issued on Black Lion (E) BLP 30119.

Thelonious Monk - The Man I Love  (Black Lion (E) BL 197)

Thelonious Monk (piano) Al McKibbon (bass) Art Blakey (drums): same session
Chappell Studios, London, England, November 15, 1971
Misterioso
Crepuscule With Nellie (take 4)
I Mean You
Ruby, My Dear
** also issued on Black Lion (E) BLP 30141.

Thelonious Monk - The London Collection: Volume Three  (Black Lion (G) BLCD 760142)

Thelonious Monk (piano) Al McKibbon (bass) Art Blakey (drums): same session
Chappell Studios, London, England, November 15, 1971
Crepuscule With Nellie (take 3)
Nutty (take 1)
Introspection (take 3)
** part of Black Lion (G) BLCD 76012.

The Complete Black Lion And Vogue Recordings Of Thelonious Monk  (Mosaic MR4-112)

Thelonious Monk (piano) Al McKibbon (bass) Art Blakey (drums): same session
Chappell Studios, London, England, November 15, 1971
Hackensack (take 1)
Evidence (take 1)
Introspection (take 2)
** also issued on Mosaic MD3-112.

1972

Art Blakey And The Jazz Messengers - Child's Dance  (Prestige P 10047)

Ramon Morris (flute) Buddy Terry (soprano saxophone) John Hicks (electric piano) Mickey Bass, Stanley Clarke (bass) Art Blakey (drums) Emanuel Rahim (congas) Nathaniel Bettis, Richie "Pablo" Landrum, Sonny Morgan (percussion)
NYC, May 23, 1972
Song For A Lonely Woman
Woody Shaw (trumpet) Manny Boyd (flute -2) Ramon Morris (tenor saxophone -1,2) George Cables (piano, electric piano) Stanley Clarke (bass) Art Blakey (drums) Ray Mantilla (congas -1,2)
NYC, July 28, 1972
1.C.C.
2.Child's Dance
3.I Can't Get Started

Various Artists - Newport In New York '72: The Jam Sessions, Vol. 3&4  (Cobblestone CST 9026-2)

Howard McGhee, Clark Terry (trumpet) Dexter Gordon, Sonny Stitt (tenor saxophone) Gary Burton (vibraphone) George Duke (piano) Jimmy Smith (organ) Al McKibbon (bass) Art Blakey (drums)
Radio City Music Hall, NYC, July 6, 1972
25541Blue 'N' Boogie
** part of Cobblestone CST 9032-6.

Art Blakey And His Jazz Messengers - Art's Break!  (Lotus (It) ORL 8250)

Bill Hardman (trumpet) David Schnitter (tenor saxophone) Mickey Tucker (piano) Cameron Brown (bass) Art Blakey (drums)
Oslo, Norway & Tunis, Tunisia, 1972
Bird Like
Whisper Not
Blues March
Perception
** also issued on Ninety-One Vintage (J) CRCJ 10006 entitled "Art Blakey And Jazz Messengers - Art's Break!".

1973

Art Blakey And The Jazz Messengers - Anthenagin  (Prestige P 10076)

Woody Shaw (trumpet) Carter Jefferson (tenor,soprano saxophone) Cedar Walton (piano, electric piano) Mickey Bass (bass) Art Blakey (drums) Tony Waters (congas)
Fantasy Studios, Berkeley, CA, March 26-27, 1973
I'm Not So Sure
Anthenagin
Without A Song
add Steve Turre (trombone) Michael Howell (guitar)
Fantasy Studios, Berkeley, CA, March 27-29, 1973
Love: For The One You Can't Have
Fantasy In D
Along Came Betty

Art Blakey And The Jazz Messengers - Buhaina  (Prestige P 10067)

Woody Shaw (trumpet) Carter Jefferson (tenor,soprano saxophone) Cedar Walton (piano, electric piano) Mickey Bass (bass) Art Blakey (drums) Tony Waters (congas)
Fantasy Studios, Berkeley, CA, March 26, 1973
Gertrude's Bounce
Woody Shaw (trumpet) Steve Turre (trombone) Carter Jefferson (tenor,soprano saxophone) Cedar Walton (piano, electric piano) Michael Howell (guitar) Mickey Bass (bass) Art Blakey (drums) Tony Waters (congas) Jon Hendricks (vocals -5)
Fantasy Studios, Berkeley, CA, March 27-29, 1973
1.Moanin'
2.A Chant For Bu
3.One For Trane
4.Mission Eternal
5.Along Came Betty

1975

Sonny Stitt With Art Blakey And The Jazz Messengers - In Walked Sonny  (Sonet (E) SNTF 691)

Bill Hardman (trumpet) Dave Schnitter (tenor saxophone) Sonny Stitt (tenor,alto saxophone) Walter Davis Jr. (piano) Yoshio Suzuki as Chin Suzuki (bass) Art Blakey (drums)
CI Recording Studios, NYC, May 16, 1975
Blues March
It Might As Well Be Spring
Birdlike
I Can't Get Started
Ronnie's A Dynamite Lady
In Walked Sonny
** also issued on Sonet (E) SNTCD 691.

