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 sax; Gene Ammons, Dexter Gordon, tenor sax; Leo Parker, baritone sax; John Malachi, piano, arranger; Connie Wainwright, guitar; Tommy Potter, bass; Art Blakey, drums; Sarah Vaughan, vocal; Billy Eckstine, vocal, 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 sax; Gene Ammons, Dexter Gordon, tenor sax; Leo Parker, baritone sax; John Malachi, piano, arranger; Connie Wainwright, guitar; Tommy Potter, bass; Art Blakey, drums; Sarah Vaughan, vocal; Billy Eckstine, vocal, 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 sax; Gene Ammons, Dexter Gordon, tenor sax; Leo Parker, baritone sax; John Malachi, piano, arranger; Connie Wainwright, guitar; Tommy Potter, bass; Art Blakey, drums; Sarah Vaughan, vocal; Billy Eckstine, vocal, 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 sax; Gene Ammons, tenor sax; Budd Johnson, tenor sax, arranger; Leo Parker, baritone sax; Connie Wainwright, guitar; Tommy Potter, bass; Art Blakey, drums; Billy Eckstine, Lena Horne, Sarah Vaughan, vocal; Tadd Dameron, John Malachi, Jerry Valentine, arranger.

AFRS Jubilee broadcast, Los Angeles, CA, February and March, 1945

Blue 'N' Boogie (theme)
Blowin' The Blues Away
'Deed I Do
I Wanna Talk About You
Blue 'N' Boogie (theme)
-
Together
Mean To Me
Without A Song
Mr. Chips
Blue 'N' Boogie (theme)
-
Air Mail Special
Don't Blame Me
If That's The Way You Feel
Blue 'N' Boogie (theme)
-
Opus X
Love Me Or Leave Me
One O'Clock Jump (theme)

Billy Eckstine - Blues For Sale   EmArcy MG-36029   1955

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 sax; Gene Ammons, Dexter Gordon, tenor sax; Leo Parker, baritone sax; John Malachi, piano; Connie Wainwright, guitar; Tommy Potter, bass; Art Blakey, drums; Billy Eckstine, vocal, 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 sax; Gene Ammons, Arthur Simmons, tenor sax; Teddy Cypron, baritone sax; Richard "Duke" Ellington, piano; Connie Wainwright, guitar; Tommy Potter, bass; Art Blakey, drums; Billy Eckstine, vocal.

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 sax; Gene Ammons, Josh Jackson, tenor sax; Leo Parker, baritone sax; possibly Jimmy Golden, piano; Connie Wainwright, guitar; Bill McMahon, bass; Art Blakey, drums; Billy Eckstine, vocal.

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 sax; Gene Ammons, Arthur Sammons, tenor sax; Cecil Payne, baritone sax; Linton Garner, piano; Connie Wainwright, guitar; Tommy Potter, bass; Art Blakey, drums; Billy Eckstine, vocal, valve trombone.

Radio Recorders, Los Angeles, CA, October 5, 1946

NSC167Jelly Jelly

Billy Eckstine - The Love Songs Of Mr. "B"   EmArcy MG-36030   1955

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 sax; Gene Ammons, Dexter Gordon, tenor sax; Leo Parker, baritone sax; John Malachi, piano; Connie Wainwright, guitar; Tommy Potter, bass; Art Blakey, drums; Billy Eckstine, vocal, 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 sax; Gene Ammons, Arthur Simmons, tenor sax; Teddy Cypron, baritone sax; Richard "Duke" Ellington, piano; Connie Wainwright, guitar; Tommy Potter, bass; Art Blakey, drums; Billy Eckstine, vocal.

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 sax; Gene Ammons, Arthur Simmons, tenor sax; Tate Houston, baritone sax; possibly Richard Ellington, piano; Connie Wainwright, guitar; Bill McMahon, bass; Art Blakey, drums; Billy Eckstine, vocal.

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 sax; Gene Ammons, Arthur Sammons, tenor sax; Cecil Payne, baritone sax; Linton Garner, piano; Connie Wainwright, guitar; Tommy Potter, bass; Art Blakey, drums; Billy Eckstine, vocal, valve trombone.

Radio Recorders, Los Angeles, CA, October 5, 1946

NSC165I Love The Loveliness Of You

add unidentified strings.

Radio Recorders, Los Angeles, 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   1955

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 sax; Gene Ammons, Dexter Gordon, tenor sax; Leo Parker, baritone sax; John Malachi, piano; Connie Wainwright, guitar; Tommy Potter, bass; Art Blakey, drums; Billy Eckstine, vocal, 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 sax; Gene Ammons, Josh Jackson, tenor sax; Leo Parker, baritone sax; possibly Jimmy Golden, piano; Connie Wainwright, guitar; Bill McMahon, bass; Art Blakey, drums; Billy Eckstine, vocal.

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 sax; Gene Ammons, Dexter Gordon, tenor sax; Leo Parker, baritone sax; John Malachi, piano; Connie Wainwright, guitar; Tommy Potter, bass; Art Blakey, drums; Billy Eckstine, vocal, valve trombone, conductor.

NYC, May 2, 1945

NSC56Last Night (And Now Tonight Again)

Billy Eckstine - Prisoner Of Love   Regent MG 6052   1957

Boonie Hazel, Shorty McConnell, Fats Navarro, Raymond Orr, trumpet; Walter Knox, Chippy Outcalt, Howard Scott, Gerald Valentine, trombone; John Cobbs, Budd Johnson, alto sax; Gene Ammons, Arthur Simmons, tenor sax; Teddy Cypron, baritone sax; Richard "Duke" Ellington, piano; Connie Wainwright, guitar; Tommy Potter, bass; Art Blakey, drums; Billy Eckstine, vocal.

NYC, September, 1945

NSC63A Penny For Your Thoughts

1946

Billy Eckstine - Mister B. And The Band: The Savoy Sessions   Savoy SJL 2214   1976

Kenny Dorham, Boonie Hazel, Shorty McConnell, Raymond Orr, trumpet; Chippy Outcalt, Robert Scott, Gerald Valentine, trombone; Norris Turney, Bob "Junior" Williams, alto sax; Gene Ammons, Arthur Simmons, tenor sax; Tate Houston, baritone sax; possibly Richard Ellington, piano; Connie Wainwright, guitar; Bill McMahon, bass; Art Blakey, drums; Billy Eckstine, vocal.

NYC, January 3, 1946

NSC100I Only Have Eyes For You
NSC105The Jitney Man

Fats Navarro, trumpet; Josh Jackson, tenor sax; Leo Parker, baritone sax; 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 sax; Gene Ammons, Arthur Sammons, tenor sax; Cecil Payne, baritone sax; Linton Garner, piano; Connie Wainwright, guitar; Tommy Potter, bass; Art Blakey, drums; Billy Eckstine, vocal, valve trombone.

Radio Recorders, Los Angeles, CA, October 5, 1946

NSC164Oo Bop Sh' Bam (alternate take)

Billy Eckstine Sings   Savoy SJL 1127   1979

Kenny Dorham, Boonie Hazel, Shorty McConnell, Raymond Orr, trumpet; Chippy Outcalt, Robert Scott, Gerald Valentine, trombone; Norris Turney, Bob "Junior" Williams, alto sax; Gene Ammons, Arthur Simmons, tenor sax; Tate Houston, baritone sax; possibly Richard Ellington, piano; Connie Wainwright, guitar; Bill McMahon, bass; Art Blakey, drums; Billy Eckstine, vocal.

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 sax; Gene Ammons, Josh Jackson, tenor sax; Leo Parker, baritone sax; possibly Jimmy Golden, piano; Connie Wainwright, guitar; Bill McMahon, bass; Art Blakey, drums; Billy Eckstine, vocal.: Fats Navarro, trumpet; Josh Jackson, tenor sax; Leo Parker, baritone sax; 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   1955

Boonie Hazel, Shorty McConnell, Fats Navarro, Raymond Orr, trumpet; Chippy Outcalt, Robert Scott, Gerald Valentine, trombone; Norris Turney, Bob "Junior" Williams, alto sax; Gene Ammons, Josh Jackson, tenor sax; Leo Parker, baritone sax; possibly Jimmy Golden, piano; Connie Wainwright, guitar; Bill McMahon, bass; Art Blakey, drums; Billy Eckstine, vocal.: 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 sax; Gene Ammons, Arthur Sammons, tenor sax; Cecil Payne, baritone sax; Linton Garner, piano; Connie Wainwright, guitar; Tommy Potter, bass; Art Blakey, drums; Billy Eckstine, vocal, valve trombone.

Radio Recorders, Los Angeles, CA, October 5, 1946

NSC166In The Still Of The Night

add unidentified strings.

Radio Recorders, Los Angeles, CA, October 6, 1946

NSC171In A Sentimental Mood

Various Artists - Boning Up The 'Bones   EmArcy MG-36038   1955

Boonie Hazel, Shorty McConnell, Fats Navarro, Raymond Orr, trumpet; Chippy Outcalt, Robert Scott, Gerald Valentine, trombone; Norris Turney, Bob "Junior" Williams, alto sax; Gene Ammons, Josh Jackson, tenor sax; Leo Parker, baritone sax; possibly Jimmy Golden, piano; Connie Wainwright, guitar; Bill McMahon, bass; Art Blakey, drums; Billy Eckstine, vocal.

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 sax; Gene Ammons, Arthur Sammons, tenor sax; Cecil Payne, baritone sax; Linton Garner, piano; Connie Wainwright, guitar; Tommy Potter, bass; Art Blakey, drums; Billy Eckstine, vocal, valve trombone.

Radio Recorders, Los Angeles, 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, vocal; Porter Kilbert, possibly Robert "Junior" Williams, alto sax; Gene Ammons, Frank Wess, tenor sax; unknown, baritone sax; possibly Linton Garner or Jimmy Golden, piano; Connie Wainwright, guitar; Bill McMahon, bass; Art Blakey, drums; Ann Baker, vocal.

NYC, circa June and July, 1946

Second Balcony Jump
Rhythm In A Riff
You Call It Madness
Second Balcony Jump (alternate 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 sax; Linton Garner, piano; Connie Wainwright, guitar; Tommy Potter, bass; Art Blakey, drums; Earl Coleman, vocal.

Radio Recorders, Los Angeles, 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-

Miles Davis, trumpet; Gene Ammons, tenor sax; Linton Garner, piano; Connie Wainwright, guitar; Tommy Potter, bass; Art Blakey, drums; Ann Baker, vocal.

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 Volume One   Blue Note BLP 1510   1956

Idrees Suliman, trumpet; Danny Quebec West, alto sax; Billy Smith, tenor sax; Thelonious Monk, piano; Eugene Ramey, bass; Art Blakey, drums.

WOR Studios, NYC, October 15, 1947

BN308-2Humph
BN311-0Thelonious

Thelonious Monk, piano; Eugene 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; Edmund Gregory, alto sax; Thelonious Monk, piano; Robert Paige, bass; Art Blakey, drums.

WOR Studios, NYC, November 21, 1947

BN318-3In Walked Bud
BN321-1'Round About Midnight

** also released on Blue Note BST 81510 (pseudo stereo) in 1966.
** part of The Complete Genius, Blue Note BN-LA579-H2 in 1976. and of The Complete Blue Note Recordings Of Thelonious Monk, Mosaic MR4-101 in 1983.

The Complete Blue Note Recordings Of Thelonious Monk   Mosaic MR4-101   1983

Idrees Suliman, trumpet; Danny Quebec West, alto sax; Billy Smith, tenor sax; Thelonious Monk, piano; Eugene Ramey, bass; Art Blakey, drums.

WOR Studios, NYC, October 15, 1947

BN309-1Evonce (alternate take)
BN310-2Suburban Eyes (alternate take)

Thelonious Monk, piano; Eugene Ramey, bass; Art Blakey, drums.

WOR Studios, NYC, October 24, 1947

BN312-0Nice Work (alternate take)
BN313-0Ruby My Dear (alternate take)
BN314-1Well You Needn't (alternate take)
BN315-0April In Paris (alternate take)

George Taitt, trumpet; Edmund Gregory, alto sax; Thelonious Monk, piano; Robert Paige, bass; Art Blakey, drums.

WOR Studios, NYC, November 21, 1947

BN320-7Who Knows (alternate take)

Sahib Shihab, alto sax #1; Milt Jackson, vibes #1; Thelonious Monk, piano; Al McKibbon, bass; Art Blakey, drums.

WOR Studios, NYC, July 23, 1951

1. BN393-1Criss-Cross (alternate take)
2. BN396-0Ask Me Now (alternate take)

** same as Genius Of Modern Music Volume One, Blue Note BLP 1510 in 1956 + Genius Of Modern Music Volume Two, BLP 1511 in 1956 + 25 bonus tracks.

Thelonious Monk - Genius Of Modern Music Volume Two   Blue Note BLP 1511   1956

Idrees Suliman, trumpet; Danny Quebec West, alto sax; Billy Smith, tenor sax; Thelonious Monk, piano; Eugene Ramey, bass; Art Blakey, drums.

WOR Studios, NYC, October 15, 1947

BN309-4Evonce
BN310-1Suburban Eyes

Thelonious Monk, piano; Eugene Ramey, bass; Art Blakey, drums.

WOR Studios, NYC, October 24, 1947

BN312-1Nice Work

George Taitt, trumpet; Edmund Gregory, alto sax; Thelonious Monk, piano; Robert Paige, bass; Art Blakey, drums.

WOR Studios, NYC, November 21, 1947

BN319-0Monk's Mood
BN320-0Who Knows

Sahib Shihab, alto sax #1,2; Milt Jackson, vibes #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 released on Blue Note BST 81511 (pseudo stereo) in 1969.
** part of The Complete Genius, Blue Note BN-LA579-H2 in 1976. and of The Complete Blue Note Recordings Of Thelonious Monk, Mosaic MR4-101 in 1983.

Fats Navarro - Fat Girl: The Savoy Sessions   Savoy SJL 2216   1977

Fats Navarro, trumpet; Charlie Rouse, tenor sax; Tadd Dameron, piano; Nelson Boyd, bass; Art Blakey, drums.

NYC, December 5, 1947

S3483-1Nostalgia
S3484-3Barry's Bop
S3485-1Be Bop Romp

Fats Navarro - Nostalgia   Savoy MG-12133   1959

Fats Navarro, trumpet; Charlie Rouse, tenor sax; Tadd Dameron, piano; Nelson Boyd, bass; Art Blakey, drums.: same session.

NYC, December 5, 1947

S3483-6Nostalgia
S3484-6Barry's Bop
S3485-6Be Bop Romp
S3486Fats Blows

Dexter Gordon - Dexter Rides Again   Savoy MG-12130   1958

Dexter Gordon, tenor sax; Leo Parker, baritone sax; Tadd Dameron, piano; Curley 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: The Savoy Sessions   Savoy SJL 2211   1976

Dexter Gordon, tenor sax; Leo Parker, baritone sax; Tadd Dameron, piano; Curley Russell, bass; Art Blakey, drums.: same session.

NYC, December 11, 1947

S3493So Easy (alternate take)
S3494Dexter's Riff (alternate take)

Art Blakey's Messengers, James Moody's Modernists - New Sounds   Blue Note CDP 7 84436 2   1991

Kenny Dorham, trumpet; Howard Bowe, trombone; Edmund Gregory, alto sax; Orland Wright, tenor sax; Ernest Thompson, baritone sax; 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 (alternate take)
BN324-2Groove Street
BN325-1Musa's Vision

** originally released on James Moody And His Modernists With Chano Pozo, Blue Note BLP 5006 in 1952 + 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, vocal; 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, vocal; and others.: same session.

NYC, 1947

A-1658You're A Fool If You Don't
A-1660Let's Do It

1948

Art Tatum, Thelonious Monk - The Vibes Are On Chazzer   Chazzer 2002   mid 1970s

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 And His Modernists/George Wallington And His Band - The Beginning And End Of Bop   Blue Note B-6503   1969

Dave Burns, Elmon Wright, trumpet; Ernie Henry, alto sax; James Moody, tenor sax; Cecil Payne, baritone sax; Hen Gates, piano; Nelson Boyd, bass; Art Blakey, drums; Chano Pozo, vocal, bongos; "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   1964

Dave Burns, Elmon Wright, trumpet; Ernie Henry, alto sax; James Moody, tenor sax; Cecil Payne, baritone sax; Hen Gates, piano; Nelson Boyd, bass; Art Blakey, drums; Chano Pozo, vocal, bongos; "Gil" Fuller, arranger.: same session.

Apex Studios, NYC, October 25, 1948

BN347-0Tin Tin Deo

** also released on Blue Note Gems Of Jazz: Limited Edition, Blue Note BLP 2001 in 1967, BST 82001 in 1967.

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 sax; Harold Clark, Ike Quebec, Paul Quinichette, tenor sax; Sidney Brown, baritone sax; Leroy Lovett, Lannie Scott, piano; Danny Perri, guitar; Horace Holmes, bass; Art Blakey, Chris Stanton, drums; Annisteen Allen, J. Carnes, vocal; 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 sax; Harold Clark, tenor sax; Big John Greer, tenor sax, vocal; 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 sax; Harold Clark, tenor sax; Big John Greer, tenor sax, vocal; 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 sax, vocal; Tate Houston, baritone, tenor sax; Leroy Lovett, piano; Danny Perri, guitar; Henry Holmes, bass; Art Blakey, drums.

NYC, June 27, 1949

D9VB1754If I Told You Once

The Be Bop Boys   Savoy SJL 2225   1978

Dave Burns, Mustapha Daleel, Bill Massey, Abdul Salaam, trumpet; Charlie Johnson, Haleen Rasheed, Clarence Ross, Rip Tarrant, trombone; Jimmy Heath, Sahib Shihab, alto sax; Pritchard Cheesman, Billy Mitchell, tenor sax; Cecil Payne, baritone sax; Milt Jackson, vibes, piano; Percy Heath, bass; Art Blakey, drums; Gil Fuller, arranger, conductor, vocal.

NYC, June 11, 1949

D172 | D268Mean To Me
D173Blues For A Debutante
D174 | D268The Scene Changes
D175Tropicana

Big John Greer - Rockin' With Big John / no info   RCA Victor 22-0137

Frank Galbreath, trumpet; Zolman "Pork" Cohen, trombone; Tony Scott, clarinet; Big John Greer, tenor sax, vocal; Tate Houston, baritone, tenor sax; 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   1958

Sonny Stitt, tenor sax; Kenny Drew, piano; Tommy Potter, bass; Art Blakey, drums.

NYC, February 17, 1950

JRC1008Avalon
JRC1011Mean To Me
JRC1012Stairway To The Stars

Sonny Stitt, tenor sax; Junior Mance, piano; Gene Wright, bass; Art Blakey, drums.

NYC, December 15, 1950

120Nevertheless
121Jeepers Creepers

Sonny Stitt - Kaleidoscope   Prestige PRLP 7077   1957

Sonny Stitt, tenor sax; Kenny Drew, piano; Tommy Potter, bass; Art Blakey, drums.

NYC, February 17, 1950

JRC1009ALater
JRC1010AAin't Misbehavin'

Sonny Stitt, alto sax; Junior Mance, piano; Gene Wright, bass; Art Blakey, drums.

NYC, December 15, 1950

122Imagination
123Cherokee

Sonny Stitt, alto sax; Charlie Bateman, piano; Gene Wright, bass; Art Blakey, drums.

NYC, January 31, 1951

133Liza
134Can't We Be Friends

** also released on Original Jazz Classics OJC-060 in 1983, OJCCD-060-2 in 1992.

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 sax; Tadd Dameron, piano; Gene Ramey, bass; Art Blakey, drums.

That Old Black Magic

Miles Davis Sextet Featuring Stan Getz - A Very Special Concert: Rare Broadcast Performances   Ozone 1   1970s

Sonny Stitt, alto sax #1,3; Gene Ammons, tenor sax #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 sax; Tadd Dameron, piano; Gene Ramey, bass; Art Blakey, drums.

Conception
Ray's Idea
Max Is Making Wax
Woody'n You

** also released on Miles Davis/Stan Getz Sextet - That Extra Special Concert: Rare Broadcast Performances, Ozone 1 in 1970s.