Sonny Stitt With Art Blakey And The Jazz Messengers - In Walked Sonny  (Sonet (E) SNTCD 691)

Bill Hardman (trumpet) Dave Schnitter (tenor saxophone) Sonny Stitt (tenor,alto saxophone) Walter Davis Jr. (piano) Yoshio Suzuki as Chin Suzuki (bass) Art Blakey (drums): same session
CI Recording Studios, NYC, May 16, 1975
Birdlike (alt. take)
Ronnie's A Dynamite Lady (alt. take)
** reissue of Sonet (E) SNTF 691 + 2 bonus tracks.

1976

Art Blakey And The Jazz Messengers - Backgammon  (Roulette SR 5003)

Bill Hardman (trumpet) Ladji Camara (flute, vocals -7) David Schnitter (tenor saxophone) Al Dailey (piano) Yoshio Suzuki as Chin Suzuki (bass) Art Blakey (drums)
NYC, March 15 & 16, 1976
1.Uranus
2.Whisper Not
3.Backgammon
4.Blues March
5.Georgia On My Mind
6.Third World Blues
7.Namfulay
8.I Can't Get Started

Various Artists - Jazz Na Koncertnom Podiju, Vol. 2  (Jugoton (Yu) LSY 61417)

Bill Hardman (trumpet) David Schnitter (tenor saxophone) Mickey Tucker (piano) Chris Amberger (bass) Art Blakey (drums)
"Ljubljana Jazz Festival", Ljubljana, Yugoslavia, June 19, 1976
Blues March, No. 1

Various Artists - It Happened In Pescara 1969-1989  (Philology (It) W 100/101)

Bill Hardman (trumpet) David Schnitter (tenor saxophone) Mickey Tucker (piano) Carl Amberger (bass) Art Blakey (drums)
"Festival Di Pescara", Pescara, Italy, July 9, 1976
I Get A Kick Out Of You

1977

Art Blakey And The Jazz Messengers - Gypsy Folk Tales  (Roulette SR 5008)

Valery Ponomarev (trumpet) Bobby Watson (alto saxophone) David Schnitter (tenor saxophone) Walter Davis Jr. (piano) Dennis Irwin (bass) Art Blakey (drums)
Sound Ideas Studio A, NYC, February 14-17 & 28, March 1, 1977
Jodi
Cami
Miwako
Gypsy Folk Tales
Time Will Tell
Ronnie's A Dynamite Lady
Hawkman
Malibu

Art Blakey And Jazz Messengers - Heat Wave  (Meldac Jazz (J) MECJ-30010)

Valery Ponomarev (trumpet) Bobby Watson (alto saxophone) David Schnitter (tenor saxophone) George Cables (piano) Dennis Irwin (bass) Art Blakey (drums)
NYC, June, 1977
Moanin'
Jody
Along Came Betty
Autumn Leaves
Blues March
'Round Midnight

Art Blakey And The Jazz Messengers - In My Prime, Vol. 1  (Timeless (Du) SJP 114)

Valery Ponomarev (trumpet) Curtis Fuller (trombone) Bobby Watson (alto saxophone) David Schnitter (tenor saxophone) James Williams (piano) Dennis Irwin (bass) Art Blakey (drums) Ray Mantilla (percussion)
CI Recording Studios, NYC, December 29, 1977
Jodie
Not So Far At All
1978
To See Her Face
Kamal
** also issued on Timeless (Du) CDSJP 114, (J) RJ 6044.

Art Blakey And The Jazz Messengers - In My Prime, Vol. 2  (Timeless (Du) SJP 118)

Valery Ponomarev (trumpet) Curtis Fuller (trombone) Bobby Watson (alto saxophone) David Schnitter (tenor saxophone) James Williams (piano) Dennis Irwin (bass) Art Blakey (drums) Ray Mantilla (percussion): same personnel
CI Recording Studios, NYC, December 30, 1977
Hawkman
People Who Laugh
Time Will Tell
Ronnie's A Dynamite Lady
** also issued on Timeless (Du) CDSJP 118, (J) RJ 6045.

Art Blakey And The Jazz Messengers - In My Prime, Vol. 2  (Timeless (J) RJ 6045)

Valery Ponomarev (trumpet) Curtis Fuller (trombone) Bobby Watson (alto saxophone) David Schnitter (tenor saxophone) James Williams (piano) Dennis Irwin (bass) Art Blakey (drums) Ray Mantilla (percussion): same session
CI Recording Studios, NYC, December 30, 1977
Lift Every Voice And Sing
Free For All
** reissue of Timeless (Du) SJP 118 + 2 bonus tracks.

1978

Art Blakey And The Jazz Messengers - In This Korner  (Concord Jazz CJ 68)

Valery Ponomarev (trumpet) Bobby Watson (alto saxophone) David Schnitter (tenor saxophone) James Williams (piano) Dennis Irwin (bass) Art Blakey (drums)
"Keystone Korner", San Francisco, CA, May 8, 1978
Art Blakey Intro
Pamela
Unlimited
In This Korner
The Song Is You
Dark Side, Light Side
Blues For Two
** also issued on Concord Jazz CCD 4068-2.

Art Blakey And The Jazz Messengers - In This Korner  (Concord Jazz CCD 4068-2)

Valery Ponomarev (trumpet) Bobby Watson (alto saxophone) David Schnitter (tenor saxophone) James Williams (piano) Dennis Irwin (bass) Art Blakey (drums): same session
"Keystone Korner", San Francisco, CA, May 8, 1978
1977 A.D.
** reissue of Concord Jazz CJ 68 + 1 bonus track.

Art Blakey And The Jazz Messengers - Reflections In Blue  (Timeless (Du) SJP 128)

Valery Ponomarev (trumpet) Bobby Watson (alto saxophone) David Schnitter (tenor saxophone) James Williams (piano) Dennis Irwin (bass) Art Blakey (drums): same personnel
Fendal Sound Studio, Loenan Aan De Vecht, Holland, December 4, 1978
Reflections In Blue
E.T.A.
Say Dr. "J"
Mishima
Ballad Medley: My Foolish Heart / My One And Only Love / Chelsea Bridge / In A Sentimental Mood
Stretching
** also issued on Timeless (Du) CDSJP 128.

1979 (age 60)

Art Blakey And The Jazz Messengers - Night In Tunisia: Digital Recording  (Philips (Du) 6385 943)

Valery Ponomarev (trumpet) Bobby Watson (alto saxophone) David Schnitter (tenor saxophone) James Williams (piano) Dennis Irwin (bass) Art Blakey (drums)
Nihon Victor Studios, Tokyo, Japan, February 12, 1979
A Night In Tunisia
Moanin'
Blues March

Art Blakey's Jazz Messengers - One By One  (Palcoscenico (It) PAL 15005)

Valery Ponomarev (trumpet) Bobby Watson (alto saxophone) David Schnitter (tenor saxophone) James Williams (piano) Dennis Irwin (bass) Art Blakey (drums): same personnel
Milan, Italy, November 4, 1979
Rhapsody In Blue
Summertime
It Ain't Necessarily So
Someone To Watch Over Me
The Man I Love
The Song Is You
One By One
Moanin'

1980

Art Blakey's Jazz Messengers - Jazzbuhne Berlin '80, Vol. 9  (Repertoire (G) RR 4909-WZ)

Valery Ponomarev (trumpet) Bobby Watson (alto saxophone) Billy Pierce (tenor saxophone) James Williams (piano) Charles Fambrough (bass) Art Blakey (drums)
Volksbuhne, East Berlin, East Germany, May 3, 1980
Announcement
Lift Every Voice And Sing / Gipsy Folk Tales
One By One
Gershwin Medley: Rhapsody In Blue / Summertime / Someone To Watch Over Me / It Ain't Necessarily So / The Man I Love
Blues March
I Remember Clifford
Theme Song

Art Blakey And The Jazz Messengers - Live At Montreux And Northsea  (Timeless (Du) SJP 150)

Wynton Marsalis, Valery Ponomarev (trumpet) Robin Eubanks (trombone) Bobby Watson (alto saxophone) Branford Marsalis (alto,baritone saxophone) Billy Pierce (tenor saxophone) James Williams (piano) Charles Fambrough (bass) Art Blakey, John Ramsey (drums): add Wynton Marsalis (trumpet) Robin Eubanks (trombone) Branford Marsalis (alto,baritone saxophone) John Ramsey (drums)
"North Sea Jazz Festival", The Hague, Holland, July 13, 1980
Minor Thesis
same personnel
"Montreux Jazz Festival", "Casino De Montreux", Switzerland, July 17, 1980
A Wheel Within A Wheel
Bit A Bittadose
Stairway To The Stars
Linwood
** also issued on Timeless (Du) CDSJP 150.