Gene Ammons - Blues Up & Down Vol. 1   Prestige PRST 7823   1970

Bill Massey, trumpet; Bennie Green, trombone; Gene Ammons, tenor sax; Sonny Stitt, baritone sax; 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 (as Walkin')
88Easy Glide

Charlie Parker-Fats Navarro-Bud Powell - Rare Broadcast Performances   Ozone 4   1970s

Fats Navarro, trumpet; Charlie Parker, alto sax; Bud Powell, piano; Curly Russell, bass; Art Blakey, drums.

radio broadcast, Birdland, NYC, May 15 and 16, 1950

52nd Street Theme I

Charlie Parker - One Night In Birdland   Columbia JG 34808

Fats Navarro, trumpet #1,4-12; Charlie Parker, alto sax #1-4,6-12; Bud Powell, piano; Curly Russell, bass; Art Blakey, drums.

radio broadcast, Birdland, NYC, May 15 and 16, 1950

1.Perdido (as Wahoo)
2.'Round Midnight (incomplete)
3.This Time The Dream's On Me
4.Dizzy Atmosphere
5.A Night In Tunisia
6.Rifftide (as 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 - Rare Broadcast Performances   Ozone 9   1970s

Fats Navarro, trumpet; Charlie Parker, alto sax; Bud Powell, piano; Curly Russell, bass; Art Blakey, drums.

radio broadcast, Birdland, NYC, May 15 and 16, 1950

Move (into)
52nd Street Theme II (incomplete)

Miles Davis - The Last Bebop Session   Jazz Music Yesterday (It) ME 6401   1995

Miles Davis, trumpet; J.J. Johnson, trombone; Brew Moore, tenor sax; Tadd Dameron, piano; Curly Russell, bass; Art Blakey, drums.

Birdland, NYC, June 30, 1950

band warming up
Max Is Making Wax

Miles Davis - The Persuasively Coherent   Alto AL 701   1970s

Miles Davis, trumpet; Fats Navarro, trumpet #2; J.J. Johnson, trombone #1; Brew Moore, tenor sax; Tadd Dameron, piano; Curly Russell, bass; Art Blakey, drums.

Birdland, NYC, June 30, 1950

1.Wee (as Rambunctious Rambling)
2.Ow! (as Chubbie's Blues)

Miles Davis, Fats Navarro, trumpet; Charlie Parker, alto sax; Walter Bishop Jr., piano; Curly Russell, bass; Art Blakey, drums.

Conception/Deception (as Poobah)

Hooray For Miles Davis Vol. One   Session Disc 101   1970s

Miles Davis, trumpet; Fats Navarro, trumpet #1; J.J. Johnson, trombone; Brew Moore, tenor sax; Tadd Dameron, piano; Curly Russell, bass; Art Blakey, drums.

Birdland, NYC, June 30, 1950

1.Hot House (as Miles' Midnight Breakaway)
2.Embraceable You

Miles Davis All Stars And Gil Evans   Beppo (E) BEP 502   1980s

Miles Davis, Fats Navarro, trumpet; J.J. Johnson, trombone; Brew Moore, tenor sax; Tadd Dameron, piano; Curly Russell, bass; Art Blakey, drums.

Birdland, NYC, June 30, 1950

52nd Street Theme

Hooray For Miles Davis Vol. Two   Session Disc 102   1970s

Miles Davis, Fats Navarro, trumpet; J.J. Johnson, trombone; Brew Moore, tenor sax; Walter Bishop Jr., piano; Curly Russell, bass; Art Blakey, drums.

Birdland, NYC, June 30, 1950

Eronel (as Overturia)
52nd Street Theme (as Slow Broadway Theme)

Miles Davis, trumpet; J.J. Johnson, trombone; Sonny Rollins, tenor sax; Kenny Drew, piano; Tommy Potter, bass; Art Blakey, drums.

broadcast, Birdland, NYC, June 2, 1951

Move (mistitled as Moo/Mod)
Half Nelson (two)
Down (mistitled as Mick's Blues)
Jumpin' With Symphony Sid

Charlie Parker - "More Unissued" Vol. 2   Royal Jazz (D) RJD 506   1990

Red Rodney, trumpet; Charlie Parker, alto sax; 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   1970s

Dizzy Gillespie, trumpet, vocal; John Coltrane, tenor sax; Milt Jackson, vibes; Billy Taylor, piano; Percy Heath, bass; Art Blakey, drums; Joe Carroll, vocal.

Birdland, NYC, January 6, 1951

Congo Blues
Yesterdays
A Night In Tunisia

same personnel.

Birdland, NYC, January 13, 1951

Good Bait

Dizzy Gillespie, trumpet, vocal; J.J. Johnson, trombone; John Coltrane, tenor sax; Milt Jackson, vibes; Billy Taylor, piano; Percy Heath, bass; Art Blakey, drums; Joe Carroll, vocal.

Birdland, NYC, February 3, 1951

Birks' Works
I Can't Get Started
Jumpin' With Symphony Sid

Dizzy Gillespie - Birks Works   Duke (It) D-1019   1970s

Dizzy Gillespie, trumpet, vocal; John Coltrane, tenor sax; Milt Jackson, vibes; Billy Taylor, piano; Percy Heath, bass; Art Blakey, drums; Joe Carroll, vocal.

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   1970s

Dizzy Gillespie, trumpet, vocal; John Coltrane, tenor sax; Milt Jackson, vibes; Billy Taylor, piano; Percy Heath, bass; Art Blakey, drums; Joe Carroll, vocal.: 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

Dizzy Gillespie, trumpet, vocal; J.J. Johnson, trombone; John Coltrane, tenor sax; Milt Jackson, vibes; Billy Taylor, piano; Percy Heath, bass; Art Blakey, drums; Joe Carroll, vocal.

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, vocal.

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 (later)   1954

Sonny Stitt, alto sax; 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   1956

Billy Massey, trumpet; Al Outcalt, trombone; Sonny Stitt, tenor sax; Gene Ammons, baritone sax; Charlie Bateman, piano; Gene Wright, bass; Art Blakey, drums.

NYC, January 31, 1951

136ANew Blues Up And Down Part 1
137ANew Blues Up And Down Part 2

** also released on The Gene Ammons All Stars, Gene Ammons Battles Sonny Stitt - Woofin' & Tweetin', Prestige PRLP 7050 (later) in 1957+. and on Original Jazz Classics OJC-014 in 1982, OJCCD-014-2 in 1992.

Miles Davis - Birdland 1951   Blue Note 7243 5 41779 2 7   2004

Miles Davis, trumpet; J.J. Johnson, trombone; Sonny Rollins, tenor sax; Kenny Drew, piano; Tommy Potter, bass; Art Blakey, drums.

broadcast, Birdland, NYC, February 17, 1951

Out Of The Blue
Half Nelson
Tempus Fugit
Move

Dizzy Gillespie-Milt Jackson-Joe Carroll - School Days   Regent RMG-6043   1957

Dizzy Gillespie, trumpet; J.J. Johnson, trombone; Budd Johnson, tenor sax; Milt Jackson, piano, vibes; Percy Heath, bass; Art Blakey, drums; Joe Carroll, Melvin Moore, vocal.

NYC, April 16, 1951

3636Lady Be Good
4000Love Me Pretty Baby

** also released on Savoy MG 12204 in late 1960s.
** part of Dizzy Gillespie - Dee Gee Days: The Savoy Sessions, Savoy SJL 2209 in 1976.

Dizzy Gillespie - The Champ   Savoy MG 12047   1956

Dizzy Gillespie, trumpet; J.J. Johnson, trombone; Budd Johnson, tenor sax; Milt Jackson, piano, vibes; Percy Heath, bass; Art Blakey, drums; Joe Carroll, Melvin Moore, vocal.: same session.

NYC, April 16, 1951

5104/5105The Champ

** part of Dee Gee Days: The Savoy Sessions, Savoy SJL 2209 in 1976.

Jazz Moods By Illinois Jacquet   Clef MGC-622   1954

Illinois Jacquet, tenor sax; 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 And His Orchestra - Groovin' With Jacquet   Clef MGC-702   1956

Illinois Jacquet, tenor sax; 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 released on Verve MGV-8086 in 1957.

Milt Jackson And The Thelonious Monk Quintet   Blue Note BLP 1509   1956

Sahib Shihab, alto sax #1-3; Milt Jackson, vibes; Thelonious Monk, piano; Al McKibbon, bass; Art Blakey, drums.

WOR Studios, NYC, July 23, 1951

1. BN392-2Four In One (alternate take)
2. BN393-0Criss-Cross
3. BN394-0Eronel
4. BN397-0Willow Weep For Me

** also released on Blue Note BST 81509 (pseudo stereo).

Leo Parker Quartet, Al Haig Trio, Zoot Sims Quartet - Mad Lad Returns   Misterioso (E) MLP 1984   1981

Zoot Sims, tenor sax; Harry Biss, piano; Clyde Lombardi, bass; Art Blakey, drums.

NYC, August 14, 1951

164ATrotting
164B-
164C-

Zoot Sims Quartets   Prestige PRLP 7026   1956

Zoot Sims, tenor sax; Harry Biss, piano; Clyde Lombardi, bass; Art Blakey, drums.: same session.

NYC, August 14, 1951

164Trotting
165It Had To Be You
166AZoot Swings The Blues (take 1) (as Swingin' The Blues)
166BZoot Swings The Blues (take 2)
168East Of The Sun
169I Wonder Who

** also scheduled on Trotting!, New Jazz NJLP 8302.
** also released on Trotting!, Prestige PR 16009 in 1963. and on Original Jazz Classics OJC-242 in 1986, OJCCD-242-2 in 1992.

Miles Davis, 'Lockjaw' Davis, Art Blakey - Rare Broadcast Performances   Ozone 7   1970s

Miles Davis, trumpet; Eddie "Lockjaw" Davis, Big Nick Nicholas, tenor sax; Billy Taylor, piano; Charles Mingus, bass; Art Blakey, drums.

broadcast, Birdland, NYC, September 29, 1951

Move (mistitled as Mod)
The Squirrel
Lady Bird

J J Johnson, Kai Winding, Benny Green - Trombone By Three   Prestige PRLP 7023   1956

Bennie Green, trombone; Eddie Davis, "Big Nick", tenor sax; Rudy Williams, baritone sax; Teddy Brannon, piano; Tommy Potter, bass; Art Blakey, drums.

NYC, October 5, 1951

221Green Junction
222Flowing River
223Whirl-A-Licks
224Pennies From Heaven (as Bennie's Pennies)

** also released on Original Jazz Classics OJC-091 in 1984, OJCCD-091-2 in 1992.
** part of Jay Jay Johnson, Kai Winding, Bennie Green - Trombone By Three, Prestige PRES 16-4 in 1957.

J J Johnson, Kai Winding, Benny Green - Trombone By Three   Original Jazz Classics OJCCD-091-2   1992

Bennie Green, trombone; Eddie Davis, "Big Nick", tenor sax; Rudy Williams, baritone sax; Teddy Brannon, piano; Tommy Potter, bass; Art Blakey, drums.: same session.

NYC, October 5, 1951

226Tenor Sax Shuffle
227Sugar Syrup

** originally released on Prestige PRLP 7023 in 1956 + 5 bonus tracks.

Conception Featuring Stan Getz, Miles Davis, Zoot Sims, Sonny Rollins, Gerry Mulligan, Lee Konitz   Prestige PRLP 7013   1956

Miles Davis, trumpet; Jackie McLean as Jackie McClean as Jack McLean, alto sax #1; Sonny Rollins, tenor sax; Walter Bishop, piano; Tommy Potter, bass; Art Blakey, drums.

Apex Studios, NYC, October 5, 1951

1. 228Conception
2. 233My Old Flame

** also released on Miles Davis/Stan Getz/Gerry Mulligan/Lee Konitz/Sonny Rollins/Zoot Sims - Conception, Prestige PRLP 7013 (later) in 1956+; Original Jazz Classics OJC-1726 in 1989, OJCCD-1726-2 in 1990.

Miles Davis Featuring Sonny Rollins - Dig   Prestige PRLP 7012   1956

Miles Davis, trumpet; Jackie McLean as Jackie McClean as Jack McLean, alto sax #1-4; Sonny Rollins, tenor sax; Walter Bishop, 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 released on Diggin' With The Miles Davis Sextet, Prestige PRLP 7281 in 1963, PRST 7281 in 1963. and on Original Jazz Classics OJC-005 in 1982, OJCCD-005-2 in 1987.

Sonny Rollins With The Modern Jazz Quartet, Art Blakey And Kenny Drew   Prestige PRLP 7029   1956

Sonny Rollins, tenor sax; 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
271Slow Boat To China
272With A Song In My Heart
273Scoops
274Newk's Fadeaway

** also released on Sonny Rollins - Sonny & The Stars, Prestige PRLP 7269 in 1963, PRST 7269 in 1963. and on Sonny Rollins - First Recordings!, Prestige PRST 7856 in 1971. and on Original Jazz Classics OJC-011 in 1982, OJCCD-011-2 in 1988.

1952

Buddy DeFranco   MGM E-3396   1956

Buddy DeFranco, clarinet; Kenny Drew, piano; Curly Russell, bass; Art Blakey, drums.

Los Angeles, CA, June 30, 1952

52S-3107Just One Of Those Things
52S-3108Street Of Dreams
52S-3109Carioca

same personnel.

Los Angeles, CA, July 23, 1952

52S-3123The Way You Look Tonight
52S-3124Sophisticated Lady
52S-3125Lover Come Back To Me
52S-3126I Got It Bad

Buddy DeFranco And His Quartet   MGM (E) EP 501

Buddy DeFranco, clarinet; Kenny Drew, piano; Curly Russell, bass; Art Blakey, drums.: same personnel.

Los Angeles, CA, June 30, 1952

52S-3110Easy Living

Stan Getz, Zoot Sims, Al Cohn, Allen Eager, Brew Moore - The Brothers   Prestige PRLP 7022   1956

Kai Winding, trombone #1-3; Al Cohn, Zoot Sims, tenor sax; 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 released on Stan Getz, Zoot Sims & Al Cohn - The Brothers, Prestige PRLP 7252 in 1963, PRST 7252 in 1963. and on Original Jazz Classics OJC-008 in 1982, OJCCD-008-2 in 1990.

Buddy DeFranco And Hank D'Amico - Modern Clarinets   Verve (J) POJJ-15144   1993

Buddy DeFranco, clarinet; Kenny Drew, piano; Curly Russell, bass; Art Blakey, drums; Louis Martinez, congas; unidentified strings, Richard Maltby, arranger, conductor.

NYC, October 2, 1952

52S-386Street Scene
52S-387Summertime
52S-388Kamasutra
52S-389Over The Rainbow

Buddy DeFranco, clarinet; Kenny Drew, piano; Milt Hinton, bass; Art Blakey, drums; unidentified strings, Richard Maltby, arranger, conductor.

NYC, January, 1953

53S-185The Song From Moulin Rouge
53S-186Many Are The Times
53S-187Lost In The Night
53S-188I'm Getting Sentimental Over You

King Pleasure Sings, Annie Ross Sings   Prestige PRLP 7128   1958

Teacho Wiltshire, piano #1,2; George Wallington, piano #3,4; Ram Ramirez, organ; Percy Heath, bass; Art Blakey, drums; Annie Ross, vocal.

NYC, October 9, 1952

1. 363Twisted
2. 364Farmer's Market
3. 365The Time Was Right
4. 366Annie's Lament

** also released on Original Jazz Classics OJC-217 in 1986, OJCCD-217-2 (earlier) in 1987, OJCCD-217-2 in 1992.

Horace Silver Trio And Art Blakey-Sabu   Blue Note BLP 1520   1956

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 released on Blue Note BST 81520 (pseudo stereo), (J) LNJ-70108 in 1977, CDP 7 81520 2 in 1989.

Horace Silver - The Trio Sides   Blue Note BN-LA474-H2   1976

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   Prestige PRLP 7027   1956

Thelonious Monk, piano; Gary 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.

Van Gelder Studio, Hackensack, NJ, September 22, 1954

621Blue Monk

** also released on Monk's Moods, Prestige PRLP 7159 in 1959. and on The High Priest, Prestige PRST 7508 in 1967. and on Original Jazz Classics OJC-010 in 1982, OJCCD-010-2 in 1989.

Lou Donaldson Quartet/Quintet/Sextet   Blue Note BLP 1537   1957

Blue Mitchell, trumpet #2-4; Lou Donaldson, alto sax; 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 sax; Elmo Hope, piano; Percy Heath, bass; Art Blakey, drums.

Van Gelder Studio, Hackensack, NJ, August 22, 1954

tk.3Caracas
tk.4The Stroller
tk.6Moe's Bluff

** also released on Blue Note CDP 7 81537 2 in 1988.

1953

The Buddy DeFranco Quartet - Mr. Clarinet   Norgran MGN-1069   1956

Buddy DeFranco, clarinet; Kenny Drew, piano; Milt Hinton, bass; Art Blakey, drums.

NYC, April 15, 1953

1208-9Ferdinando

same personnel.

NYC, April 20, 1953

1218-6But Not For Me

** also released on Verve MGV-8159 in 1957.

The Buddy DeFranco Quartet   Norgran MGN-1026   1955

Buddy DeFranco, clarinet; Kenny Drew, piano; Milt Hinton, bass; Art Blakey, drums.: same personnel.

NYC, April 15, 1953

1209-3It Could Happen To Me
1210-5Autumn In New York
1211-8Bass On Balls
1212-4 | 63VK737Left Field
1213-3Show Eyes

same personnel.

NYC, April 20, 1953

1221-1Buddy's Blues

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 (alternate take)

Introducing The Kenny Drew Trio   Blue Note (J) BNJ-71002   1983

Kenny Drew, piano; Curly Russell, bass; Art Blakey, drums.

Van Gelder Studio, Hackensack, NJ, April 16, 1953

BN469-3 tk.4Lover Come Back To Me
BN470-1 tk.6Yesterdays (alternate 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 (alternate take)

** originally released on New Faces-New Sounds, Blue Note BLP 5023 in 1953 + 2 bonus tracks.

The Buddy DeFranco Quartet - Jazz Tones   Norgran MGN-1068   1956

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 released on Verve MGV-8158 in 1957.

Miles Davis Volume 2   Blue Note CDP 7 81502 2   1990

Miles Davis, trumpet; Jay Jay Johnson, trombone; Jimmy Heath, tenor sax; "Gil" Coggins, piano; Percy Heath, bass; Art Blakey, drums.

WOR Studios, NYC, April 20, 1953

BN477-1 tk.2Kelo (alternate take)
BN478-1 tk.5Enigma (alternate take)

Miles Davis Volume 1   Blue Note BLP 1501   1955

Miles Davis, trumpet; Jay Jay Johnson, trombone; Jimmy Heath, tenor sax; "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. (alternate master)
BN481-3 tk.15C.T.A.

** also released on Blue Note BST 81501 (pseudo stereo) in 1966.

Miles Davis Volume 2   Blue Note BLP 1502   1956

Miles Davis, trumpet; Jay Jay Johnson, trombone #1,2; Jimmy Heath, tenor sax #1,2; "Gil" Coggins, piano; Percy Heath, bass; Art Blakey, drums.

WOR Studios, NYC, April 20, 1953

1. BN479-0 tk.7Ray's Idea (alternate master)
2. BN480-1 tk.11Tempus Fugit (alternate master)
3. BN482-0 tk.16I Waited For You

Miles Davis, trumpet; Horace Silver, piano; Percy Heath, bass; Art Blakey, drums.

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 released on Blue Note BST 81502 (pseudo stereo) in 1968.

Miles Davis - Enigma   Blue Note BN 5071   2014

Miles Davis, trumpet; J.J. Johnson, trombone; Jimmy Heath, tenor sax; "Gil" Coggins, piano; Percy Heath, bass; Art Blakey, drums.

WOR Studios, NYC, April 20, 1953

Enigma (alternate take 1)
Kelo (alternate take 1)

Oscar Peterson Trio And The Buddy De Franco Quartet - 1953 Live: At The Blue Note Chicago   Jazz Band (E) EBCD 2111-2   1992

Buddy De Franco, clarinet; Kenny Drew, piano; Eugene Wright, bass; Art Blakey, drums.

The Blue Note, Chicago, IL, April 24, 1953

Introduction
Somebody Loves Me
The Things We Did Last Summer
Cairo

same personnel.