Dexter Gordon - Gotham City  (Columbia JC 36853)

Dexter Gordon (tenor saxophone) Cedar Walton (piano) George Benson (guitar) Percy Heath (bass) Art Blakey (drums)
Rudy Van Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs, NJ, August 11, 1980
Hi-Fly
Gotham City
Woody Shaw (trumpet -1) Dexter Gordon (tenor saxophone) Cedar Walton (piano) Percy Heath (bass) Art Blakey (drums)
Rudy Van Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs, NJ, August 12, 1980
1.The Blues Walk
2.A Nightingale Sang In Berkeley Square

Art Blakey And The Jazz Messengers Featuring Wynton Marsalis '80, Vol. 1  (Break Time (J) BRJ-4039)

Wynton Marsalis (trumpet) Bobby Watson (alto saxophone) Billy Pierce (tenor saxophone) James Williams (piano) Charles Fambrough (bass) Art Blakey (drums)
"Bubba's Jazz Restaurant", Fort Lauderdale, FL, October 11, 1980
Angel Eyes
Bitter Dose
A Wheel Within A Wheel
Gipsy
Moanin'
Au Privave
Free For All

Art Blakey And The Jazz Messengers Featuring Wynton Marsalis '80, Vol. 2  (Break Time (J) BRJ-4040)

Wynton Marsalis (trumpet) Bobby Watson (alto saxophone) Billy Pierce (tenor saxophone) James Williams (piano) Charles Fambrough (bass) Art Blakey (drums): same session
"Bubba's Jazz Restaurant", Fort Lauderdale, FL, October 11, 1980
One By One
My Funny Valentine
'Round Midnight
Eta
Time Will Tell
Soulful Mister Timmons
Blakey's Theme

Wynton Marsalis - First Recordings  (Kingdom Jazz Gate 7013)

Wynton Marsalis (trumpet) Bobby Watson (alto saxophone) Billy Pierce (tenor saxophone) Ellis Marsalis (piano) Charles Fambrough (bass) Art Blakey (drums)
"Bubba's Jazz Restaurant", Fort Lauderdale, FL, October 11, 1980
Jody

1981

Art Blakey In Sweden  (Amigo (Swd) AMPL 839)

Wynton Marsalis (trumpet) Bobby Watson (alto saxophone) Billy Pierce (tenor saxophone) James Williams (piano) Charles Fambrough (bass) Art Blakey (drums)
Stockholm, Sweden, March 9, 1981
Webb City
How Deep Is The Ocean
Skylark
Gipsy Folk Tales

Art Blakey And The Jazz Messengers - Album Of The Year  (Timeless (Du) SJP 155)

Wynton Marsalis (trumpet) Bobby Watson (alto saxophone) Billy Pierce (tenor saxophone) James Williams (piano) Charles Fambrough (bass) Art Blakey (drums): same personnel
Paris, France, April 12, 1981
Cheryl
Ms. B.C.
In Case You Missed It
Little Man
Witch Hunt
Soulful Mister Timmons
** also issued on Timeless (Du) CDSJP 155.

Art Blakey And The Jazz Messengers - Straight Ahead  (Concord Jazz CJ 168)

Wynton Marsalis (trumpet) Bobby Watson (alto saxophone) Billy Pierce (tenor saxophone) James Williams (piano) Charles Fambrough (bass) Art Blakey (drums): same personnel
"Keystone Korner", San Francisco, CA, June, 1981
Falling In Love With Love
My Romance
Webb City
How Deep Is The Ocean
E.T.A.
The Theme
** also issued on Concord Jazz CCD 4168-2.

Aurex Jazz Festival '81 - Allstar Jam Session  (Eastworld (J) EWJ 80208)

Freddie Hubbard (trumpet) Bob Brookmeyer (valve trombone) Stan Getz (tenor saxophone) Gerry Mulligan (baritone saxophone) Milt Jackson (vibraphone) Roland Hanna (piano) Ray Brown (bass) Art Blakey (drums)
"Aurex Jazz Festival", "Osaka Festival Hall", Osaka, Japan, September 2, 1981
Crisis
What Am I Here For
The Girl From Ipanema
same personnel
"Aurex Jazz Festival", "Nippon Budokan", Tokyo, Japan, September 3, 1981
Bernie's Tune
Take The "A" Train / Caravan / Things Ain't What They Used To Be
A Night In Tunisia
Bag's Groove
same personnel
"Aurex Jazz Festival", "Yokohama Stadium", Yokohama, Japan, September 6, 1981
Song For Strayhorn
Time For The Dancers
** also issued on somethin'else (J) TOCJ-8016.

Aurex Jazz Festival '81 - Live Special  (Eastworld (J) EWJ 80254)

Freddie Hubbard (trumpet) Bob Brookmeyer (valve trombone) Stan Getz (tenor saxophone) Gerry Mulligan (baritone saxophone) Milt Jackson (vibraphone) Roland Hanna (piano) Ray Brown (bass) Art Blakey (drums): same personnel
"Aurex Jazz Festival", Japan, September, 1981
Walkin' Shoes
Woody'n You

George Kawaguchi/Art Blakey - Killer Joe  (Union Jazz (J) 30CH-39)

Wallace Roney (trumpet) Slide Hampton (trombone) Branford Marsalis (alto,tenor saxophone) Donald Brown (piano) Charles Fambrough (bass) Art Blakey, George Kawaguchi (drums) Raiji Kawaguchi (percussion -2)
Columbia Studio B, NYC, December 4, 1981
1.Killer Joe
2.A Night In Tunisia
3.Well, You Needn't
4.Tin Tin Deo
5.Big Apple Jump

1982

Art Blakey And The Jazz Messengers - Keystone 3  (Concord Jazz CJ 196)

Wynton Marsalis (trumpet) Branford Marsalis (alto saxophone) Billy Pierce (tenor saxophone) Donald Brown (piano) Charles Fambrough (bass) Art Blakey (drums)
"Keystone Korner", San Francisco, CA, January, 1982
In Walked Bud
In A Sentimental Mood
Fuller Love
Waterfalls
A La Mode
** also issued on Concord Jazz CCD 4196-2.

Art Blakey And The All Star Jazz Messengers  (RCA (F) PL 45365)

Freddie Hubbard (trumpet, flugelhorn) Curtis Fuller (trombone) Benny Golson (tenor saxophone) Cedar Walton (piano) Buster Williams (bass) Art Blakey (drums)
NYC, April 11, 1982
Moanin'
City Bound
Blues March
A Night In Tunisia
I Remember Clifford
Briell Samba

Art Blakey And The Jazz Messengers - Oh, By The Way  (Timeless (Du) SJP 165)

Terence Blanchard (trumpet) Donald Harrison (alto saxophone) Billy Pierce (tenor saxophone) Johnny O'Neal (piano) Charles Fambrough (bass) Art Blakey (drums)
Fendal Sound Studio, Loenan Aan De Vecht, Holland, May 20, 1982
Oh, By The Way
Duke Soup
Tropical Breeze
One By One
Sudan Blue
My Funny Valentine
Alicia
** also issued on Timeless (Du) CDSJP 165.

1983

Art Blakey The All Star Jazz Messengers - Caravan  (Baystate (J) RJL-8071)

Freddie Hubbard (trumpet, flugelhorn) Curtis Fuller (trombone) Benny Golson (tenor saxophone) Walter Davis Jr. (piano) Buster Williams (bass) Art Blakey (drums)
NYC, April 13 & 14, 1983
Dana's Dance
A La Mode
Stella By Starlight
Caravan
Just By Myself
Uranus

Aurex Jazz Festival '83 - Art Blakey And All Star Jazz Messengers  (Eastworld (J) EWJ 80270)

Terence Blanchard, Wynton Marsalis (trumpet) Curtis Fuller (trombone) Benny Golson (tenor saxophone) Johnny O'Neal (piano) Lonnie Plaxico (bass) Art Blakey (drums)
"Aurex Jazz Festival", "Nippon Budokan", Tokyo, Japan, September 2, 1983
Moanin'
I Remember Clifford
Whisper Not
Along Came Betty
** also issued on somethin'else (J) TOCJ-8025.

1984

Art Blakey And The All Star Jazz Messengers - A Groovy Night With The Magnificent Six  (Baystate (J) R32J-1053)

Freddie Hubbard (trumpet, flugelhorn) Curtis Fuller (trombone) Benny Golson (tenor saxophone) Walter Davis Jr. (piano) Buster Williams (bass) Art Blakey (drums)
"Nakano Sun Plaza Hall", Tokyo, Japan, February 2, 1984
Moanin'
A La Mode
I Remember Clifford
Caravan
Whisper Not
Christina
A Night In Tunisia
Blues March

Art Blakey And The Jazz Messengers - New York Scene  (Concord Jazz CJ 256)

Terence Blanchard (trumpet) Donald Harrison (alto saxophone) Jean Toussaint (tenor saxophone) Mulgrew Miller (piano) Lonnie Plaxico (bass) Art Blakey (drums)
"Mikell's", NYC, May, 1984
Oh, By The Way
My One And Only Love
It's Easy To Remember
Who Cares
Controversy
Tenderly
Falafel
** also issued on Concord Jazz CCD 4256-2.