The Blue Note, Chicago, IL, May 1, 1953

Introduction
Street Of Dreams
Easy Livin'

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 released on Vogue (E) LDE 077; Jazz Selection (F) JSLP 50012.

Clifford Brown - More Memorable Tracks   Blue Note (J) BNJ-61001   1984

Clifford Brown, trumpet; Gigi Gryce, alto sax, flute; Charlie Rouse, tenor sax; John Lewis, piano; Percy Heath, bass; Art Blakey, drums.

Audio-Video Studios, NYC, August 28, 1953

BN524-0 tk.1Wail Bait (alternate take)
BN527-0 tk.18Cherokee (alternate take)
BN525-3 tk.26Hymn Of The Orient (alternate take)

** also released on Alternate Takes, Blue Note BST 84428 in 1984.
** part of The Complete Blue Note And Pacific Jazz Recordings Of Clifford Brown, Mosaic MR5-104 in 1984. and of The Complete Blue Note And Pacific Jazz Recordings, Blue Note CDP 7243 8 34195 2 4 in 1995.

Clifford Brown Memorial Album   Blue Note BLP 1526   1956

Clifford Brown, trumpet; Gigi Gryce, alto sax, flute; Charlie Rouse, tenor sax; 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 released on Blue Note BST 81526 (pseudo stereo).
** part of The Complete Blue Note And Pacific Jazz Recordings Of Clifford Brown, Mosaic MR5-104 in 1984. and of The Complete Blue Note And Pacific Jazz Recordings, Blue Note CDP 7243 8 34195 2 4 in 1995.

Clifford Brown - Brownie Eyes   Blue Note BN-LA267-G   1974

Clifford Brown, trumpet; Gigi Gryce, alto sax, flute; Charlie Rouse, tenor sax; 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   1970s

Kenny Dorham, trumpet; Lou Donaldson, alto sax; 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   1990

Kenny Dorham, trumpet; Lou Donaldson, alto sax; 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' (as Teapot)
Like Someone In Love
I Can't Get Started
Spontaneous Combustion
Split Kick

** also released 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 (alternate take)
The Theme
This Time The Dream's On Me
Zootcase

** originally released on Original Jazz Classics OJC-201 + 4 bonus tracks.

Jazz Workshop - Autobiography In Jazz   Debut DEB-198   1956

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, The Tonight Show With Steve Allen, CBS Studios, NYC, 1953

Bud's Bubble

Bud Powell, piano; Oscar Pettiford, bass; Art Blakey, drums.

Birdland, NYC, September, 1955

Intro And That Old Black Magic
Like Someone In Love
Star Eyes
Blues In The Closet
Hallucinations (aka Budo)

** also released on Mythic Sound MS 6002-2.

1954

Art Blakey - Live Messengers   Blue Note BN-LA473-J2   1978

Clifford Brown, trumpet; Lou Donaldson, alto sax; Horace Silver, piano; Curly Russell, bass; Art Blakey, drums; Pee Wee Marquette, announcer.

Birdland, NYC, 1st set, February 21, 1954

tk.1Wee-Dot (alternate take)

Freddie Hubbard, trumpet; Curtis Fuller, trombone; Wayne Shorter, tenor sax; Cedar Walton, piano; Jymie Merritt, bass; Art Blakey, drums.

Village Gate, Greenwich Village, NY, August 17, 1961

Arabia
The Promised Land

same personnel.

The Renaissance, Hollywood, CA, March 18, 1962

tk.8Up Jumped Spring (alternate take)
tk.11It's Only A Paper Moon
tk.12Mosaic
tk.13Ping Pong

Art Blakey - A Night At Birdland Volume 2   Blue Note BLP 1522   1956

Clifford Brown, trumpet; Lou Donaldson, alto sax; 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

Lou Donaldson, alto sax; Horace Silver, piano; Curly Russell, bass; Art Blakey, drums; Pee Wee Marquette, announcer.

Birdland, NYC, 3rd set, February 21, 1954

tk.8If I Had You

Clifford Brown, trumpet; Lou Donaldson, alto sax; Horace Silver, piano; Curly Russell, bass; Art Blakey, drums; Pee Wee Marquette, announcer.

Birdland, NYC, 4th set, February 21, 1954

tk.13Quicksilver (alternate take)

same personnel.

Birdland, NYC, 5th set, February 21, 1954

tk.17Wee-Dot

** also released on Blue Note BST 81522 (pseudo stereo) in 1971, (J) NR-8839 in 1970, (J) LNJ-70092 in 1976, CDP 7 46520 2 in 1987.
** part of The Complete Blue Note And Pacific Jazz Recordings Of Clifford Brown, Mosaic MR5-104 in 1984. and of Clifford Brown - The Complete Blue Note And Pacific Jazz Recordings, Blue Note CDP 7243 8 34195 2 4 in 1995.

Art Blakey - A Night At Birdland Volume 2   Blue Note (J) NR-8839   1970

Clifford Brown, trumpet; Lou Donaldson, alto sax; 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

** originally released on Blue Note BLP 1522 in 1956 + 1 bonus track.

Art Blakey - A Night At Birdland Volume 1   Blue Note BLP 1521   1956

Clifford Brown, trumpet; Lou Donaldson, alto sax #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 sax; 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 released on Blue Note BST 81521 (pseudo stereo) in 1970, (J) NR-8838 in 1970, (J) LNJ-70091 in 1976, CDP 7 46519 2 in 1987.
** part of The Complete Blue Note And Pacific Jazz Recordings Of Clifford Brown, Mosaic MR5-104 in 1984. and of Clifford Brown - The Complete Blue Note And Pacific Jazz Recordings, Blue Note CDP 7243 8 34195 2 4 in 1995.

Art Blakey - A Night At Birdland Volume 1   Blue Note (J) NR-8838   1970

Clifford Brown, trumpet; Lou Donaldson, alto sax; 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)

** originally released on Blue Note BLP 1521 in 1956 + 1 bonus track.

Art Blakey - A Night At Birdland Volume 3   Blue Note (J) BNJ-61002   1984

Clifford Brown, trumpet; Lou Donaldson, alto sax; 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

** also released on Blue Note (J) TOCJ-1602 in 1996.

Various Artists - Mercury 40th Anniversary V.S.O.P. Album   Mercury (J) 25PJ-58/61   1984

Clark Terry, trumpet; unknown, trombone; unknown, alto sax; unknown, bass; Art Blakey, drums.

Fine Sound, NYC, February, 1954

10321-7Money In The Bank (take 7)
10321-12Money In The Bank (take 12)

** also released on Mercury (J) 30JD-22/25 in 1984.

Miles Davis - Blue Haze   Prestige PRLP 7054   1956

Miles Davis, trumpet; Horace Silver, piano; Percy Heath, bass; Art Blakey, drums.

Beltone Studios, NYC, March 15, 1954

556Four
557That Ole Devil Called Love (as Old Devil Moon)
558Blue Haze

** also released on Original Jazz Classics OJC-093 in 1984, OJCCD-093-2 in 1988.

The Complete Art Blakey On EmArcy   EmArcy (J) 195J-10085   1987

Henry Durant, tenor sax; 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 sax; Walter Bishop Jr., piano; Bernie Griggs, bass; Art Blakey, drums.

Fine Sound, NYC, May 20, 1954

10542Minority
10543Salute To Birdland
10544Eleanor
10545Futurity
10546Simplicity
10547Strictly Romantic
10548Hello
10549May Rah

** originally released on Blakey Featuring Art Blakey, EmArcy MG-26030 in 1955 + 4 bonus tracks.

Elmo Hope Trio/Elmo Hope Quintet   Blue Note (J) K18P-9271   1983

Freeman Lee, trumpet; Frank Foster, tenor sax; Elmo Hope, piano; Percy Heath, bass; Art Blakey, drums.

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 as New Faces-New Sounds, Blue Note BLP 5029 in 1953 + Elmo Hope Quintet Vol. 2 - New Faces-New Sounds, BLP 5044 in 1954.

Elmo Hope Trio And Quintet   Blue Note CDP 7 84438 2   1991

Freeman Lee, trumpet; Frank Foster, tenor sax; Elmo Hope, piano; Percy Heath, bass; Art Blakey, drums.: same session.

Van Gelder Studio, Hackensack, NJ, May 9, 1954

BN566-3 tk.4Crazy (alternate take)

** same as New Faces-New Sounds, Blue Note BLP 5029 in 1953 + Elmo Hope Quintet Vol. 2 - New Faces-New Sounds, BLP 5044 in 1954 + 3 bonus tracks.

Thelonious Monk   Prestige PRLP 7053   1956

Ray Copeland, trumpet; Frank Foster, tenor sax; Thelonious Monk, piano; Curly Russell, bass; Art Blakey, drums.

Van Gelder Studio, Hackensack, NJ, May 11, 1954

570We See
571Smoke Gets In Your Eyes
572Locomotive
573Hackensack

** also released on Thelonious Monk With Sonny Rollins And Frank Foster - Monk, Prestige PRLP 7053 (later) in 1957+; Original Jazz Classics OJC-016 in 1982, OJCCD-016-2 in 1989. and on We See Thelonious Monk, Prestige PRLP 7245 in 1962, PRST 7245 in 1962. and on The Golden Monk, Prestige PR 7363 in 1965, PRST 7363 in 1965.

Sonny Rollins - Moving Out   Prestige PRLP 7058   1956

Kenny Dorham, trumpet; Sonny Rollins, tenor sax; Elmo Hope, piano; Percy Heath, bass; Art Blakey as "Abdullah Buhaina", drums.

Van Gelder Studio, Hackensack, NJ, August 18, 1954

606Movin' Out
607Swingin' For Bumsy
608Silk N' Satin
609Solid

** also released on Jazz Classics, Prestige PR 7433 in 1966, PRST 7433 in 1966. and on Original Jazz Classics OJC-058 in 1983, OJCCD-058-2 in 1987.

Various Artists - The Other Side Of Blue Note 1500 Series   Blue Note (J) BNJ-61008/10   1984

Kenny Dorham, trumpet; Matthew Gee, trombone; Lou Donaldson, alto sax; Elmo Hope, piano; Percy Heath, bass; Art Blakey, drums.

Van Gelder Studio, Hackensack, NJ, August 22, 1954

tk.10After You've Gone

Kenny Dorham, trumpet; Hank Mobley, tenor sax; Cecil Payne, baritone sax; Horace Silver, piano; Percy Heath, bass; Art Blakey, drums.

Van Gelder Studio, Hackensack, NJ, January 30, 1955

tk.9K.D.'s Cab Ride (Echo Of Spring)

Miles Davis, trumpet; Cannonball Adderley, alto sax; Hank Jones, piano; Sam Jones, bass; Art Blakey, drums.

Van Gelder Studio, Hackensack, NJ, March 9, 1958

tk.7Alison's Uncle (aka Bangoon)

Introducing Joe Gordon   EmArcy MG-36025   1955

Joe Gordon, trumpet; Charlie Rouse, tenor sax; Junior Mance, piano; Jimmy Schenck, bass; Art Blakey, drums.

Fine Sound, NYC, September 3, 1954

10952Grasshopper
10953Flash Gordon
11086Xochimilco

same personnel.

Fine Sound, NYC, September 8, 1954

10948Bous Bier
10949Toll Bridge
10950Lady Bob

** also released on EmArcy (J) EJD-3071 in 1990; Universal (J) UCCM-9106 in 2002.
** part of Blakey Featuring Art Blakey, Verve 314 538 634-2.

Clark Terry, Paul Gonsalves, Joe Gordon, Art Mardigan - The Jazz School   Wing MGW-60002   1955

Joe Gordon, trumpet; Charlie Rouse, tenor sax; Junior Mance, piano; Jimmy Schenck, bass; Art Blakey, drums.: same personnel.

Fine Sound, NYC, September 3, 1954

W249 | 10954Evening Lights

same personnel.

Fine Sound, NYC, September 8, 1954

W254 | 10951Body And Soul

** also released on EmArcy MG-36093 in 1956.

Thelonious Monk, Sonny Rollins   Prestige PRLP 7075   1957

Thelonious Monk, piano; Percy Heath, bass; Art Blakey, drums.

Van Gelder Studio, Hackensack, NJ, September 22, 1954

619Work
620Nutty

** also released on Work!, Prestige PRLP 7169 in 1959. and on The Genius Of Thelonious Monk, Prestige PRST 7656 in 1969. and on Original Jazz Classics OJC-059 in 1983, OJCCD-059-2 in 1987.

Horace Silver And The Jazz Messengers   Blue Note BLP 1518   1956

Kenny Dorham, trumpet; Hank Mobley, tenor sax; Horace Silver, piano; Doug Watkins, bass; Art Blakey, drums.

Van Gelder Studio, Hackensack, NJ, November 13, 1954

tk.3Room 608
tk.6Creepin' In
tk.8Doodlin'
tk.10Stop Time

same personnel.

Van Gelder Studio, Hackensack, NJ, February 6, 1955

tk.3Hippy
tk.5To Whom It May Concern
tk.9Hankerin'
tk.13The Preacher

** also released on Blue Note BST 81518 (pseudo stereo), CDP 7 46140 2 in 1987.

1955

Clark Terry   EmArcy MG-36007   1955

Clark Terry, trumpet; Jimmy Cleveland, trombone; Cecil Payne, baritone sax; Horace Silver, piano; Wendell Marshall, bass; Oscar Pettiford, bass, cello; Art Blakey, drums; Quincy Jones, arranger.

Fine Sound, NYC, January 3, 1955

11094Double Play
11095Slow Boat
11096Swahili
11097Co-op

same personnel.

Fine Sound, NYC, January 4, 1955

11098The Countess
11099Chuckles
11100Tuma
11101Kitten

** also released on Clark Terry + 5, EmArcy (J) 195J-10107 in 1988. and on Verve 314 537 754-2; Universal (J) UCCM-9104 in 2002.

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

Bud Powell, piano; Lloyd Trotman, bass; Art Blakey, drums.

Fine Sound, NYC, January 11, 1955

2154-1Thou Swell (alternate take)
2157-1Tenderly (incomplete)

same personnel.

Fine Sound, 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   1955

Bud Powell, piano; Lloyd Trotman, bass; Art Blakey, drums.: same personnel.

Fine Sound, NYC, January 11, 1955

2154-2Thou Swell
2155-2Someone To Watch Over Me
2156-1Bean And The Boys (aka Lover Come Back To Me)
2157-2Tenderly

same personnel.

Fine Sound, NYC, January 12, 1955

2158-1How High The Moon

** also released on Bud Powell '57, Norgran MGN-1098 in 1956; Verve MGV-8185 in 1958.

Bud Powell's Moods   Norgran MGN-1064   1956

Bud Powell, piano; Lloyd Trotman, bass; Art Blakey, drums.: same session.

Fine Sound, NYC, January 12, 1955

2159-2I Get A Kick Out Of You
2160-1The Best (aka The Best Thing For You)
2161-1You Go To My Head

** also released on Verve MGV-8154 in 1957.

The Genius Of Bud Powell (Volume 2)   Verve VE-2-2526   1978

Bud Powell, piano; Lloyd Trotman, bass; Art Blakey, drums.: same session.

Fine Sound, NYC, January 12, 1955

2159-3I Get A Kick Out Of You (alternate take)

Randy Weston With Art Blakey - Trio And Solo   Riverside RLP 12-227   1957

Randy Weston, piano; Sam Gill, bass; Art Blakey, drums.

Van Gelder Studio, Hackensack, NJ, January 25, 1955

Sweet Sue
Pam's Waltz
Solemn Meditation
Again
Zulu
If You Could See Me Now

** also released on Randy Weston With Art Blakey - Zulu, Jazzland JLP 4 in 1960.
** part of Randy Weston - Zulu, Milestone M-47045 in 1977. and of Randy Weston - Solo, Duo And Trio, Milestone MCD-47085-2 in 2000.

Kenny Dorham - Afro-Cuban   Blue Note BLP 1535   1957

Kenny Dorham, trumpet; Hank Mobley, tenor sax; Cecil Payne, baritone sax; Horace Silver, piano; Percy Heath, bass; Art Blakey, drums.

Van Gelder Studio, Hackensack, NJ, January 30, 1955

tk.2Venetia's Dance
tk.6K.D.'s Motion
tk.12The Villa

Kenny Dorham, trumpet; Jay Jay Johnson, trombone; Hank Mobley, tenor sax; Cecil Payne, baritone sax; Horace Silver, piano; Oscar Pettiford, bass; Art Blakey, drums; Carlos "Patato" Valdes, congas; Richie Goldberg, cowbell #1,3.

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 released on Blue Note CDP 7 46815 2 in 1987.

Kenny Dorham - Afro-Cuban   Blue Note CDP 7 46815 2   1987

Kenny Dorham, trumpet; Jay Jay Johnson, trombone; Hank Mobley, tenor sax; Cecil Payne, baritone sax; Horace Silver, piano; Oscar Pettiford, bass; Art Blakey, drums; Carlos "Patato" Valdes, congas; Richie Goldberg, cowbell.

Van Gelder Studio, Hackensack, NJ, March 29, 1955

tk.2Minor's Holiday (alternate take)

** originally released on Blue Note BLP 1535 in 1957 + 2 bonus tracks.

Julius Watkins Sextet   Blue Note (J) K18P-9273   1983

Julius Watkins, French horn; Hank Mobley, tenor sax #1-3,5; Duke Jordan, piano; Perry Lopez, guitar #2,4,5; Oscar Pettiford, bass; Art Blakey, drums.

Van Gelder Studio, Hackensack, NJ, March 20, 1955

1. tk.4B And B
2. tk.6Garden Delights
3. tk.11Jordu (as Jor-du)
4. tk.13Julie Ann
5. tk.15Sparkling Burgundy

** same as New Faces-New Sounds, Blue Note BLP 5053 in 1954 + Julius Watkins Sextet Vol. 2, BLP 5064 in 1955.

The Complete Blue Note Hank Mobley Fifties Sessions   Mosaic MQ10-181   1998

Hank Mobley, tenor sax; Horace Silver, piano; Doug Watkins, bass; Art Blakey, drums.

Van Gelder Studio, Hackensack, NJ, March 27, 1955

tk.2Walkin' The Fence (alternate take)
tk.6Hank's Pranks (alternate take)

Art Farmer, trumpet; Hank Mobley, tenor sax; Horace Silver, piano; Doug Watkins, bass; Art Blakey, drums.

Van Gelder Studio, Hackensack, NJ, March 8, 1957

tk.5Funk In Deep Freeze (alternate take)

** also released on Mosaic MD6-181 in 1998.
** same as Hank Mobley With Donald Byrd And Lee Morgan, Blue Note BLP 1540 in 1957 + Hank Mobley And His All Stars, BLP 1544 in 1957 + Hank Mobley Quintet, BLP 1550 in 1957 + Hank, BLP 1560 in 1957 + Hank Mobley, BLP 1568 in 1958 + Poppin', (J) GXF-3066 in 1980 + Hank Mobley Quintet Featuring Sonny Clark, (J) BNJ-61006 in 1984 + 20 bonus tracks.

George Wallington And His Band/Hank Mobley Quartet   Blue Note (J) K18P-9276   1983

Hank Mobley, tenor sax; Horace Silver, piano; Doug Watkins, bass; Art Blakey, drums.

Van Gelder Studio, Hackensack, NJ, March 27, 1955

tk.3Walkin' The Fence
tk.5Avila & Tequila
tk.8Hank's Pranks
tk.10Just Coolin'
tk.12My Sin
tk.14Love For Sale

** same as George Wallington And His Band, Blue Note BLP 5045 in 1954 + Hank Mobley Quartet, BLP 5066 in 1955.

Herbie Nichols Trio   Blue Note (J) K18P-9272   1983

Herbie Nichols, piano; Al McKibbon, bass; Art Blakey, drums.

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.

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 as The Prophetic Herbie Nichols Vol. 1, Blue Note BLP 5068 in 1955 + The Prophetic Herbie Nichols Vol. 2, BLP 5069 in 1955.

The Complete Blue Note Recordings Of Herbie Nichols   Mosaic MR5-118   1987

Herbie Nichols, piano; Al McKibbon, bass; Art Blakey, drums.: same personnel.