1985

Art Blakey And The Jazz Messengers Live At Ronnie Scott's - BBC Legends  (BBC Legends (E) BBCJ 7003-2)

Terence Blanchard (trumpet) Donald Harrison (alto saxophone) Jean Toussaint (tenor saxophone) Mulgrew Miller (piano) Lonnie Plaxico (bass) Art Blakey (drums)
"Ronnie Scott's Club", London, England, February 18, 1985
Two Of A Kind
Come Rain Or Come Shine
Blue Minor
I Love You
Controversy
Interview With Art Blakey

Various Artists - One Night With Blue Note, Vol. 3  (Blue Note BT 85115)

Freddie Hubbard (trumpet) Curtis Fuller (trombone) Johnny Griffin (tenor saxophone) Walter Davis Jr. (piano) Reggie Workman (bass) Art Blakey (drums)
"Town Hall", NYC, February 22, 1985
Moanin'
** also issued on Blue Note CDP 7 46149 2.

Art Blakey And The Jazz Messengers Live At Ronnie Scott's  (DRG 91444)

Terence Blanchard (trumpet) Donald Harrison (alto saxophone) Jean Toussaint (tenor saxophone) Mulgrew Miller (piano) Lonnie Plaxico (bass) Art Blakey (drums)
"Ronnie Scott's Club", London, England, February 25, 1985
On The Ginza
Dr. Jeckyle (Dr. Jeckyll)
Two Of A Kind
I Want To Talk About You
** also issued on Jazz Road/Apollon (J) BY32-5009 entitled "Art Blakey + The Jazz Messengers Live At Ronnie Scott's, London".

Art Blakey And The Jazz Messengers - Blue Night  (Timeless (Du) SJP 217)

Terence Blanchard (trumpet) Donald Harrison (alto saxophone) Jean Toussaint (tenor saxophone) Mulgrew Miller (piano) Lonnie Plaxico (bass) Art Blakey (drums): same personnel
Monster, Holland, March 17, 1985
Blue Night
Blue Minor
Two Of A Kind
Body And Soul
Mr. Combinated
** also issued on Timeless (Du) CDSJP 217. Baystate (J) RJL-8105 entitled "On The New Tradition".

Art Blakey And The Jazz Messengers - Blue Night  (Timeless (Du) CDSJP 217)

Terence Blanchard (trumpet) Donald Harrison (alto saxophone) Jean Toussaint (tenor saxophone) Mulgrew Miller (piano) Lonnie Plaxico (bass) Art Blakey (drums): same session
Monster, Holland, March 17, 1985
Two Of A Kind (alt. take)
Blue Minor (alt. take)
Mr. Combinated (alt. take)
** reissue of Timeless (Du) SJP 217 + 3 bonus tracks.

Art Blakey And The Jazz Messengers - Farewell  (Paddle Wheel (J) KICJ-41/42)

Terence Blanchard (trumpet) Donald Harrison (alto saxophone) Jean Toussaint (tenor saxophone) Mulgrew Miller (piano) Lonnie Plaxico (bass) Art Blakey (drums): same personnel
"Sweet Basil", NYC, March 21, 1985
Sudan Blue
same personnel
"Sweet Basil", NYC, March 24, 1985
Second Thoughts
add Tim Williams (trombone)
"Sweet Basil", NYC, December 30, 1985
Goma
Uranus
same personnel
"Sweet Basil", NYC, December 31, 1985
I Thought About You
Blue 'N' Boogie / Theme

Art Blakey And The Jazz Messengers - Live At Sweet Basil  (Paddle Wheel (J) K28P-6357)

Terence Blanchard (trumpet) Donald Harrison (alto saxophone) Jean Toussaint (tenor saxophone) Mulgrew Miller (piano) Lonnie Plaxico (bass) Art Blakey (drums)
"Sweet Basil", NYC, March 24, 1985
Jodi
Blues March
Mr. Babe
Moanin'
** also issued on GNP Crescendo GNPS 2182.