Van Gelder Studio, Hackensack, NJ, May 6, 1955

tk.2The Third World (alternate take)
tk.8Double Exposure (alternate take)
tk.11Cro-Magnon Nights (alternate take)

same personnel.

Van Gelder Studio, Hackensack, NJ, May 13, 1955

tk.14It Didn't Happen (alternate take)
tk.17Brass Rings (alternate take)
tk.192300 Skidoo (alternate take)
tk.21Shuffle Montgomery (alternate take)

** also released on Mosaic MD3-118 in 1987; Blue Note CDP 7243 8 59352 2 0 in 1997.

Duke Jordan Trio & Quintet   Signal S 1202   1956

Duke Jordan, piano; Percy Heath, bass; Art Blakey, drums.

Van Gelder Studio, Hackensack, NJ, October 10, 1955

110Forecast
109Sultry Eve
112They Can't Take That Away From Me
111Night In Tunisia
113Summertime

Eddie Bert, trombone; Cecil Payne, baritone sax; Duke Jordan, piano; Percy Heath, bass; Art Blakey, drums.

Van Gelder Studio, Hackensack, NJ, November 20, 1955

Flight To Jordan
125Two Loves
Cu-Ba
129Yesterdays
124Scotch Blues

** also released on The Street Swingers, Savoy MG 12149 in 1960. and on Flight To Jordan, Savoy Jazz SJL 1169 in 1986.

Gigi Gryce Orchestra & Quartet   Signal S 1201   1955

Gigi Gryce, alto sax; Thelonious Monk, piano; Percy Heath, bass; Art Blakey, drums.

Van Gelder Studio, Hackensack, NJ, October 15, 1955

116Shuffle Boil
114Brake's Sake
115Gallop's Gallop
117Nica's Tempo

Art Farmer, trumpet; Eddie Bert, trombone; Julius Watkins, French horn; Bill Barber, tuba; Gigi Gryce, alto sax; Cecil Payne, baritone sax; Horace Silver, piano; Oscar Pettiford, bass; Art Blakey, drums; Ernestine Anderson, vocal.

Van Gelder Studio, Hackensack, NJ, October 22, 1955

118Social Call
119(You'll Always Be) The One I Love

** also released on Nica's Tempo, Savoy MG 12137 in 1959.
** part of Gigi Gryce, Duke Jordan, Hall Overton - Signals, Savoy SJL 2231 in 1978.

The Jazz Messengers At The Cafe Bohemia Volume 2   Blue Note BLP 1508   1956

Kenny Dorham, trumpet; Hank Mobley, tenor sax; Horace Silver, piano; Doug Watkins, bass; Art Blakey, drums.

Cafe Bohemia, Greenwich Village, NY, 1st set, November 23, 1955

tk.2Like Someone In Love
tk.4I Waited For You

Kenny Dorham, trumpet; Hank Mobley, tenor sax #1; Horace Silver, piano; Doug Watkins, bass; Art Blakey, drums.

Cafe Bohemia, Greenwich Village, NY, 2nd set, November 23, 1955

1. tk.7Avila & Tequila
2. tk.8Yesterdays

Kenny Dorham, trumpet; Hank Mobley, tenor sax; Horace Silver, piano; Doug Watkins, bass; Art Blakey, drums.

Cafe Bohemia, Greenwich Village, NY, 4th set, November 23, 1955

tk.15Sportin' Crowd
The Theme (incomplete)

** also released on Blue Note BST 81508 (pseudo stereo) in 1966, CDP 7 46522 2 in 1987.

The Jazz Messengers At The Cafe Bohemia Volume 1   Blue Note BLP 1507   1956

Kenny Dorham, trumpet; Hank Mobley, tenor sax; Horace Silver, piano; Doug Watkins, bass; Art Blakey, drums.: same personnel.

Cafe Bohemia, Greenwich Village, NY, 1st set, November 23, 1955

tk.5Minor's Holiday

Kenny Dorham, trumpet #1; Hank Mobley, tenor sax; Horace Silver, piano; Doug Watkins, bass; Art Blakey, drums.

Cafe Bohemia, Greenwich Village, NY, 2nd set, November 23, 1955

1. tk.6Soft Winds
2. tk.10Alone Together

Kenny Dorham, trumpet; Hank Mobley, tenor sax; Horace Silver, piano; Doug Watkins, bass; Art Blakey, drums.

Cafe Bohemia, Greenwich Village, NY, 3rd set, November 23, 1955

tk.12Prince Albert

same personnel.

Cafe Bohemia, Greenwich Village, NY, 4th set, November 23, 1955

tk.19The Theme

** also released on Blue Note BST 81507 (pseudo stereo) in 1966, CDP 7 46521 2 in 1987.

The Jazz Messengers At The Cafe Bohemia Volume 3   Blue Note (J) DY-5805-01   1983

Kenny Dorham, trumpet #2; Hank Mobley, tenor sax #2; Horace Silver, piano; Doug Watkins, bass; Art Blakey, drums.

Cafe Bohemia, Greenwich Village, NY, 2nd set, November 23, 1955

1. tk.9What's New
2. tk.11Deciphering The Message / The Theme

Kenny Dorham, trumpet; Hank Mobley, tenor sax; Horace Silver, piano; Doug Watkins, bass; Art Blakey, drums.

Cafe Bohemia, Greenwich Village, NY, 3rd set, November 23, 1955

tk.13Just One Of Those Things
tk.14Gone With The Wind

same personnel.

Cafe Bohemia, Greenwich Village, NY, 4th set, November 23, 1955

tk.17Hank's Symphony
tk.18Lady Bird

** also scheduled on Blue Note (J) GXF-3074.
** also released on Blue Note (J) BNJ-61007 in 1984.

Donald Byrd - Byrd's Eye View   Transition trlp J-4   1956

Donald Byrd, trumpet; Joe Gordon, trumpet #1,2,4; Hank Mobley, tenor sax #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 released on Esquire (E) 32-013; Transition (J) LNJ-70104, (J) GXF-3123 in 1979.

Various Artists - Jazz In Transition   Transition trlp 30   1956

Donald Byrd, Joe Gordon, trumpet; Horace Silver, piano; Doug Watkins, bass; Art Blakey, drums.

Harvard Square, Cambridge, MA, December 2, 1955

Crazy Rhythm

** also released on Transition (J) GXF-3126 in 1979.

1956

The Unique Thelonious Monk   Riverside RLP 12-209   1956

Thelonious Monk, piano; Oscar Pettiford, bass; Art Blakey, drums.

Van Gelder Studio, Hackensack, NJ, March 17, and April 3, 1956

Liza
Honeysuckle Rose
Darn That Dream
Tea For Two
You Are Too Beautiful
Just You, Just Me

** also released on The Unique Thelonious Monk (stamp), Riverside RLP 12-209 (later) in 1957; Original Jazz Classics OJC-064 in 1983, OJCCD-064-2 in 1987.
** part of The Riverside Trios, Milestone M-47052 in 1979.

The Jazz Messengers   Columbia CL 897   1956

Donald Byrd, trumpet; Hank Mobley, tenor sax; 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 sax; 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 (alternate take)

Donald Byrd, trumpet; Ira Sullivan, trumpet, tenor sax; 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 sax; 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 sax; Horace Silver, piano; Doug Watkins, bass; Art Blakey, drums; Rita Reys, vocal.

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 sax; Kenny Drew, piano; Wilbur Ware, bass; Art Blakey, drums; Rita Reys, vocal.

NYC, June 25, 1956

CO56230My One And Only Love
CO56231Spring Will Be A Little Late This Year

** also released on The Cool Voice Of Rita Reys, Columbia CL 903 in 1956.

Metronome All-Stars 1956   Clef MGC-743   1956

Thad Jones, trumpet; Eddie Bert, trombone; Tony Scott, clarinet; Lee Konitz, alto sax; Al Cohn, Zoot Sims, tenor sax; Serge Chaloff, baritone sax; Teddy Charles, vibes; Billy Taylor, piano; Tal Farlow, guitar; Charles Mingus, bass; Art Blakey, drums.

NYC, June 18, 1956

2860-1Billie's Bounce

** also released on Verve MGV-8030 in 1956+.

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

Stan Getz, tenor sax; 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   1976

Bill Hardman, trumpet; Jackie McLean, alto sax; Sam Dockery, piano; Spanky DeBrest, bass; Art Blakey, drums; Bobby Troup, host.

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   1957

Bill Hardman, trumpet; Jackie McLean, alto sax; Sam Dockery, piano; Spanky DeBrest, bass; Art Blakey, drums.

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

** also released on Art Blakey And The Jazz Messengers - Hard Bop, Columbia PC 36809 in 1980.

Art Blakey And The Jazz Messengers - Drum Suite   Columbia CL 1002   1957

Bill Hardman, trumpet; Jackie McLean, alto sax; Sam Dockery, piano; Spanky DeBrest, bass; Art Blakey, drums.: same session.

NYC, December 13, 1956

CO57028D's Dilemma
CO57029Just For Marty
CO57031Nica's Tempo

Ray Bryant, piano; Oscar Pettiford, bass, cello; Art Blakey, Jo Jones, drums; Charles Wright, drums, tympani, gong; Candido, Sabu, bongos.

NYC, February 22, 1957

CO57063Drum Suite: Oscalypso
CO57064Drum Suite: The Sacrifice
CO57065Drum Suite: Cubano Chant

** also released on Legacy CK 93637 in 2005.

Art Blakey And The Jazz Messengers - Drum Suite   Legacy CK 93637   2005

Donald Byrd, trumpet; Ira Sullivan, trumpet, tenor sax; Kenny Drew, piano; Wilbur Ware, bass; Art Blakey, drums.

NYC, June 25, 1956

CO56233-3The New Message

** originally released on Columbia CL 1002 in 1957 + 3 bonus tracks.

1957

Milt Jackson - Plenty, Plenty Soul   Atlantic LP 1269   1957

Joe Newman, trumpet; Jimmy Cleveland, trombone; Cannonball Adderley as Ronnie Peters, alto sax; Frank Foster, tenor sax; Sahib Shihab, baritone sax; Milt Jackson, vibes; Horace Silver, piano; Percy Heath, bass; Art Blakey, drums; Quincy Jones, arranger.

NYC, January 7, 1957

2439Plenty, Plenty Soul
2440Boogity Boogity
2441Heartstrings

** also released on Atlantic SD 1269 in 1958+, SD 8811 in 1982.

Hank Mobley And His All Stars   Blue Note BLP 1544   1957

Hank Mobley, tenor sax; Milt Jackson, vibes; Horace Silver, piano; Doug Watkins, bass; Art Blakey, drums.

Van Gelder Studio, Hackensack, NJ, January 13, 1957

tk.2Reunion
tk.3Lower Stratosphere
tk.4Don't Walk
tk.6Ultramarine
tk.7Mobley's Musings

** also released on Blue Note BST 81544 (pseudo stereo), CDP 7243 8 37668 2 6 in 1996.
** part of The Complete Blue Note Hank Mobley Fifties Sessions, Mosaic MQ10-181 in 1998, MD6-181 in 1998.

The Jazz Messengers Featuring Art Blakey - Ritual   Pacific Jazz PJM-402   1957

Bill Hardman, trumpet; Jackie McLean, alto sax; Sam Dockery, piano; Spanky DeBrest, bass; Art Blakey, drums.

NYC, January 14, 1957

Sam You Made The Bridge Too Long (as Sam's Tune)
Once Upon A Groove
Touche

same personnel.

NYC, February 11, 1957

Scotch Blues
Comments By Art Blakey
Ritual
Wake Up

** also released on World Pacific WPM-402 in 1958, WP-1275 in 1959. and on Art Blakey And The Jazz Messengers - Ritual!, Pacific Jazz PJ-15 in 1961.

Art Blakey And The Jazz Messengers/The Elmo Hope Quintet Featuring Harold Land   Pacific Jazz PJ-33   1962

Bill Hardman, trumpet; Jackie McLean, alto sax; Sam Dockery, piano; Spanky DeBrest, bass; Art Blakey, drums.: same personnel.

NYC, January 14, 1957

Little T (as Lil T)

same personnel.

NYC, February 11, 1957

Exhibit "A"

A Date With Jimmy Smith Volume One   Blue Note BLP 1547   1957

Donald Byrd, trumpet; Lou Donaldson, alto sax; Hank Mobley, tenor sax; 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 released on Blue Note BST 81547 (pseudo stereo).
** part of The Complete February 1957 Jimmy Smith Blue Note Sessions, Mosaic MQ5-154 in 1994, MD3-154 in 1994.

The Complete February 1957 Jimmy Smith Blue Note Sessions   Mosaic MQ5-154   1994

Jimmy Smith, organ; Eddie McFadden, guitar; Art Blakey, drums.

Manhattan Towers, NYC, February 11, 1957

tk.4First Night Blues

** also released on Mosaic MD3-154 in 1994.
** same as A Date With Jimmy Smith Volume One, Blue Note BLP 1547 in 1957 + A Date With Jimmy Smith Volume Two, BLP 1548 in 1957 + Jimmy Smith At The Organ Volume 1, BLP 1551 in 1957 + Jimmy Smith At The Organ Volume 2, BLP 1552 in 1958 + The Sounds Of Jimmy Smith, BLP 1556 in 1959 + 4 bonus tracks.

The Sounds Of Jimmy Smith   Blue Note BLP 1556   1959

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 released on Blue Note BST 81556 (pseudo stereo).
** part of The Complete February 1957 Jimmy Smith Blue Note Sessions, Mosaic MQ5-154 in 1994, MD3-154 in 1994.

A Date With Jimmy Smith Volume Two   Blue Note BLP 1548   1957

Donald Byrd, trumpet; Lou Donaldson, alto sax; Hank Mobley, tenor sax; 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 released on Blue Note BST 81548 (pseudo stereo) in 1966.
** part of The Complete February 1957 Jimmy Smith Blue Note Sessions, Mosaic MQ5-154 in 1994, MD3-154 in 1994.

Jimmy Smith At The Organ Volume 2   Blue Note BLP 1552   1958

Lou Donaldson, alto sax; 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 released on Blue Note BST 81552 (pseudo stereo) in 1973.
** part of The Complete February 1957 Jimmy Smith Blue Note Sessions, Mosaic MQ5-154 in 1994, MD3-154 in 1994.

Jimmy Smith At The Organ Volume 1   Blue Note BLP 1551   1957

Lou Donaldson, alto sax #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 released on Blue Note BST 81551 (pseudo stereo) in 1966.
** part of The Complete February 1957 Jimmy Smith Blue Note Sessions, Mosaic MQ5-154 in 1994, MD3-154 in 1994.

Cliff Jordan, John Gilmore - Blowing In From Chicago   Blue Note BLP 1549   1957

John Gilmore, Clifford Jordan, tenor sax; Horace Silver, piano; Curly Russell, bass; Art Blakey, drums.

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 released on Blue Note B1-28977 in 1994, CDP 7243 8 28977 2 9 in 1994.
** part of Johnny Griffin, John Coltrane, Hank Mobley - Blowin' Sessions, Blue Note BN-LA521-H2 in 1975.

Cliff Jordan, John Gilmore - Blowing In From Chicago   Blue Note CDP 7243 8 28977 2 9   1994

John Gilmore, Clifford Jordan, tenor sax; Horace Silver, piano; Curly Russell, bass; Art Blakey, drums.: same session.

Van Gelder Studio, Hackensack, NJ, March 3, 1957

tk.5Let It Stand

** originally released on Blue Note BLP 1549 in 1957 + 1 bonus track.

Art Blakey - Orgy In Rhythm Volume One   Blue Note BLP 1554   1957

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, vocal #1,3,4, drums #2; Carlos "Patato" Valdes, Jose Valiente, congas #1,3,4; "Sabu" Martinez, bongos, timbales, vocal #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 released on Blue Note BST 81554 in 1959, (F) 0777 7 89390 2 3 in 1993.
** part of Orgy In Rhythm Volumes One & Two, Blue Note CDP 7243 8 56586 2 4 in 1997.

Art Blakey - Orgy In Rhythm Volume Two   Blue Note BLP 1555   1957

Herbie Mann, flute; Ray Bryant, piano; Wendell Marshall, bass; Jo Jones, Art Taylor, Charles "Specs" Wright, drums; Art Blakey, drums, vocal; Carlos "Patato" Valdes, Jose Valiente, congas; "Sabu" Martinez, bongos, timbales, vocal; Ubaldo Nieto, timbales; Evilio Quntero, concerro, maracas, tee log.

Manhattan Towers, NYC, March 7, 1957

tk.5Elephant Walk
tk.9Abdallah's Delight
tk.12Come Out & Meet Me Tonight
tk.13Amuck

** also released on Blue Note BST 81555 in 1966.
** part of Orgy In Rhythm Volumes One & Two, Blue Note CDP 7243 8 56586 2 4 in 1997.

A Midnight Session With The Jazz Messengers   Elektra EKL-120   1957

Bill Hardman, trumpet; Jackie McLean, alto sax; Sam Dockery, piano; Spanky De Brest, bass; Art Blakey, drums.

Carl Fischer Concert Hall, NYC, March 8 and 9, 1957

Casino
The "Biddie Griddies"
Potpourri
Ugh!
Mirage
Reflections Of Buhainia

** also released on Art Blakey And The Jazz Messengers, Savoy MG-12171 in 1960. and on Art Blakey And The Jazz Messengers - Mirage, Savoy SJL 1112 in 1977, ZDS 4409 in 1988.

Art Blakey And The Jazz Messengers - Mirage   Savoy ZDS 4409   1988

Bill Hardman, trumpet; Jackie McLean, alto sax; Sam Dockery, piano; Spanky De Brest, bass; Art Blakey, drums.: same session.

Carl Fischer Concert Hall, NYC, March 8 and 9, 1957

Reflections Of Buhainia

** originally released on A Midnight Session With The Jazz Messengers, Elektra EKL-120 in 1957 + 1 bonus track.

A Midnight Session With The Jazz Messengers   Elektra EKL 120-X   1958

Bill Hardman, trumpet; Jackie McLean, alto sax; Sam Dockery, piano; Spanky De Brest, bass; Art Blakey, drums.: same session.

Carl Fischer Concert Hall, NYC, March 8 and 9, 1957

Study In Rhythm

Hank Mobley Quintet   Blue Note BLP 1550   1957

Art Farmer, trumpet; Hank Mobley, tenor sax; Horace Silver, piano; Doug Watkins, bass; Art Blakey, drums.

Van Gelder Studio, Hackensack, NJ, March 8, 1957

tk.1Wham And They're Off
tk.6Funk In Deep Freeze
tk.7Startin' From Scratch
tk.8Stella-Wise
tk.9Base On Balls
tk.10Fin De L'affaire (as End Of The Affair)

** also released on Blue Note CDP 7 46816 2 in 1987.
** part of The Complete Blue Note Hank Mobley Fifties Sessions, Mosaic MQ10-181 in 1998, MD6-181 in 1998.

Various Artists - 40 Years Of Jazz: The Best Of Blue Note, Box 2   Blue Note (Du) 1A 158-83385/8   1983

Art Farmer, trumpet; Hank Mobley, tenor sax; Horace Silver, piano; Doug Watkins, bass; Art Blakey, drums.: same session.

Van Gelder Studio, Hackensack, NJ, March 8, 1957

tk.4Wham And They're Off (alternate take)

Art Blakey's Jazz Messengers - Selections From Lerner And Loewe's...   Vik LX-1103   1957

Bill Hardman, trumpet; John Griffin, tenor sax; Sam (Bill) Dockery, piano; Jimmy De Brest, bass; Art Blakey, drums.

Webster Hall, NYC, March 13, 1957

I Could Have Danced All Night
On The Street Where You Live
There But For You Go I
They Call The Wind Maria
I Talk To The Trees
Almost Like Being In Love

** also released on Art Blakey & His Jazz Messengers 1957 - Second Edition, Bluebird 07863-66661-2 in 1995.

Art Blakey & His Jazz Messengers 1957 - Second Edition   Bluebird 07863-66661-2   1995

Bill Hardman, Lee Morgan, trumpet; Melba Liston, trombone; Sahib Shihab, alto sax; Johnny Griffin, tenor sax; Cecil Payne, baritone sax; Wynton Kelly, piano; Jimmy ("Spanky") DeBrest, bass; Art Blakey, drums.

RCA Victor Studio No. 3, NYC, April 2, 1957

A Night At Tony's (take 3)
A Night At Tony's (take 4)
Social Call (take 4)

Bill Hardman, trumpet; Jackie McLean as Ferris Bender, alto sax; John Griffin, tenor sax; Sam Dockery, piano; Jimmy De Brest, bass; Art Blakey, drums; Art Blakey, arranger, conductor.

RCA Victor Studio No. 3, NYC, April 8, 1957

Off The Wall (take 5)
Couldn't It Be You? (take 3)

** originally released on Art Blakey's Jazz Messengers - Selections From Lerner And Loewe's..., Vik LX-1103 in 1957 + 5 bonus tracks.

Art Blakey And The Jazz Messengers - Tough!   Cadet LP-4049   1966

Bill Hardman, trumpet; Jackie McLean, alto sax; 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 Max Roach/Art Blakey, Chess 2ACMJ-406 in 1976. and of Max Roach, Art Blakey - Percussion Discussion, Chess CH2-92511 in 1984.

Johnny Griffin Vol. 2 - A Blowing Session   Blue Note BLP 1559   1957

Lee Morgan, trumpet; John Coltrane, Johnny Griffin, Hank Mobley, tenor sax; Wynton Kelly, piano; Paul Chambers, bass; Art Blakey, drums.

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 released on Blue Note CDP 7 81559 2 in 1988, 7243 4 99009 2 9 in 1999.
** part of Johnny Griffin, John Coltrane, Hank Mobley - Blowin' Sessions, Blue Note BN-LA521-H2 in 1975.

Johnny Griffin Vol. 2 - A Blowing Session   Blue Note 7243 4 99009 2 9   1999

Lee Morgan, trumpet; John Coltrane, Johnny Griffin, Hank Mobley, tenor sax; Wynton Kelly, piano; Paul Chambers, bass; Art Blakey, drums.: same session.

Van Gelder Studio, Hackensack, NJ, April 6, 1957

tk.1Smokestack (alternate take)

** originally released on Blue Note BLP 1559 in 1957 + 1 bonus track.

Art Blakey's Jazz Messengers - A Night In Tunisia   Vik LX-1115   1958

Bill Hardman, trumpet; Jackie McLean as Ferris Bender, alto sax; John Griffin, tenor sax; Sam Dockery, piano; Jimmy De Brest, bass; Art Blakey, drums; Art Blakey, arranger, conductor.

RCA Victor Studio No. 3, NYC, April 8, 1957

H4JB3338Off The Wall
H4JB3339A Night In Tunisia
H4JB3340Couldn't It Be You?
H4JB3341Theory Of Art
H4JB3342Evans

** also released on Art Blakey & The Jazz Messengers - Theory Of Art, RCA Bluebird 6286-1-RB in 1987, 6286-2-RB in 1987.

Art Blakey & The Jazz Messengers - Theory Of Art   RCA Bluebird 6286-1-RB   1987

Bill Hardman, Lee Morgan, trumpet; Melba Liston, trombone; Sahib Shihab, alto sax; Johnny Griffin, tenor sax; Cecil Payne, baritone sax; Wynton Kelly, piano; Jimmy ("Spanky") DeBrest, bass; Art Blakey, drums.

RCA Victor Studio No. 3, NYC, April 2, 1957

Social Call (previously unreleased)

** originally released on Art Blakey's Jazz Messengers - A Night In Tunisia, Vik LX-1115 in 1958 + 1 bonus track.

Art Blakey & The Jazz Messengers - Theory Of Art   RCA Bluebird 6286-2-RB   1987

Bill Hardman, Lee Morgan, trumpet; Melba Liston, trombone; Sahib Shihab, alto sax; Johnny Griffin, tenor sax; Cecil Payne, baritone sax; Wynton Kelly, piano; Jimmy ("Spanky") DeBrest, bass; Art Blakey, drums.: same session.

RCA Victor Studio No. 3, NYC, April 2, 1957

A Night At Tony's (previously unreleased)

** originally released on Art Blakey's Jazz Messengers - A Night In Tunisia, Vik LX-1115 in 1958 + 2 bonus tracks.

Sonny Rollins Vol. 2   Blue Note BLP 1558   1957

Jay Jay Johnson, trombone #1,2,4-6; Sonny Rollins, tenor sax; Horace Silver, piano #1,2,4-6; Thelonious Monk, piano #3,6; Paul Chambers, bass; Art Blakey, drums.

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 released on Blue Note BST 81558 (pseudo stereo), CDP 7 46818 2 in 1987, CDP 7 81558 2 in 1987, ST-81558 in 1997.

Art Blakey And His Jazz Messengers With Sabu And A Bongo - Cu-Bop   Jubilee JLP-1049   1958

Bill Hardman, trumpet; Johnny Griffin, tenor sax; Sam Dockery, piano; "Spanky" DeBrest, bass; Art Blakey, drums; Sabu, congas, bongos.

NYC, May 13, 1957

Woodyn' You
Sakeena
Shorty
Dawn On The Harvest

** also released on Art Blakey's Jazz Messengers With Sabu, Josie Jazz Series JJM-3501 in 1962, JJS-3501 in 1962.

Art Blakey's Jazz Messengers With Thelonious Monk   Atlantic LP 1278   1958

Bill Hardman, trumpet; Johnny Griffin, tenor sax; 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 released on Atlantic SD 1278 in 1958+.

Thelonious Monk Septet - Monk's Music   Riverside RLP 12-242   1957

Ray Copeland, trumpet #1,3-5; Gigi Gryce, alto sax #1,3-5; Coleman Hawkins, tenor sax; John Coltrane, tenor sax #1,3-5; Thelonious Monk, piano; Wilbur Ware, bass; Art Blakey, drums.

Reeves Sound Studios, NYC, June 25 and 26, 1957

1.Well, You Needn't
2.Ruby, My Dear
3.Off Minor (take 5)
4.Epistrophy
5.Crepescule With Nellie (re-take 6)

** also released on Thelonious Monk Featuring John Coltrane - Monk's Music, Riverside R-3004 in 1967, RS-3004 in 1967. and on Original Jazz Classics OJC-084 in 1983, OJCCD-084-2 in 1987.

Various Artists - Blues For Tomorrow   Riverside RLP 12-243   1957

East Coast All-Stars: Ray Copeland, trumpet; Gigi Gryce, alto sax; John Coltrane, Coleman Hawkins, tenor sax; Wilbur Ware, bass; Art Blakey, drums.

Reeves Sound Studios, NYC, June 25 and 26, 1957

Blues For Tomorrow

** also released on Original Jazz Classics OJC-030 in 1982, OJCCD-030-2 in 1994.

Thelonious Monk With John Coltrane - The Complete 1957 Riverside Recordings   Riverside RCD2-30027-2   2006

East Coast All-Stars: Ray Copeland, trumpet; Gigi Gryce, alto sax; John Coltrane, Coleman Hawkins, tenor sax; Wilbur Ware, bass; Art Blakey, drums.: same session.

Reeves Sound Studios, NYC, June 25 and 26, 1957

Blues For Tomorrow (first stereo release)

Ray Copeland, trumpet; Gigi Gryce, alto sax; John Coltrane, Coleman Hawkins, tenor sax; Thelonious Monk, piano; Wilbur Ware, bass; Art Blakey, drums.

Crepuscule With Nellie (take 2)

Thelonious Monk With John Coltrane   Jazzland JLP 46   1961

Ray Copeland, trumpet; Gigi Gryce, alto sax; John Coltrane, Coleman Hawkins, tenor sax; Thelonious Monk, piano; Wilbur Ware, bass; Art Blakey, drums.: same session.

Reeves Sound Studios, NYC, June 25 and 26, 1957

Off Minor (alternate master) (take 4)
Epistrophy (alternate master) (short version)

** also released on Jazzland JLP 946S in 1961; Original Jazz Classics OJC-039 in 1982, OJCCD-039-2 in 1987, OJC-31989-02 in 2010. and on The Historic Teaming Of Thelonious Monk And John Coltrane - Monk & Coltrane, Riverside RM 490 in 1966, RS 9490 in 1966.

Thelonious Monk & John Coltrane - Monk/Trane   Milestone M-47011   1973

Ray Copeland, trumpet; Gigi Gryce, alto sax; John Coltrane, Coleman Hawkins, tenor sax; Thelonious Monk, piano; Wilbur Ware, bass; Art Blakey, drums.: same session.

Reeves Sound Studios, NYC, June 25 and 26, 1957

Epistrophy (fragment)

Thelonious Monk - The Complete Riverside Recordings   Riverside R-022   1986

Ray Copeland, trumpet; Gigi Gryce, alto sax; John Coltrane, Coleman Hawkins, tenor sax; Thelonious Monk, piano; Wilbur Ware, bass; Art Blakey, drums.: same session.

Reeves Sound Studios, NYC, June 25 and 26, 1957

Crepuscule With Nellie (take 1)
Crepuscule With Nellie (breakdown)
Crepuscule With Nellie (edited: re-takes 4 & 5)
Well, You Needn't (opening)

** also released on Riverside 15RCD-022-2.

Count Basie, Joe Williams And Art Blakey - Sessions, Live   Calliope CAL 3008   1976

Bill Hardman, trumpet; Johnny Griffin, tenor sax; Sam Dockery, piano; Spanky DeBrest, bass; Art Blakey, drums; Bobby Troup, host.

KABC-TV, Stars Of Jazz #56. 1957-#30, July 29, 1957

I Mean You (as Stick Ball Swing)
Blue Monk

same session.

Evidence (as Justice)

Art Blakeys Jazz Messengers - Hard Drive - Out Of This World...And The Next World Too   Bethlehem BCP-6023   1957

Bill Hardman, trumpet; Johnny Griffin, tenor sax; Sam Dockery, piano; Spanky DeBrest, bass; Art Blakey, drums.

NYC, October 9, 1957

Deo-X

Bill Hardman, trumpet; Johnny Griffin, tenor sax; Junior Mance, piano; Spanky DeBrest, bass; Art Blakey, drums.

NYC, October 11, 1957

For Minors Only
6442Right Down Front
Sweet Sakeena
For Miles And Miles
Krafty
6443Late Spring

** also released on Art Blakey's Jazz Messengers - Hard Drive, Bethlehem BCP-6023 (later) in 1960. and on Art Blakey - For Minors Only, West Wind (G) WW 2065.

John Coltrane - The Bethlehem Years   Bethlehem 20-50012   1994

Donald Byrd, Ray Copeland, Bill Hardman, Idrees Sulieman, trumpet; Jimmy Cleveland, Melba Liston, Frank Rehak, trombone; Bill Graham, Sahib Shihab, alto sax; Al Cohn, John Coltrane, tenor sax; Bill Slapin, baritone sax; 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 sax; 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   1958

Donald Byrd, Ray Copeland, Bill Hardman, Idrees Sulieman, trumpet; Jimmy Cleveland, Melba Liston, Frank Rehak, trombone; Bill Graham, Sahib Shihab, alto sax; Al Cohn, John Coltrane, tenor sax; Bill Slapin, baritone sax; 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 sax; Walter Bishop Jr., piano; Wendell Marshall, bass; Art Blakey, drums.

Pristine
Tippin'

1958

Jimmy Smith - Confirmation   Blue Note LT-992   1979

Lee Morgan, trumpet; Lou Donaldson, alto sax; Tina Brooks, tenor sax; 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   1958

Lee Morgan, trumpet; Lou Donaldson, alto sax; Tina Brooks, tenor sax; Jimmy Smith, organ; Kenny Burrell, guitar; Art Blakey, drums.: same session.

Manhattan Towers, NYC, February 25, 1958

tk.13Au Private

** also released on Blue Note BST 84002 in 1971.

Jimmy Smith - The Sermon!   Blue Note BLP 4011   1959

Lee Morgan, trumpet; Lou Donaldson, alto sax #2; Tina Brooks, tenor sax #2; Jimmy Smith, organ; Kenny Burrell, guitar; Art Blakey, drums.

Manhattan Towers, NYC, February 25, 1958

1. tk.14Flamingo
2. tk.15The Sermon

** also released on Blue Note BST 84011 in 1960.

Cannonball Adderley - Somethin' Else   Blue Note BLP 1595   1958

Miles Davis, trumpet #1-4; Cannonball Adderley, alto sax; Hank Jones, piano; Sam Jones, bass; Art Blakey, drums.

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 released on Blue Note BST 81595 in 1959, BN-LA169-F in 1973+, CDP 7 46338 2 in 1986, ST-46338 in 1997.

Various Artists - Blue Trails: The Rare Tracks   Blue Note (J) TOCJ-1601   1996

Lee Morgan, trumpet; Tina Brooks, tenor sax; Sonny Clark, piano; Doug Watkins, bass; Art Blakey, drums.

Van Gelder Studio, Hackensack, NJ, March 16, 1958

tk.3Minor Move (alternate take)

Tina Brooks - Minor Move   Blue Note (J) GXF-3072   1980

Lee Morgan, trumpet; Tina Brooks, tenor sax; Sonny Clark, piano; Doug Watkins, bass; Art Blakey, drums.: same session.

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 released on Blue Note (J) GXK-8162 in 1981, (J) BRP-8043 in 1992.
** part of The Complete Blue Note Recordings Of The Tina Brooks Quintets, Mosaic MR4-106 in 1985.

Jimmy Smith - Cool Blues   Blue Note LT-1054   1980

Lou Donaldson, alto sax; Tina Brooks, tenor sax; Jimmy Smith, organ; Eddie McFadden, guitar; Art Blakey, drums.

Smalls Paradise, Harlem, NY, 3rd set, April 7, 1958

tk.11A Night In Tunisia
tk.12Dark Eyes
tk.13Groovin' At Small's

** also released on Blue Note CDP 7 84441 2 in 1990.

Gil Evans - New Bottle Old Wine   World Pacific WP-1246   1958

Johnny Coles, Louis Mucci, Ernie Royal, trumpet; Joe Bennett, Tom Mitchell, Frank Rehak, trombone; Julius Watkins, French horn; Harvey Phillips, tuba; Cannonball Adderley, alto sax; 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 released on World Pacific STEREO-1011 in 1959. and on Gil Evans Orchestra Featuring Cannonball Adderley, World Pacific WP-1298 in 1960, STEREO-1298 in 1960; Pacific Jazz PJ-40 in 1962, ST-40 in 1962.
** part of Pacific Standard Time, Blue Note BN-LA461-H2 in 1975.

Various Artists - The Sound Of Big Band Jazz In Hi-Fi!   World Pacific WP-1257   1959

Johnny Coles, Louis Mucci, Ernie Royal, trumpet; Joe Bennett, Tom Mitchell, Frank Rehak, trombone; Julius Watkins, French horn; Harvey Phillips, tuba; Cannonball Adderley, alto sax; 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 (alternate take)

** also released on World Pacific JWC-514 in 1959?, STEREO-1015 in 1959.

Kenny Burrell - Swingin'   Blue Note (J) GXF-3070   1980

Louis Smith, trumpet; Tina Brooks, Junior Cook, tenor sax; 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 sax; 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 released on Blue Note (J) GXK-8155 in 1980.

Kenny Burrell - Blue Lights Volume 1   Blue Note BLP 1596   1958

Louis Smith, trumpet; Tina Brooks, Junior Cook, tenor sax; 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 sax #2; Bobby Timmons, piano; Kenny Burrell, guitar; Sam Jones, bass; Art Blakey, drums.

1. tk.11Autumn In New York
2. tk.14Caravan

** also released on Blue Note BST 81596 in 1967.

Kenny Burrell - Blue Lights Volume 2   Blue Note BLP 1597   1961

Louis Smith, trumpet; Junior Cook, tenor sax #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 sax; Bobby Timmons, piano; Kenny Burrell, guitar; Sam Jones, bass; Art Blakey, drums.

tk.10Chuckin'
tk.12Rock Salt

** also released on Blue Note BST 81597 in 1967.

Jimmy Smith - Six Views Of The Blues   Blue Note 7243 5 21435 2 8   1999

Cecil Payne, baritone sax; Jimmy Smith, organ; Kenny Burrell, guitar; Art Blakey, drums.

Van Gelder Studio, Hackensack, NJ, July 16, 1958

tk.3St. Louis Blues
tk.9Blues No. 1

Jimmy Smith - The Singles   Blue Note (J) K18P-9280   1983

Cecil Payne, baritone sax; Jimmy Smith, organ; Kenny Burrell, guitar; Art Blakey, drums.: same session.

Van Gelder Studio, Hackensack, NJ, July 16, 1958

tk.8The Swingin' Shepherd Blues

Cannonball Adderley With Milt Jackson - Things Are Getting Better   Riverside RLP 12-286   1959

Julian 'Cannonball' Adderley, alto sax; Milt Jackson, vibes; Wynton Kelly, piano; Percy Heath, bass; Art Blakey, drums.

Reeves Sound Studios, 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 released on Riverside RLP 1128 in 1959; Original Jazz Classics OJC-032 in 1982, OJCCD-032-2 in 1988, OJC-34602-02 in 2013.
** part of Cannonball Adderley - Cannonball And Eight Giants, Milestone MSP-47001 in 1973.

Cannonball Adderley With Milt Jackson - Things Are Getting Better   Original Jazz Classics OJCCD-032-2   1988

Julian 'Cannonball' Adderley, alto sax; Milt Jackson, vibes; Wynton Kelly, piano; Percy Heath, bass; Art Blakey, drums.: same session.

Reeves Sound Studios, NYC, October 28, 1958

Serves Me Right (take 4)
The Sidewalks Of New York (take 4)

** originally released on Riverside RLP 12-286 in 1959 + 2 bonus tracks.

Cannonball Adderley - Cannonball And Eight Giants   Milestone MSP-47001   1973

Julian 'Cannonball' Adderley, alto sax; Milt Jackson, vibes; Wynton Kelly, piano; Percy Heath, bass; Art Blakey, drums.: same session.

Reeves Sound Studios, NYC, October 28, 1958

A Few Words

** same as Cannonball Adderley With Milt Jackson - Things Are Getting Better, Riverside RLP 12-286 in 1959 + 8 bonus tracks.

Art Blakey And The Jazz Messengers - Moanin'   Blue Note BLP 4003   1958

Lee Morgan, trumpet; Benny Golson, tenor sax; Bobby Timmons, piano; Jymie Merritt, bass; Art Blakey, drums.

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 released on Blue Note BST 84003 in 1959, CDP 7 46516 2 in 1987, ST-46516 in 1997.

Art Blakey And The Jazz Messengers - Moanin'   Blue Note CDP 7 46516 2   1987

Lee Morgan, trumpet; Benny Golson, tenor sax; Bobby Timmons, piano; Jymie Merritt, bass; Art Blakey, drums.: same session.

Van Gelder Studio, Hackensack, NJ, October 30, 1958

tk.2Moanin' (alternate take)

** originally released on Blue Note BLP 4003 in 1958 + 1 bonus track.

Art Blakey - Drums Around The Corner   Blue Note 7243 5 21455 2 2   1999

Lee Morgan, trumpet; Bobby Timmons, piano; Jymie Merritt, bass; Roy Haynes, drums; Art Blakey, Philly Joe Jones, drums, tympani; 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.

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 Volume 1   Blue Note BLP 4004   1959

Donald Byrd, trumpet #2,3; Ray Bryant, piano; Wendell Marshall, bass; Art Taylor, drums; Art Blakey, drums, chant; Philly Joe Jones, drums, chant, vocal; 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 released on Blue Note BST 84004 in 1966.

Art Blakey - Holiday For Skins Volume 2   Blue Note BLP 4005   1959

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, vocal; 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 released on Blue Note BST 84005 in 1966.

Art Blakey And The Jazz Messengers - Live In Holland, 1958   Bandstand (It) BDCD 1532   1991

Lee Morgan, trumpet; Benny Golson, tenor sax; Bobby Timmons, piano; Jymie Merritt, bass; Art Blakey, drums.

Kurhaus, Scheveningen, The Hague, Holland, November 19, 1958

Moanin'
Along Came Betty
I Remember Clifford
Whisper Not
A Night In Tunisia

** also released on Bandstand (J) TKCB-30442 in 1991. and on Live In Holland 1958, Bandstand (J) TKCB-70820 in 1995. and on Lee Morgan With Art Blakey & The Jazz Messengers - I Remember Clifford, Candid (E) CCD79555 in 2011.