Art Blakey And The Jazz Messengers - Hard Champion  (Paddle Wheel (J) K32Y-6209)

Terence Blanchard (trumpet) Donald Harrison (alto saxophone) Jean Toussaint (tenor saxophone) Mulgrew Miller (piano) Lonnie Plaxico (bass) Art Blakey (drums): same session
"Sweet Basil", NYC, March 24, 1985
Scenic Route
Come Rain Or Come Shine
With Hunt
Phillip Harper (trumpet) Kenny Garrett (alto saxophone) Javon Jackson (tenor saxophone) Benny Green (piano) Peter Washington (bass) Art Blakey (drums)
NYC, May 3, 1987
Theme Of Hard Champion

Art Blakey And The Jazz Messengers - Live At Kimball's  (Concord Jazz CJ 307)

Terence Blanchard (trumpet) Donald Harrison (alto saxophone) Jean Toussaint (tenor saxophone) Mulgrew Miller (piano) Lonnie Plaxico (bass) Art Blakey (drums)
"Kimball's", San Francisco, CA, April 13, 1985
Second Thoughts
I Love You
Jody
Old Folks
You And The Night And The Music
Polka Dots And Moonbeams
Dr. Jeckyle
** also issued on Concord Jazz CCD 4307-2.

Art Blakey And The Jazz Messengers - New Year's Eve At Sweet Basil  (Paddle Wheel (J) 240E-6831)

Terence Blanchard (trumpet) Tim Williams (trombone) Donald Harrison (alto saxophone) Jean Toussaint (tenor saxophone) Mulgrew Miller (piano) Lonnie Plaxico (bass) Art Blakey (drums)
"Sweet Basil", NYC, December 30 & 31, 1985
Hide And Seek
Little Man
New York
I Want To Talk About You

Art Blakey And The Jazz Messengers - Dr. Jeckyle  (Paddle Wheel (J) K32Y-6183)

Terence Blanchard (trumpet) Tim Williams (trombone) Donald Harrison (alto saxophone) Jean Toussaint (tenor saxophone) Mulgrew Miller (piano) Lonnie Plaxico (bass) Art Blakey (drums): same session
"Sweet Basil", NYC, December 30 & 31, 1985
Fuller Love
Dr. Jeckyle
81
One By One

1986

Art Blakey And Jazz Messengers  (Arco 3 ARC 107/IMS 3 ARC 107)

Wallace Roney (trumpet) Javon Jackson (tenor saxophone) Benny Green (piano) Peter Washington (bass) Art Blakey (drums)
"San Marco Cafe", Miami, FL, January 11, 1986
Off Minor
Uranus
Ruby, My Dear / I'll Never Be The Same / I Mean You
Inner Circle
The Theme

Art Blakey And The Jazz Messengers - Feeling Good  (Delos D/CD 4007)

Wallace Roney (trumpet) Tim Williams (trombone) Kenny Garrett (alto saxophone) Jean Toussaint (tenor saxophone) Donald Brown (piano) Peter Washington (bass) Art Blakey (drums)
Berkeley, CA, September 8 & 9, 1986
On The Ginza
Feeling Good
Minor's Holiday
Second Thoughts
Caravan
Crooked Smile
One By One
Obsession

1987

Art Blakey And The Jazz Messengers - Blue Moon  (Zounds CD 2720010)

Phillip Harper (trumpet) Robin Eubanks (trombone) Javon Jackson (tenor saxophone) Benny Green (piano) Peter Washington (bass) Art Blakey (drums)
NYC, November 12, 1987
Falling In Love With Love
Kelo
In A Sentimental Mood
May Reh
Blue Moon
Piano Improvisation
Love For Sale

1988

Art Blakey And The Jazz Messengers - Not Yet  (Soul Note (It) SN 1105)

Phillip Harper (trumpet) Robin Eubanks (trombone) Javon Jackson (tenor saxophone) Benny Green (piano) Peter Washington (bass) Art Blakey (drums)
Milan, Italy, March 19, 1988
Kenji's Mood
For Heaven's Sake
Not Yet
I'll Never Be The Same
Uranus
Falling In Love With Love
Kelo
** also issued on Soul Note (It) 121105-2.

Art Blakey And The Jazz Messengers - Standards  (Paddle Wheel (J) 292E-6026)

Phillip Harper (trumpet) Robin Eubanks (trombone) Javon Jackson (tenor saxophone) Benny Green (piano) Peter Washington (bass) Art Blakey (drums): same personnel
"Sweet Basil", NYC, September 5, 1988
Minor's Holiday
Moanin'
I Get A Kick Out Of You
Along Came Betty
Caravan

Art Blakey And The Jazz Messengers - 70 Years Anniversary: Special Edition, Vol. 1  (Alfa Jazz (J) 32R2-26)

Freddie Hubbard (trumpet) Javon Jackson (tenor saxophone) Benny Green (piano) Leon Dorsey (bass) Art Blakey (drums)
Monster, Holland, October 31, November 1, 1988
Arietis
Feel The Wind
Embraceable You
Off Minor
Up Jumped Spring
Piano Tio Medley
Big Foot

Art Blakey And The Jazz Messengers - I Get A Kick Out Of Bu  (Soul Note (It) SN 1155)

Phillip Harper (trumpet -1,3/5,8) Robin Eubanks (trombone -1,3/6,8) Javon Jackson (tenor saxophone -1/5,8) Benny Green (piano -1/6,8) Leon Dorsey (bass -1/6,8) Art Blakey (drums)
Milan, Italy, November 11, 1988
1.Yang
2.Good Morning, Heartache
3.Mayreh
4.Remember When
5.Love Walked In
6.Lover Man
7.Drum Solo, No. 7
8.I Get A Kick Out Of You
** also issued on Soul Note (It) 121155-2.

1989 (age 70)

Art Blakey's Jazz Messengers - The Art Of Jazz  (IN+OUT Records (G) IOR CD 77028-2)

Brian Lynch (trumpet) Frank Lacy (trombone) Donald Harrison (alto saxophone) Javon Jackson (tenor saxophone) Geoff Keezer (piano) Essiet Okon Essiet as Essiet Okun Essiet (bass) Art Blakey (drums) + Terence Blanchard, Freddie Hubbard (trumpet) Curtis Fuller (trombone) Jackie McLean (alto saxophone) Benny Golson, Wayne Shorter (tenor saxophone) Walter Davis Jr. (piano) Buster Williams (bass) Roy Haynes (drums) Michele Hendricks (vocals)
"Leverkusen Jazz Festival", West Germany, October 9, 1989
Two Of A Kind
Moanin'
Along Care Betty
Lester Left Town
Mr. Blakey
Drum Duo
Blues March
Buhaina's Valediction
interview

1990 (aged 71)

Art Blakey And His Jazz Messengers - Chippin' In  (Timeless (Du) SJP 340)

Brian Lynch (trumpet -1/8,10) Steve Davis (trombone -1,7,8) Frank Lacy (trombone -2/6,10) Dale Barlow, Javon Jackson (tenor saxophone -1/8,10) Geoff Keezer (piano -1/8,10) Essiet Okon Essiet (bass -1/8,10) Art Blakey (drums)
Rudy Van Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs, NJ, February 1 & 2, 1990
1.Brain Stormin'
2.Byrd Flight
3.Hammer Head
4.Aquarius Rising
5.Kay Pea
6.Chippin' In
7.Raincheck
8.Chandek's Den
9.Kenji's Walk
10.Love Walked In
** also issued on Timeless (Du) CDSJP 340.

Art Blakey/Dr. John/David Newman - Bluesiana Triangle  (Windham Hill Jazz WD 0125)

David Newman (saxophones, flute, backing vocals) Dr. John (piano, organ, vocals) Essiet Okon Essiet (bass, backing vocals) Art Blakey (drums, vocals, piano) Joe Bonadio (percussion, drums)
NYC, March, 1990
Heads Up
Life's A One Way Ticket
Shoo Fly Don't Bother Me
Need To Be Loved
Next Time You See Me
When The Saints Go Marching In
For All We Know

Art Blakey And The Jazz Messengers - One For All  (A&M 75021 5329-2)

Brian Lynch (trumpet) Steve Davis (trombone) Dale Barlow, Javon Jackson (tenor saxophone) Geoff Keezer (piano) Essiet Okon Essiet (bass) Art Blakey (drums)
BMG Studios, NYC, April 10 & 11, 1990
Here We Go
One For All (And All For One)
Theme For Penny
You've Changed
Accidentally Yours
Medley: My Little Brown Book / Blame It On My Youth / It Could Happened To You
Green Is Mean
I'll Wait And Pray
Logarhythms
Bunyip
Polka Dots And Moonbeams
Nica's Tempo

Others

Art Blakey And The Jazz Messengers - The Sesjun Radio Shows  (Out Of The Blue PRCD 2010171)

Terence Blanchard, Valery Ponomarev (trumpet) Donald Harrison, Billy Pierce, David Schnitter, Jean Toussaint, Bobby Watson (reeds) Johnny O'Neal, James Williams (piano) Charles Fambrough, Dennis Irwin (bass) Art Blakey (drums)
live in Holland, 1978-1983
Time Will Tell
E.T.A.
My One And Only Love
Dr. J.
Evaline
Along Came Betty
Stairway To The Stars
Free For All
same session
Blues March
1977 A.D.
Little Man
Polka Dots And Moonbeams
Moanin'
The Theme