Art Blakey's Jazz Messengers - Olympia Concert   Fontana (F) 680.202 ML   1959

Lee Morgan, trumpet; Benny Golson, tenor sax; Bobby Timmons, piano; Jimmy 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 released on Art Blakey And The Jazz Messengers - Olympia Concert, Fontana (Du) 680 202 TL in 1960, (E) TFL 5116 in 1961. and on Paris Concert, Epic LA 16009 in 1962. and on Mercury (Du) 6444 700 in 1970s. and on 1958-Paris Olympia, Fontana (Du) 832 659-2 in 1987.

Art Blakey's Jazz Messengers - Olympia Concert   Mercury (Du) 6444 700   1970s

Lee Morgan, trumpet; Benny Golson, tenor sax; Bobby Timmons, piano; Jimmy 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

** originally released on Fontana (F) 680.202 ML in 1959 + 3 bonus tracks.

Art Blakey's Jazz Messengers - Live In The '50s   Jazz Band (E) EBCD 2128-2   1996

Lee Morgan, trumpet; Benny Golson, tenor sax; Bobby Timmons, piano; Jymie Merritt, bass; Art Blakey, drums.

Kurhaus, Scheveningen, The Hague, Holland, November 29, 1958

Introduction
Moanin'
Along Came Betty
I Remember Clifford
Whisper Not
A Night In Tunisia

Lee Morgan, trumpet; Wayne Shorter, tenor sax; Walter Davis, piano; Jymie Merritt, bass; Art Blakey, drums.

Theatre Des Champs-Elysees, Paris, France, November 15, 1959

Introduction
No Problem

Art Blakey - Live In Scheveningen 1958: The Lost Recordings   Fondamenta (F) FON-1804034 (CD)   2018

Lee Morgan, trumpet; Benny Golson, tenor sax; Bobby Timmons, piano; Jymie Merritt, bass; Art Blakey, drums.

Kurhaus, Scheveningen, The Hague, Holland, November 29, 1958

Announcement By Art Blakey
-
Evidence / Justice

same session.

Just By Myself
Announcement By Art Blakey
-
Now Is The Time
Announcement By Art Blakey

** originally released on Fondamenta (F) FON-1804034 in 2018 + 3 bonus tracks.

Art Blakey & The Jazz Messengers - Drivin' Hard In Zurich   Hard Note Recordings (Swi) HD041258   2009

Lee Morgan, trumpet; Benny Golson, tenor sax; 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 sax #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 and 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 sax; 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 sax; 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 sax; 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

Blue Mitchell - Out Of The Blue   Riverside RLP 12-293   1959

Blue Mitchell, trumpet; Benny Golson, tenor sax; Wynton Kelly, piano; Sam Jones, bass #1,3,4; Paul Chambers, bass #2,5,6; Art Blakey, drums.

Reeves Sound Studios, NYC, December, 1958

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 released on Riverside RLP 1131 in 1959; Original Jazz Classics OJCCD-667-2 in 1991.

Various Artists - New Blue Horns   Riverside RLP 12-294   1959

Blue Mitchell, trumpet; Benny Golson, tenor sax; Cedar Walton, piano; Paul Chambers, bass; Art Blakey, drums.

Reeves Sound Studios, NYC, December, 1958

Studio B

** also released on Original Jazz Classics OJC-256 in 1986, OJCCD-256-2 in 1995.

1959 (age 40)

Sonny Clark - My Conception   Blue Note (J) GXF-3056   1979

Donald Byrd, trumpet; Hank Mobley, tenor sax; Sonny Clark, piano; Paul Chambers, bass; Art Blakey, drums.

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 released on Blue Note (J) GXK-8158 in 1980.

Art Blakey & The Jazz Messengers - At The Jazz Corner Of The World Vol. 1   Blue Note BLP 4015   1959

Lee Morgan, trumpet; Hank Mobley, tenor sax; 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 (aka Evidence)

** also released on Blue Note BST 84015 in 1960.
** part of At The Jazz Corner Of The World, Blue Note CDP 7243 8 28888 2 6 in 1994.

Art Blakey & The Jazz Messengers - At The Jazz Corner Of The World Vol. 2   Blue Note BLP 4016   1960

Lee Morgan, trumpet; Hank Mobley, tenor sax; Bobby Timmons, piano; Jymie Merritt, bass; Art Blakey, drums; Pee Wee Marquette, announcer.: same session.

Birdland, NYC, April 15, 1959

M And M
Chicken An' Dumplins
Hi-Fly
Art's Revelation
The Theme (long version)

** also released on Blue Note BST 84016 in 1961.
** part of At The Jazz Corner Of The World, Blue Note CDP 7243 8 28888 2 6 in 1994.

Art Blakey & The Jazz Messengers - Holland 1958-Newport 1959   Solar Records (Sp) 4569962   2015

Lee Morgan, trumpet; Hank Mobley, tenor sax; Bobby Timmons, piano; Jymie Merritt, bass; Art Blakey, drums.

Newport Jazz Festival, Newport, RI, July 4, 1959

M&M
Close Your Eyes
Moanin' #2
A Night In Tunisia #2

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 sax #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 Penthouse Sound Studios, NYC, July 28 and 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 released 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 Penthouse Sound Studios, NYC, July 28 and 29, 1959

No Hay Problema (2nd version)

** originally released on Fontana (F) 680 203 ML + 1 bonus track.

Kenny Burrell With Art Blakey - On View At The Five Spot Cafe   Blue Note BLP 4021   1960

Tina Brooks, tenor sax; 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.11Lady 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.1936-23-36

Bobby Timmons, piano; Kenny Burrell, guitar; Ben Tucker, bass; Art Blakey, drums.

Five Spot Cafe, NYC, 5th set, August 25, 1959

tk.22Lover Man

** also released on Blue Note BST 84021, CDP 7 46538 2 in 1987.

Benny Golson - Groovin' With Golson   New Jazz NJLP 8220   1959

Curtis Fuller, trombone; Benny Golson, tenor sax; Ray Bryant, piano; Paul Chambers, bass; Art Blakey, drums.

Van Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs, NJ, August 28, 1959

1833My Blues House
1834I Didn't Know What Time It Was
1835The Stroller
1836Yesterdays
1837Drumboogie

** also released on Original Jazz Classics OJC-226 in 1986, OJCCD-226-2 in 1992.

Art Blakey & The Jazz Messengers - Copenhagen 1959   Royal Jazz (D) RJD 516   1991

Lee Morgan, trumpet; Wayne Shorter, tenor sax; 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   1981

Lee Morgan, trumpet; Wayne Shorter, tenor sax; Walter Davis Jr., piano; Jymie Merritt, bass; Art Blakey, drums; Dizzy Reece, congas #5,6.

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   1960

Lee Morgan, trumpet; Wayne Shorter, tenor sax; Walter Davis, 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 Town

Art Blakey - Are You Real   Moon (It) MCD 071-2   1995

Lee Morgan, trumpet; Wayne Shorter, tenor sax; Walter Davis, 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 sax; John Hicks, piano; Victor Sproles, bass; Art Blakey, drums.

Cine-Tele Sound Studio, London, England, March 7, 1965

On The Ginza (as On The Ginsa)
Lament For Stacy
The Egyptian (as The Egyptians)
I Can't Get Started
Buhaina Chant

Art Blakey & The Jazz Messengers - Live In Paris 1959   Jazz Hour (Eu) JHR 73952   2015

Lee Morgan, trumpet; Wayne Shorter, tenor sax; Walter Davis Jr., piano; Jymie Merritt, bass; Art Blakey, drums.

Theatre Des Champs-Elysees, Paris, France, November 15, 1959

Drum Chorus
Bouncing With Bud
Along Came Betty

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

Lee Morgan, trumpet; Wayne Shorter, tenor sax; Walter Davis Jr., piano; Jymie Merritt, bass; Art Blakey, drums.: same personnel.

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   1989

Lee Morgan, trumpet; Wayne Shorter, tenor sax; 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 sax; 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 sax; Wayne Shorter, tenor sax; 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 sax; Walter Davis Jr., piano; Jymie Merritt, bass; Art Blakey, drums.

The Midget
A Night In Tunisia

** also released on Art Blakey In Paris Featuring Bud Powell And Lee Morgan, Epic LA 16017, BA 17017.

1960

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

Lee Morgan, trumpet; Clifford Jordan, tenor sax; Wynton Kelly, piano; Paul Chambers, bass; Art Blakey, drums.

Bell Sound Studios, Studio B, NYC, February 3, 1960

tk.4Running Brook (1st version)

same personnel.

Bell Sound Studios, Studio B, NYC, February 8, 1960

tk.7Off Spring (alternate take)
tk.3Bess (alternate take)
tk.9Running Brook (alternate take)

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

Lee Morgan, trumpet; Clifford Jordan, tenor sax; Wynton Kelly, piano; Paul Chambers, bass; Art Blakey, drums.: same personnel.

Bell Sound Studios, Studio B, NYC, February 3, 1960

tk.6Terrible "T" (1st version)

same personnel.

Bell Sound Studios, Studio B, NYC, February 8, 1960

tk.8I'm A Fool To Want You (alternate take 2)

Hank Mobley - Soul Station   Blue Note BLP 4031   1960

Hank Mobley, tenor sax; Wynton Kelly, piano; Paul Chambers, bass; Art Blakey, drums.

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 released on Blue Note BST 84031, CDP 7 46528 2 in 1987, ST-46528 in 1997.

Lee Morgan - Genius   Tradiition 2079

Lee Morgan, trumpet; Clifford Jordan, tenor sax; Wynton Kelly, piano; Paul Chambers, bass; Art Blakey, drums.

Bell Sound Studios, Studio B, NYC, February 8, 1960

tk.1Mogie (alternate take 1)

Lee Morgan   GNP Crescendo GNPS 2-2074   1973

Lee Morgan, trumpet; Clifford Jordan, tenor sax; Wynton Kelly, piano; Paul Chambers, bass; Art Blakey, drums.: same session.

Bell Sound Studios, Studio B, NYC, February 8, 1960

tk.2Mogie (alternate take 2)
tk.7Terrible "T" (alternate take)
tk.1I'm A Fool To Want You (alternate take 1)

** also released on GNP Crescendo GNPD 2074.

Here's Lee Morgan   Vee-Jay VJLP 3007   1960

Lee Morgan, trumpet; Clifford Jordan, tenor sax; Wynton Kelly, piano; Paul Chambers, bass; Art Blakey, drums.: same session.

Bell Sound Studios, 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 released on Vee-Jay VJSR 3007 in 1960; Affinity (E) AFF 143 in 1985; Vee-Jay (J) FHCY-1011/12, NVJ2-910 in 1993.
** part of The Complete Vee Jay Lee Morgan - Wayne Shorter Sessions, Mosaic MD6-202 in 2000.

The Complete Blue Note Recordings Of Art Blakey's 1960 Jazz Messengers   Mosaic MR10-141   1992

Lee Morgan, trumpet; Wayne Shorter, tenor sax; Bobby Timmons, piano; Jymie Merritt, bass; Art Blakey, drums.

Van Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs, NJ, March 6, 1960

tk.1It's Only A Paper Moon (alternate take)

same personnel.

Van Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs, NJ, August 7, 1960

tk.3When Your Lover Has Gone
tk.9Sleeping Dancer Sleep On (alternate take)
tk.15Sincerely Diana (alternate take)

same personnel.

Van Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs, NJ, March 14, 1961

tk.6The Witch Doctor (alternate take)

same personnel.

Van Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs, NJ, May 27, 1961

tk.2The Back Sliders (alternate take)

** also released on Mosaic MD6-141 in 1992.
** same as Art Blakey & The Jazz Messengers - The Big Beat, Blue Note BLP 4029 in 1960 + Art Blakey & The Jazz Messengers - A Night In Tunisia, BLP 4049 in 1961 + Art Blakey & The Jazz Messengers - Meet You At The Jazz Corner Of The World Volume 1, BLP 4054 in 1961 + Art Blakey & The Jazz Messengers - Meet You At The Jazz Corner Of The World Volume 2, BLP 4055 in 1962 + Art Blakey & The Jazz Messengers - The Freedom Rider, BLP 4156 in 1964 + Art Blakey And The Jazz Messengers - Like Someone In Love, BLP 4245 in 1967 + Art Blakey And The Jazz Messengers - The Witch Doctor, BST 84258 in 1967 + Art Blakey And The Jazz Messengers - Roots & Herbs, BST 84347 in 1970 + 11 bonus tracks.

Art Blakey & The Jazz Messengers - The Big Beat   Blue Note BLP 4029   1960

Lee Morgan, trumpet; Wayne Shorter, tenor sax; Bobby Timmons, piano; Jymie Merritt, bass; Art Blakey, drums.: same personnel.

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's Left Town
tk.17Sakeena's Vision
tk.22Politely

** also released on Blue Note BST 84029 in 1960, CDP 7 46400 2 in 1987.
** part of The Complete Blue Note Recordings Of Art Blakey's 1960 Jazz Messengers, Mosaic MR10-141 in 1992, MD6-141 in 1992.

Dizzy Reece - Comin' On!   Blue Note 7243 5 22019 2 1   1999

Dizzy Reece, trumpet, congas; Stanley Turrentine, tenor sax; Bobby Timmons, piano; Jymie Merritt, bass; Art Blakey, drums.

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   1970s

Lee Morgan, trumpet; Wayne Shorter, tenor sax; Bobby Timmons, piano; Jymie Merritt, bass; Art Blakey, drums.

broadcast, Birdland, NYC, April 16, 1960

This Here (mistitled as Dis Yeah)
Dat Dere (mistitled as Dat There)

same personnel.

broadcast, Birdland, NYC, April 23, 1960

Nelly Bly (mistitled as April Jamming)
Along Came Betty

The 'Electric-Sticks' Of Buddy Rich   Alto AL 721   1970s

Lee Morgan, trumpet; Wayne Shorter, tenor sax; Bobby Timmons, piano; Jymie Merritt, bass; Art Blakey, Buddy Rich, drums.

broadcast, Birdland, NYC, April 16, 1960

Evidence (mistitled as 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   1960

Charles Greenlee, trombone; Sylvester "Red" Kyner, alto sax; 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 sax; 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 released on Roulette SR-52049 in 1960.

Art Blakey, Charlie Persip, Elvin Jones, "Philly" Joe Jones - Gretsch Drum Night At Birdland Vol. 2   Roulette R-52067   1961

Charles Greenlee, trombone; Sylvester "Red" Kyner, alto sax; 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 released on Roulette SR-52067 in 1961.

Lee Morgan - Leeway   Blue Note BLP 4034   1961

Lee Morgan, trumpet; Jackie McLean, alto sax; Bobby Timmons, piano; Paul Chambers, bass; Art Blakey, drums.

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 released on Blue Note BST 84034, B1-32089 in 1995, CDP 7243 8 32089 2 0 in 1995.

Hooray For Art Blakey Vol. 1   Session Disc 116   1970s

Lee Morgan, trumpet; Wayne Shorter, tenor sax; Bobby Timmons, piano; Jymie Merritt, bass; Art Blakey, drums.

Birdland, NYC, May 28, 1960

The Chess Players
This Here (mistitled as Dis Yeah)

same personnel.

Birdland, NYC, June 4, 1960

The Midget (mistitled as The Midgets)

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

Lee Morgan, trumpet; Wayne Shorter, tenor sax; Bobby Timmons, piano; Jymie Merritt, bass; Art Blakey, drums.: same session.

Birdland, NYC, June 4, 1960

Lester Left Town

Lee Morgan, trumpet; Wayne Shorter, tenor sax; Walter Davis Jr., piano; Jymie Merritt, bass; Art Blakey, drums.

Birdland, NYC, September 11, 1960

Kozo's Waltz
Sakeena's Vision

Lee Morgan, trumpet; Wayne Shorter, tenor sax; Bobby Timmons, piano; Jymie Merritt, bass; Art Blakey, drums.

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   1967

Lee Morgan, trumpet; Wayne Shorter, tenor sax; Bobby Timmons, piano; Jymie Merritt, bass; Art Blakey, drums.: same personnel.

Van Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs, NJ, August 7, 1960

tk.7Noise In The Attic
tk.10Sleeping Dancer Sleep On

same personnel.

Van Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs, NJ, August 14, 1960

tk.34Giantis
tk.42Johnny's Blues
tk.48Like Someone In Love

** also released on Blue Note BST 84245 in 1967, CDP 7 84245 2 in 1988.
** part of The Complete Blue Note Recordings Of Art Blakey's 1960 Jazz Messengers, Mosaic MR10-141 in 1992, MD6-141 in 1992.

Art Blakey & The Jazz Messengers - A Night In Tunisia   Blue Note BLP 4049   1961

Lee Morgan, trumpet; Wayne Shorter, tenor sax; Bobby Timmons, piano; Jymie Merritt, bass; Art Blakey, drums.: same personnel.

Van Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs, NJ, August 7, 1960

tk.11Sincerely Diana
tk.27Yama

same personnel.

Van Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs, NJ, August 14, 1960

tk.31Kozo's Waltz
tk.46So Tired
tk.54A Night In Tunisia

** also released on Blue Note BST 84049 in 1961, CDP 7 46532 2 in 1987, CDP 7 84049 2 in 1989.
** part of The Complete Blue Note Recordings Of Art Blakey's 1960 Jazz Messengers, Mosaic MR10-141 in 1992, MD6-141 in 1992.

Bobby Timmons - Soul Time   Riverside RLP 334   1960

Blue Mitchell, trumpet #1-6; Bobby Timmons, piano; Sam Jones, bass; Art Blakey, drums.

Plaza Sound Studios, NYC, August 12 and 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 released on Riverside RLP 9334 in 1960; Original Jazz Classics OJCCD-820-2 in 1994.

Art Blakey & The Jazz Messengers - Meet You At The Jazz Corner Of The World Volume 2   Blue Note BLP 4055   1962

Lee Morgan, trumpet; Wayne Shorter, tenor sax; 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 (aka Eaast Of Brooklyn)

** also released on Blue Note BST 84055 in 1962.
** part of The Complete Blue Note Recordings Of Art Blakey's 1960 Jazz Messengers, Mosaic MR10-141 in 1992, MD6-141 in 1992.

Art Blakey & The Jazz Messengers - Meet You At The Jazz Corner Of The World Volume 1   Blue Note BLP 4054   1961

Lee Morgan, trumpet; Wayne Shorter, tenor sax; 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 released on Blue Note BST 84054 in 1961.
** part of The Complete Blue Note Recordings Of Art Blakey's 1960 Jazz Messengers, Mosaic MR10-141 in 1992, MD6-141 in 1992.

The Complete Vee Jay Lee Morgan - Wayne Shorter Sessions   Mosaic MD6-202   2000

Wayne Shorter, tenor sax; Cedar Walton, piano; Bob Cranshaw, bass; Art Blakey, drums.

Universal Recording, Chicago, IL, October 11, 1960

tk.2The Ruby And The Pearl (alternate take)
tk.3Mr. Chairman (alternate take)
tk.1Tenderfoot (alternate take)
-The Albatross (alternate take)
-Getting To Know You (alternate take)

** same as Here's Lee Morgan, Vee-Jay VJLP 3007 in 1960 + Various Artists - The Young Lions, VJLP 3013 in 1960 + Lee Morgan - Expoobident, VJLP 3015 in 1961 + Wayne Shorter - Wayning Moments, VJLP 3029 in 1962 + Wayne Shorter - Second Genesis, VJS 3057 in 1974 + 43 bonus tracks.

Wayne Shorter - Second Genesis   Vee-Jay VJS 3057   1974

Wayne Shorter, tenor sax; Cedar Walton, piano; Bob Cranshaw, bass; Art Blakey, drums.: same session.

Universal Recording, 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 released on Vee-Jay (J) 22YB-2012 in 1987; Affinity (E) AFF 114 in 1984.
** part of The Complete Vee Jay Lee Morgan - Wayne Shorter Sessions, Mosaic MD6-202 in 2000.

Lee Morgan - Expoobident   Vee-Jay VJLP 3015   1961

Lee Morgan, trumpet; Clifford Jordan, tenor sax #1-4,6,7; Eddie Higgins, piano; Art Davis, bass; Art Blakey, drums.

Universal Recording, 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 released on Vee-Jay VJSR 3015 in 1961; Affinity (E) AFF 134 in 1985; Vee-Jay NVJ2-901 in 1992.
** part of Two Sides Of Lee Morgan, Trip Jazz TLX-5003 in 1975. and of The Complete Vee Jay Lee Morgan - Wayne Shorter Sessions, Mosaic MD6-202 in 2000.

Lee Morgan - Expoobident   Vee-Jay NVJ2-901   1992

Lee Morgan, trumpet; Clifford Jordan, tenor sax; Eddie Higgins, piano; Art Davis, bass; Art Blakey, drums.

Universal Recording, Chicago, IL, October 14, 1960

tk.3Expoobident (alternate take)
-Fire (alternate take)
tk.2Just In Time (alternate take)
tk.1Triple Track (alternate take)

** originally released on Vee-Jay VJLP 3015 in 1961 + 4 bonus tracks.

Hank Mobley - Roll Call   Blue Note BLP 4058   1961

Freddie Hubbard, trumpet; Hank Mobley, tenor sax; Wynton Kelly, piano; Paul Chambers, bass; Art Blakey, drums.

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 released on Blue Note BST 84058 in 1961, CDP 7 46823 2 in 1987.

Hank Mobley - Roll Call   Blue Note CDP 7 46823 2   1987

Freddie Hubbard, trumpet; Hank Mobley, tenor sax; Wynton Kelly, piano; Paul Chambers, bass; Art Blakey, drums.: same session.

Van Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs, NJ, November 13, 1960

tk.31A Baptist Beat (alternate take)

** originally released on Blue Note BLP 4058 in 1961 + 1 bonus track.

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

Lee Morgan, trumpet; Wayne Shorter, tenor sax; 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 I: Swiss Radio Days Jazz Series Volume 2   TCB (Swi) TCB 02022   1995

Lee Morgan, trumpet; Wayne Shorter, tenor sax; Bobby Timmons, piano; Jymie Merritt, bass; Art Blakey, drums.: same personnel.

Theatre De Beaulieu, Lausanne, Switzerland, December 8, 1960

Now's The Time
Announcement By Art Blakey
Lester Left Town
Noise In The Attic
Dat Dere
Kozo's Waltz

Art Blakey's Jazz Messengers - Lausanne 1960, 2nd Set: Swiss Radio Days Jazz Series Volume 6   TCB (Swi) TCB 02062   1996

Lee Morgan, trumpet; Wayne Shorter, tenor sax; Bobby Timmons, piano; Jymie Merritt, bass; Art Blakey, drums.: same session.

Theatre De Beaulieu, Lausanne, Switzerland, December 8, 1960

Announcement
It's Only A Papermoon
'Round About 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 sax; 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   1988

Lee Morgan, trumpet; Wayne Shorter, tenor sax; 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 released on Somethin' Else (J) CJ32-5503 in 1988.

Art Blakey And The Jazz Messengers - Pisces   Blue Note (J) GXF-3060   1979

Lee Morgan, trumpet; Wayne Shorter, tenor sax; Bobby Timmons, piano; Jymie Merritt, bass; Art Blakey, drums.

Van Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs, NJ, February 12, 1961

tk.8United
tk.15Ping Pong
tk.27Blue Ching
tk.28Pisces

same personnel.

Van Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs, NJ, May 27, 1961

tk.25Uptight

Lee Morgan, trumpet; Curtis Fuller, trombone; Wayne Shorter, tenor sax; Cedar Walton, piano; Reggie Workman, bass; Art Blakey, drums.

Van Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs, NJ, April 15, 1964

tk.7It's A Long Way Down

** also released on Blue Note (J) GXK-8151 in 1980.

Art Blakey And The Jazz Messengers - Roots & Herbs   Blue Note BST 84347   1970

Lee Morgan, trumpet; Wayne Shorter, tenor sax; Bobby Timmons, piano #1-3; Walter Davis Jr., piano #4,5; Jymie Merritt, bass; Art Blakey, drums.

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 sax; Bobby Timmons, piano; Jymie Merritt, bass; Art Blakey, drums.

Van Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs, NJ, May 27, 1961

tk.4The Back Sliders

** part of The Complete Blue Note Recordings Of Art Blakey's 1960 Jazz Messengers, Mosaic MR10-141 in 1992, MD6-141 in 1992.

Art Blakey & The Jazz Messengers - The Freedom Rider   Blue Note BLP 4156   1964

Lee Morgan, trumpet; Wayne Shorter, tenor sax; Bobby Timmons, piano; Jymie Merritt, bass; Art Blakey, drums.: same personnel.

Van Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs, NJ, February 18, 1961

tk.12Petty Larceny

Lee Morgan, trumpet #2-4; Wayne Shorter, tenor sax #2-4; Bobby Timmons, piano #2-4; Jymie Merritt, bass #2-4; Art Blakey, drums.

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 released on Blue Note BST 84156 in 1964, CDP 7243 8 21287 2 4 in 1998.
** part of The Complete Blue Note Recordings Of Art Blakey's 1960 Jazz Messengers, Mosaic MR10-141 in 1992, MD6-141 in 1992.

Art Blakey And The Jazz Messengers - The Witch Doctor   Blue Note BST 84258   1967

Lee Morgan, trumpet; Wayne Shorter, tenor sax; Bobby Timmons, piano; Jymie Merritt, bass; Art Blakey, drums.

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 The Complete Blue Note Recordings Of Art Blakey's 1960 Jazz Messengers, Mosaic MR10-141 in 1992, MD6-141 in 1992.

Art Blakey And The Jazz Messengers Featuring Wayne Shorter - Olympia-May 13, 1961   Trema (F) 710373/710374   1992

Lee Morgan, trumpet; Wayne Shorter, tenor sax; 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 About Midnight
So Tired
My Funny Valentine

same session.

It's Only A Papermoon
Noise In The Attic
Moanin'
I Didn't Know What Time It Was
Blues March
Night In Tunisia

** also released on Art Blakey And The Jazz Messengers Featuring Wayne Shorter En Concert Avec Europe 1 - Olympia 13 Mai-1961, Trema (F) 710373/374 in 1993.

Art Blakey And His Jazz Messengers (Alamode)   Impulse! A-7   1961

Lee Morgan, trumpet; Curtis Fuller, trombone; Wayne Shorter, tenor sax; Robert H. Timmons, piano; Jymie Merritt, bass; Art Blakey, drums.

Van Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs, NJ, June 13, 1961

10409Circus
10410I Hear A Rhapsody

same personnel.

Van Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs, NJ, June 14, 1961

10414Alamode
10411Invitation
10412You Don't Know What Love Is
10413Gee Baby, Ain't I Good To You

** also released on Impulse! AS-7 in 1961, IMPD-175 in 1996.

Art Blakey & The Jazz Messengers - Mosaic   Blue Note BLP 4090   1961

Freddie Hubbard, trumpet; Curtis Fuller, trombone; Wayne Shorter, tenor sax; Cedar Walton, piano; Jymie Merritt, bass; Art Blakey, drums.

Van Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs, NJ, October 2, 1961

tk.4Children Of The Night
tk.6Mosaic
tk.14Down Under
tk.19Crisis
tk.22Arabia

** also released on Blue Note BST 84090 in 1961, CDP 7 46523 2 in 1987, ST-46523 in 1998.

Art Blakey & The Jazz Messengers - Buhaina's Delight   Blue Note BLP 4104   1963

Freddie Hubbard, trumpet; Curtis Fuller, trombone; Wayne Shorter, tenor sax; Cedar Walton, piano; Jymie Merritt, bass; Art Blakey, drums.: same personnel.

Van Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs, NJ, November 28, 1961

tk.6Moon River
tk.8Contemplation

same personnel.

Van Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs, NJ, December 18, 1961

tk.1Reincarnation Blues
tk.7Backstage Sally
tk.10Bu's Delight
tk.12Shaky Jake

** also released on Blue Note BST 84104 in 1963, CDP 7 84104 2 in 1992.

Art Blakey & The Jazz Messengers - Buhaina's Delight   Blue Note CDP 7 84104 2   1992

Freddie Hubbard, trumpet; Curtis Fuller, trombone; Wayne Shorter, tenor sax; Cedar Walton, piano; Jymie Merritt, bass; Art Blakey, drums.: same personnel.

Van Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs, NJ, November 28, 1961

tk.4Moon River (alternate take)
tk.15Backstage Sally
tk.36Reincarnation Blues (alternate version)
tk.37Bu's Delight (alternate version)

** originally released on Blue Note BLP 4104 in 1963 + 4 bonus tracks.

1962

The Complete Blue Note Recordings Of Grant Green With Sonny Clark   Mosaic MR5-133   1990

Sonny Clark, piano; Grant Green, guitar; Sam Jones, bass; Art Blakey, drums.

Van Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs, NJ, January 13, 1962

tk.4Airegin (alternate take)
tk.7Nancy

** also released on Mosaic MD4-133 in 1990.
** same as Grant Green - Born To Be Blue, Blue Note BST 84432 in 1985 + Grant Green - Nigeria, LT-1032 in 1980 + Grant Green - Gooden's Corner, (J) GXF-3058 in 1979 + Grant Green - Oleo, (J) GXF-3065 in 1980 + 8 bonus tracks.

Grant Green - Nigeria   Blue Note LT-1032   1980

Sonny Clark, piano; Grant Green, guitar; Sam Jones, bass; Art Blakey, drums.: same session.

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 The Complete Blue Note Recordings Of Grant Green With Sonny Clark, Mosaic MR5-133 in 1990, MD4-133 in 1990.

Ike Quebec - Congo Lament   Blue Note LT-1089   1981

Bennie Green, trombone; Ike Quebec, Stanley Turrentine, tenor sax; Sonny Clark, piano; Milt Hinton, bass; Art Blakey, drums.

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   1987

Ike Quebec, tenor sax; Sonny Clark, piano; Milt Hinton, bass; Art Blakey, drums.

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

** initially scheduled on Blue Note BST 84103.

Art Blakey And The Afro-Drum Ensemble - The African Beat   Blue Note BLP 4097   1962

Yusef Lateef, oboe, tenor sax, flute, cowbell, thumb piano; Ahmed Abdul-Malik, bass; Art Blakey, drums, tympani, gong, telegraph drums; Montego Joe, Bambara drums, double gong, corboro drums, log drums; James Ola Folami, congas; Chief Bey, congas, telegraph drums, double gong; Curtis Fuller, tympani; Robert Crowder, Bata drum, congas; Garvin Masseaux, chekere, African maracas, congas; Solomon Ilori, vocal, penny whistle, talking drum.

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 released on Blue Note BST 84097 in 1962.

Art Blakey Jazz Messengers - 3 Blind Mice   United Artists UAJ 14002   1962

Freddie Hubbard, trumpet; Curtis Fuller, trombone; Wayne Shorter, tenor sax; Cedar Walton, piano; Jymie Merritt, bass; Art Blakey, drums.

The Renaissance, 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 (mistitled as Plexis)

** also released on United Artists UAJS 15002 in 1962; Solid State SS 18033 in 1968. and on Art Blakey The Jazz Messengers - Three Blind Mice, United Artists UAS-5633 in 1972.

Art Blakey Jazz Messengers - 3 Blind Mice Volume 1   Blue Note CDP 7 84451 2   1990

Freddie Hubbard, trumpet; Curtis Fuller, trombone; Wayne Shorter, tenor sax; Cedar Walton, piano; Jymie Merritt, bass; Art Blakey, drums.: same session.

The Renaissance, Hollywood, CA, March 18, 1962

tk.15Children Of The Night

Hooray For Art Blakey Vol. 2   Session Disc 117   1970s

Freddie Hubbard, trumpet; Curtis Fuller, trombone; Wayne Shorter, tenor sax; 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 RM 438   1962

Freddie Hubbard, trumpet; Curtis Fuller, trombone; Wayne Shorter, tenor sax; Cedar Walton, piano; Reggie Workman, bass; Art Blakey, drums.

Plaza Sound Studios, NYC, October 23 and 24, 1962

Caravan
Sweet 'N' Sour
In The Wee Small Hours Of The Morning
This Is For Albert
Skylark
Thermo

** also released on Riverside RS 9438 in 1962; Original Jazz Classics OJC-038 in 1982, OJCCD-038-2 in 1987; Riverside RCD-30187 in 2007.

Art Blakey Jazz Messengers - Caravan   Original Jazz Classics OJCCD-038-2   1987

Freddie Hubbard, trumpet; Curtis Fuller, trombone; Wayne Shorter, tenor sax; Cedar Walton, piano; Reggie Workman, bass; Art Blakey, drums.: same session.

Plaza Sound Studios, NYC, October 23 and 24, 1962

Sweet 'N' Sour (take 4)
Thermo (take 2)

** originally released on Riverside RM 438 in 1962 + 2 bonus tracks.

Art Blakey, Freddie Hubbard, Horace Silver, Max Roach - I Giganti Del Jazz Vol. 44   Curcio (It) GJ-44   1981

Freddie Hubbard, trumpet; Curtis Fuller, trombone; Wayne Shorter, tenor sax; Cedar Walton, piano; Reggie Workman, bass; Art Blakey, drums.: same personnel.

NYC, 1962

Children (Children Of The Night)

** also released on Europa Jazz, Europa Jazz (It) EJ-1035 in 1981.

1963

Art Blakey's Jazz Messengers At Birdland - Ugetsu   Riverside RM 464   1963

Freddie Hubbard, trumpet; Curtis Fuller, trombone; Wayne Shorter, tenor sax; 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 released on Riverside RS 9464 in 1963; Original Jazz Classics OJC-090 in 1983, OJCCD-090-2 in 1989. and on Art Blakey - Ugetsu, Riverside R-3022 in 1968, RS-3022 in 1968.
** part of Art Blakey - Thermo, Milestone MSP-47008 in 1973.

Art Blakey's Jazz Messengers At Birdland - Ugetsu   Original Jazz Classics OJCCD-090-2   1989

Freddie Hubbard, trumpet; Curtis Fuller, trombone; Wayne Shorter, tenor sax; Cedar Walton, piano; Reggie Workman, bass; Art Blakey, drums.: same session.

Birdland, NYC, June 16, 1963

Eva
The High Priest

** originally released on Riverside RM 464 in 1963 + 3 bonus tracks.

Art Blakey, Max Roach, Elvin Jones, Philly Joe Jones - The Big Beat   Milestone M-47016   1974

Freddie Hubbard, trumpet; Curtis Fuller, trombone; Wayne Shorter, tenor sax; Cedar Walton, piano; Reggie Workman, bass; Art Blakey, drums.: same session.

Birdland, NYC, June 16, 1963

The Theme

Art Blakey Quartet - A Jazz Message   Impulse! A-45   1964

Sonny Stitt, tenor, alto sax; McCoy Tyner, piano; Art Davis, bass; Art Blakey, drums.

Van Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs, NJ, July 16, 1963

11625Just Knock On My Door
11626Sunday
11627Cafe
11628Blues Back
11629The Song Is You
11631Summertime

** also released on Impulse! AS-45 in 1964, 314 547 964-2 in 1999.

Art Blakey And The Jazz Messengers - Golden Boy   Colpix CP 478   1963

Freddie Hubbard, Lee Morgan, trumpet; Curtis Fuller, trombone; Julius Watkins, French horn; Bill Barber, tuba; James Spaulding, alto sax; Wayne Shorter, tenor sax; Charles Davis, baritone sax; 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 released on Colpix SCP 478 in 1963.

1964

Art Blakey & The Jazz Messengers - Free For All   Blue Note BLP 4170   1965

Freddie Hubbard, trumpet; Curtis Fuller, trombone; Wayne Shorter, tenor sax; Cedar Walton, piano; Reggie Workman, bass; Art Blakey, drums.

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 released on Blue Note BST 84170 in 1965, CDP 7 84170 2 in 1987.

Art Blakey And The Jazz Messengers - Kyoto   Riverside RM 493   1967

Freddie Hubbard, trumpet; Curtis Fuller, trombone; Wayne Shorter, tenor sax; Cedar Walton, piano; Reggie Workman, bass; Art Blakey, drums; Wellington Blakey, vocal #3.

Plaza Sound Studios, NYC, February 20, 1964

1.The High Priest
2.Never Never Land
3.Wellington's Blues
4.Nihon Bash
5.Kyoto

** also released on Riverside RS 9493 in 1967; Original Jazz Classics OJC-145 in 1984, OJCCD-145-2 in 1990.

Art Blakey & The Jazz Messengers - Indestructible   Blue Note BLP 4193   1966

Lee Morgan, trumpet; Curtis Fuller, trombone; Wayne Shorter, tenor sax; Cedar Walton, piano; Reggie Workman, bass; Art Blakey, drums.

Van Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs, NJ, April 24, 1964

tk.3When Love Is New

same personnel.

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 released on Blue Note BST 84193 in 1966, CDP 7 46429 2 in 1987.

Lee Morgan - Tom Cat   Blue Note LT-1058   1980

Lee Morgan, trumpet; Curtis Fuller, trombone; Jackie McLean, alto sax; McCoy Tyner, piano; Bob Cranshaw, bass; Art Blakey, drums.

Van Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs, NJ, August 11, 1964

tk.7Exotique
tk.8Tom Cat
tk.14Twice Around
tk.29Rigormortis (aka Riggormortes)
tk.35Twilight Mist

** also released on Blue Note CDP 7 84446 2 in 1990.

Art Blakey & The Jazz Messengers - 'S Make It   Limelight LM-82001   1965

Lee Morgan, trumpet; Curtis Fuller, trombone; John Gilmore, tenor sax; John Hicks, piano; Victor Sproles, bass; Art Blakey, drums.

Radio Recorders, Los Angeles, CA, November 14, 16 and 25, 1964

31704Waltz For Ruth
31705'S Make It
31706Lament For Stacey
31707Faith
31708Little Hughie
31709Olympia
31710One For Gamal

** also released on Limelight LS-86001 in 1965.

Leonard Feather's Encyclopedia Of Jazz - Jazz Of The '60s Vol. 2: Blues Bag   Vee-Jay VJLP 2506   1964

Freddy Hill, trumpet #1,3-6; Lee Morgan, trumpet #2,7; Curtis Fuller, trombone; Buddy DeFranco, clarinet, bass clarinet; Victor Feldman, piano, vibes; Victor Sproles, bass; Art Blakey, drums.

Los Angeles, CA, December 1 and 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 released on Vee-Jay VJLPS 2506 in 1964, (J) 22YB-2026 in 1987. and on Art Blakey, Buddy DeFranco - Blues Bag, Affinity (E) AFF 55 in 1980.

Various Artists - I/We Had A Ball   Limelight LM-82002   1965

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 sax; Roland Kirk, Lucky Thompson, tenor sax; James Moody, tenor, alto sax, flute; Benny Golson, tenor sax, arranger #2,3; Pepper Adams, baritone sax; Milt Jackson, vibes; 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 released on Limelight LS-86002 in 1965.

1965

Art Blakey And The Jazz Messengers - Soulfinger   Limelight LM-82018   1965

Lucky Thompson, soprano sax; John Hicks, piano; Victor Sproles, bass; Art Blakey, drums.

NYC, April 21, 1965

31781Spot Session

Freddie Hubbard, Lee Morgan, trumpet; Gary Bartz, alto sax; 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 released on Limelight LS-86018 in 1965; Universal (J) UCCM-9128 in 2002.

Art Blakey - Hold On, I'm Coming   Limelight LM-82038   1966

Freddie Hubbard, Lee Morgan, trumpet; Gary Bartz, alto sax; 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 sax; 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 released on Limelight LS-86038 in 1966, (J) PHCE-6001 in 2000.

Sonny Rollins Quintet In Europe   Unique Jazz (It) UJ 29   late 1970s

Sonny Rollins, tenor sax; Milt Jackson, vibes; Kenny Drew, piano; Percy Heath, bass; Art Blakey, drums.

broadcast, Berlin Jazz Festival, Berlin, West Germany, October 30, 1965

Oleo
Sonny's Blues

1966

Art Blakey & The New Jazz Messengers - Buttercorn Lady   Limelight LM-82034   1966

Chuck Mangione, trumpet; Frank Mitchell, tenor sax; Keith Jarrett, piano; Reggie Johnson, bass; Art Blakey, drums.

The Lighthouse, Hermosa Beach, CA, January 1 and 9, 1966

35931Buttercorn Lady
35932Recuerdo
35933The Theme
35934Between Races
35935My Romance
35936Secret Love

** also released on Limelight LS-86034 in 1966; Universal (J) UCCM-9130 in 2002.

1968

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

Bill Hardman, trumpet; Julian Priester, trombone; Billy Harper, tenor sax; Ronnie Matthews, piano; Lawrence Evans, bass; Art Blakey, drums.

Slugs' Saloon, NYC, August, 1968

New World
Angel Eyes
Slide No. 2
The Theme

Art Blakey - Top Jazz   Sarpe (Sp) SJ-1020   1990

Bill Hardman, trumpet; Julian Priester, trombone; Billy Harper, tenor sax; Ronnie Matthews, piano; Lawrence Evans, bass; Art Blakey, drums.: same personnel.

recorded in Europe, 1968

Slide's Delight
You Don't Know What Love Is
Blues For Eros
Moanin'
Blue Moon
Theme Song

** also released on Art Blakey 1968 - Dizionario Enciclopedico Del Jazz, Armando Curcio Editore (It) DEJ-33 in 1991. and on Moanin', LRC Ltd. CDC 9052 in 1992; LaserLight (US) 17 127 in 1997; LRC Ltd. 29052 in 2003.

1969 (age 50)

Art Blakey Jazz Messengers - Mellow Blues   Moon (It) MCD 032-2   1991

Woody Shaw, trumpet; Carlos Garnett, tenor sax; George Cables, piano; Scott Holt, bass; Art Blakey, drums.

New Jersey, April 15, 1969

A Night In Tunisia
Original Theme

1970

Art Blakey And The Jazz Messengers - Jazz Messengers '70   Victor (J) SMJX-10086   1972

Bill Hardman, trumpet; Carlos Garnett, tenor sax; Joanne Brackeen, piano; Jan Arnet, bass; Art Blakey, drums.

Victor Studio 1, 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

** also released on Catalyst CAT-7902 in 1976; Victor (J) SMJ-6232 in 1978.

1971

Dizzy Gillespie And Thelonious Monk With The Giants Of Jazz - Unissued In Europe 1971   Gambit (Sp) 69301-2

Dizzy Gillespie, trumpet; Kai Winding, trombone; Sonny Stitt, alto, tenor sax; Thelonious Monk, piano; Al McKibbon, bass; Art Blakey, drums.

Sala Grande Del Conservatorio Giuseppe Verdi, Milan, Italy, October 20, 1971

I Mean You
'Round Midnight
Tour De Force
Tin Tin Deo
Lover Man
Woody'n You
Don't Blame Me
A Night In Tunisia

same personnel.

Congress Hall, Warsaw, Poland, October 29, 1971

Tour De Force
A Night In Tunisia
Stardust
'Round Midnight

same personnel.

Kongresshalle, Boblingen, West Germany, November 7, 1971

Blue 'N Boogie
Tour De Force
Woody 'N You
'Round Midnight

Bop Fathers - In Paris   Joker (J) ULS-141/142-KR   1977

Dizzy Gillespie, trumpet; Kai Winding, trombone; Sonny Stitt, alto, tenor sax; Thelonious Monk, piano; Al McKibbon, bass; Art Blakey, drums.: same personnel.

Theatre National Populaire, Paris, France, October 22, 1971

I Mean You
'Round Midnight
Tour De Force
Tin Tin Deo

same session.

Lover Man
Woody'n You
Don't Blame Me
A Night In Tunisia

The Giants Of Jazz - Live In Prague 1971   Impro-Jazz (Eu) IJ512   2006

Dizzy Gillespie, trumpet; Kai Winding, trombone; Sonny Stitt, alto, tenor sax; Thelonious Monk, piano; Al McKibbon, bass; Art Blakey, drums.: same personnel.

Palac Lucerna Velky Sal, Prague, Czechoslovakia, October 30, 1971

'Round Midnight
Tour De Force
Everything Happens To Me
Woody'n You
Lover Man
Tin Tin Deo
A Night In Tunisia

The Giants Of Jazz And Dizzy Gillespie Quintet - Live   Jazz Door (G) JD 1277   1994

Dizzy Gillespie, trumpet; Kai Winding, trombone; Sonny Stitt, alto, tenor sax; Thelonious Monk, piano; Al McKibbon, bass; Art Blakey, drums.: same personnel.

live in Belgrade, Yugoslavia, November 2, 1971

Blue 'N Boogie
'Round Midnight
Woody 'N You
Lover Man

Giants Of Jazz - In Berlin '71   EmArcy (J) 20PJ-10108   1988

Dizzy Gillespie, trumpet; Kai Winding, trombone; Sonny Stitt, alto, tenor sax; 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

** also released on EmArcy 834 567-2 in 1988, (J) EJD-3018 in 1989.

Giants Of Jazz - In Berlin '71   EmArcy 834 567-2   1988

Dizzy Gillespie, trumpet; Kai Winding, trombone; Sonny Stitt, alto, tenor sax; Thelonious Monk, piano; Al McKibbon, bass; Art Blakey, drums.: same session.

Philharmonie, Berlin, West Germany, November 5, 1971

Introduction Of The Band

** originally released on EmArcy (J) 20PJ-10108 in 1988 + 1 bonus track.

Thelonious Monk, Dizzy Gillespie - Giants Of Jazz - Copenhagen 1971   Standing Oh! Vation (Eu) OH44649

Dizzy Gillespie, trumpet; Kai Winding, trombone; Sonny Stitt, alto, tenor sax; Thelonious Monk, piano; Al McKibbon, bass; Art Blakey, drums.: same personnel.

Tivoli Gardens, Copenhagen, Denmark, November 9, 1971

'Round Midnight
Tour De Force
Lover Man
Tin Tin Deo
Everything Happens To Me
A Night In Tunisia

The Giants Of Jazz   Atlantic SD 2-905   1972

Dizzy Gillespie, trumpet; Kai Winding, trombone; Sonny Stitt, alto, tenor sax; 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
24080Night In Tunisia

same personnel.

Victoria Theatre, London, England, 2nd concert, November 14, 1971

24081Blue 'N' Boogie
24082'Round Midnight
24083Tour De Force
24084Lover Man (as Dizzy's Rap)
24086Allen's Alley (Be Bop Tune)
24088Everything Happens To Me
24089Blue Monk

Thelonious Monk - Something In Blue   Black Lion (E) BLP 30119

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 released on Black Lion (US) BL-152.

Thelonious Monk - The Man I Love   Black Lion (E) BLP 30141

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 released on Black Lion (US) BL-197.

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)
Evidence (take 1)

The Complete Black Lion And Vogue Recordings Of Thelonious Monk   Mosaic MR4-112   1985

Thelonious Monk, piano; Al McKibbon, bass; Art Blakey, drums.: same session.

Chappell Studios, London, England, November 15, 1971

Introspection (take 2) (as take 3 on Black Lion)
Hackensack (take 1)

** also released on Mosaic MD3-112 in 1989.

1972

Art Blakey And The Jazz Messengers - Child's Dance   Prestige PRST-10047   1972

Ramon Morris, flute; Buddy Terry, soprano sax; John Hicks, electric piano; Mickey Bass, Stan Clarke, bass; Art Blakey, drums; Emmanuel Rahim, congas; Nathaniel Bettis, Pablo Landrum, Sonny Morgan, percussion.

Van Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs, NJ, May 23, 1972

Song For A Lonely Woman

Woody Shaw, trumpet; Ramon Morris, tenor sax; George Cable, piano, electric piano; Stan Clarke, bass; Art Blakey, drums; Ray Mantilla, congas.

Van Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs, NJ, July 28, 1972

C.C.

Woody Shaw, trumpet; Manny Boyd, flute; Ramon Morris, tenor sax; George Cable, piano, electric piano; Stan Clarke, bass; Art Blakey, drums; Ray Mantilla, congas.

Child's Dance (Christian's Song)

Woody Shaw, trumpet; George Cable, piano, electric piano; Stan Clarke, bass; Art Blakey, drums.

I Can't Get Started

Various Artists - Newport In New York '72 - The Jam Sessions Vols. 3 & 4   Cobblestone CST 9026-2

Howard McGhee, Clark Terry, trumpet; Dexter Gordon, Sonny Stitt, tenor sax; Gary Burton, vibes; 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 Newport In New York '72, Cobblestone CST 9032-6.

Art Blakey And The Giants Of Jazz - Live At The 1972 Monterey Jazz Festival   Monterey Jazz Festival Records MJF-30882-25   2008

Roy Eldridge, trumpet; Clark Terry, trumpet, flugelhorn; Kai Winding, trombone; Sonny Stitt, alto, tenor sax; Thelonious Monk, piano; Al McKibbon, bass; Art Blakey, drums.

Monterey Jazz Festival, Monterey, CA, September 16, 1972

Introduction By Jimmy Lyons
Blue 'N' Boogie
'Round Midnight
Perdido
Stardust
Lover Man
I Can't Get Started With You
The Man I Love
A Night In Tunisia

Giants Of Jazz   EmArcy (J) 20PJ-10090   1980

Dizzy Gillespie, trumpet; Kai Winding, trombone; Sonny Stitt, alto, tenor sax; Thelonious Monk, piano; Al McKibbon, bass; Art Blakey, drums.

studio recordings, Bern, Switzerland, November 12, 1972

Straight, No Chaser
Thelonious
Epistrophy
Don't Blame Me
I'll Wait For You
Sweet And Lovely

** also released on Philips (J) 25PJ-18 in 1980?; The George Wein Collection GW-3004 in 1984.

Art Blakey And His Jazz Messengers - Art's Break!   Joker (J) UPS-2060-KR   1977

Bill Hardman, trumpet; David Schnitter, tenor sax; Mickey Tucker, piano; Cameron Brown, bass; Art Blakey, drums.

live in Oslo, Norway;
live in Tunis, Tunisia, 1972

Bird Like
Whisper Not
Blues March
Perception

** also released on Lotus (It) ORL 8250 in 1978, LOP 14.071 in 1980; Passport (It) LPPS 11.113 in 1980. and on Art Blakey And Jazz Messengers - Art's Break!, Ninety-One Jazz Vintage (J) CRCJ-10006.

1973

Art Blakey And The Jazz Messengers - Buhaina   Prestige PRST-10067   1973

Woody Shaw, trumpet; Carter Jefferson, tenor sax #1,3-6, soprano sax #2; Cedar Walton, electric, acoustic piano; Michael Howell, guitar #2-4; Mickey Bass, bass; Art Blakey, drums; Tony Waters, congas; Jon Hendricks, vocal #1,5.

Fantasy Studios, Berkeley, CA, March, 1973

1.Moanin'
2.A Chant For Bu
3.One For Trane
4.Mission Eternal
5.Along Came Betty
6.Gertrude's Bounce

Art Blakey And The Jazz Messengers - Anthenagin   Prestige P-10076   1973

Woody Shaw, trumpet; Steve Turley, trombone #2,3; Carter Jefferson, tenor sax; Cedar Walton, electric, acoustic piano; Michael Howell, guitar #6; Mickey Bass, bass; Art Blakey, drums; Tony Waters, congas.

Fantasy Studios, Berkeley, CA, March, 1973

1.I'm Not So Sure
2.Love: For The One You Can't Have
3.Fantasy In D
4.Anthenagin
5.Without A Song
6.Along Came Betty

1975

Sonny Stitt With Art Blakey And The Jazz Messengers - In Walked Sonny   Sonet (E) SNTF-691   1975

Bill Hardman, trumpet; Dave Schnitter, tenor sax; Sonny Stitt, tenor, alto sax; Walter Davis Jr., piano; Yoshio Suzuki as Chin Suzuki, bass; Art Blakey, drums.

CI Recording, 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 released on Sonet (E) SNTCD-691 in 2005.

Sonny Stitt With Art Blakey And The Jazz Messengers - In Walked Sonny   Sonet (E) SNTCD-691   2005

Bill Hardman, trumpet; Dave Schnitter, tenor sax; Sonny Stitt, tenor, alto sax; Walter Davis Jr., piano; Yoshio Suzuki as Chin Suzuki, bass; Art Blakey, drums.: same session.

CI Recording, NYC, May 16, 1975

Birdlike (alternate take)
Ronnie's A Dynamite Lady (alternate take)

** originally released on Sonet (E) SNTF-691 in 1975 + 2 bonus tracks.

1976

Art Blakey And The Jazz Messengers - Backgammon   Roulette SR-5003   1976

Bill Hardman, trumpet; Ladji Camara, flute, vocal #7; David Schnitter, tenor sax; Al Dailey, piano; Yoshio Suzuki as Chin Suzuki, bass; Art Blakey, drums.

NYC, March 15 and 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 (Yugoslav) LSY 61417

Bill Hardman, trumpet; David Schnitter, tenor sax; 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 sax; Mickey Tucker, piano; Carl Amberger, bass; Art Blakey, drums.

Pescara Jazz, 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   1977

Valery Ponomarev, trumpet; Bobby Watson, alto sax; David Schnitter, tenor sax; Walter Davis Jr., piano; Dennis Irwin, bass; Art Blakey, drums.

Sound Ideas Studios, Studio A, NYC, February 14-17, 28, and 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 sax; David Schnitter, tenor sax; 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   1978

Valery Ponomarev, trumpet; Curtis Fuller, trombone; Robert Watson, alto sax; David Schnitter, tenor sax; James Williams, piano; Dennis Irwin, bass; Art Blakey, drums; Ray Mantilla, percussion.

CI Recording, NYC, December 29, 1977

Jody
1978
To See Her Face
Kamal

** also released on Timeless (US) TI 301 in 1979.

Art Blakey And The Jazz Messengers - In My Prime Vol. 1   Timeless (US) TI 301   1979

Valery Ponomarev, trumpet; Robert Watson, alto sax; David Schnitter, tenor sax; James Williams, piano; Dennis Irwin, bass; Art Blakey, drums.

CI Recording, NYC, December 29, 1977

Not So Far At All

** originally released on Timeless (Du) SJP 114 in 1978 + 1 bonus track.

Art Blakey And The Jazz Messengers - In My Prime Vol. 2   Timeless (Du) SJP 118   1978

Valery Ponomarev, trumpet; Curtis Fuller, trombone; Robert Watson, alto sax; David Schnitter, tenor sax; James Williams, piano; Dennis Irwin, bass; Art Blakey, drums; Ray Mantilla, percussion.

CI Recording, NYC, December 29, 1977

Hawkman
People Who Laugh
Time Will Tell
Ronnie's A Dynamite Lady

Art Blakey And The Jazz Messengers - In My Prime I   Timeless (Du) CD SJP 319   1991

Valery Ponomarev, trumpet; Curtis Fuller, trombone; Robert Watson, alto sax; David Schnitter, tenor sax; James Williams, piano; Dennis Irwin, bass; Art Blakey, drums; Ray Mantilla, percussion.: same session.

CI Recording, NYC, December 29, 1977

Lift Every Voice And Sing

1978

Art Blakey And The Jazz Messengers - In This Korner   Concord Jazz CJ-68   1978

Valery Ponomarev, trumpet; Bobby Watson, alto sax; David Schnitter, tenor sax; 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 released on Concord Jazz CCD-4068 in 1992.

Art Blakey And The Jazz Messengers - In This Korner   Concord Jazz CCD-4068   1992

Valery Ponomarev, trumpet; Bobby Watson, alto sax; David Schnitter, tenor sax; James Williams, piano; Dennis Irwin, bass; Art Blakey, drums.: same session.

Keystone Korner, San Francisco, CA, May 8, 1978

1977 A.D.

** originally released on Concord Jazz CJ-68 in 1978 + 1 bonus track.

Art Blakey And The Jazzmessengers III - Reflections In Blue   Timeless (Du) SJP 128   1979

Valerie Ponomarev, trumpet; Robert Watson, alto sax; David Schnitter, tenor sax; James Williams, piano; Dennis Irwin, bass; Art Blakey, drums.

Fendal Sound Recording Studio, Loenen 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 released on Timeless (Du) CD SJP 128. and on Art Blakey And The Jazz Messengers - Reflections In Blue, Timeless (US) TI 317 in 1979, (J) RJL-2617 in 1983.

1979 (age 60)

Art Blakey And The Jazz Messengers - Night In Tunisia - Digital Recording   Philips (Du) 6385 943   1979

Valery Ponomarev, trumpet; Bobby Watson, alto sax; David Schnitter, tenor sax; 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 sax; David Schnitter, tenor sax; 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 sax; Billy Pierce, tenor sax; James Williams, piano; Charles Fambrough, bass; Art Blakey, drums.

Jazzbuhne Berlin, 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 Jazzmessengers Big Band - Live At Montreux And Northsea   Timeless (Du) SJP 150   1981

Wynton Marsalis, Valerie Ponomarev, trumpet; Robin Eubanks, trombone; Bobby Watson, alto sax; Bill Pierce, tenor sax; Branford Marsalis, baritone sax; James Williams, piano; Kevin Eubanks, guitar; Charles Fambrough, bass; Art Blakey, 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

Dexter Gordon - Gotham City   Columbia JC 36853   1981

Woody Shaw, trumpet #3; Dexter Gordon, tenor sax; Cedar Walton, acoustic piano; George Benson, electric guitar #1,4; Percy Heath, acoustic bass; Art Blakey, drums.

CBS Studios, NYC, August 11 and 12, 1980

1.Hi-Fly
2.A Nightingale Sang In Berkeley Square
3.The Blues Walk (Loose Walk)
4.Gotham City

** also released on Columbia CK 36853 in 1990.

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

Wynton Marsalis, trumpet; Bobby Watson, alto sax; Billy Pierce, tenor sax; 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   Breaktime (J) BRJ-4040

Wynton Marsalis, trumpet; Bobby Watson, alto sax; Billy Pierce, tenor sax; 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 (E) GATE 7013

Wynton Marsalis, trumpet; Bobby Watson, alto sax; Billy Pierce, tenor sax; 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 sax; Billy Pierce, tenor sax; 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 Jazzmessengers - Album Of The Year   Timeless (Du) SJP 155   1981

Wynton Marsalis, trumpet; Robert Watson, alto sax; Bill Pierce, tenor sax; James Williams, piano; Charles Fambrough, bass; Art Blakey, drums.

Studio Davout, Paris, France, April 12, 1981

Cheryl
Ms. B.C.
In Case You Missed It
Little Man
Witch Hunt
Soulful Mister Timmons

** also released on Timeless (Du) CD SJP 155 in 1982, (J) RJL-8058 in 1983.

Art Blakey And The Jazz Messengers - Straight Ahead   Concord Jazz CJ-168   1981

Wynton Marsalis, trumpet; Bobby Watson, alto sax; Billy Pierce, tenor sax; James Williams, piano; Charles Fambrough, bass; Art Blakey, drums.

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 released on Concord Jazz CCD-4168 in 1989.

Aurex Jazz Festival '81 - Allstar Jam Session   Eastworld (J) EWJ-80208   1981

Freddie Hubbard, trumpet; Bob Brookmeyer, valve trombone; Stan Getz, tenor sax; Gerry Mulligan, baritone sax; Milt Jackson, vibes; 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 released on Somethin' Else (J) TOCJ-8016 in 1998.

Aurex Jazz Festival '81 - Live Special   Eastworld (J) EWJ-80254   1983

Freddie Hubbard, trumpet; Bob Brookmeyer, valve trombone; Stan Getz, tenor sax; Gerry Mulligan, baritone sax; Milt Jackson, vibes; 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 sax; 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   1982

Wynton Marsalis, trumpet; Branford Marsalis, alto sax; Billy Pierce, tenor sax; 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 released on Concord Jazz CCD-4196.

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

Freddie Hubbard, trumpet, flugelhorn; Curtis Fuller, trombone; Benny Golson, tenor sax; 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 Jazzmessengers - Oh-By The Way   Timeless (Du) SJP 165   1982

Terence Blanchard, trumpet; Donald Harrison, alto sax; Bill Pierce, tenor sax; Johnny O'Neal, piano; Charles Fambrough, bass; Art Blakey, drums.

Fendal Sound Recording Studio, Loenen Aan De Vecht, Holland, May 20, 1982

Oh-By The Way
Duck Soup
Tropical Breeze
One By One
Sudan Blue
My Funny Valentine
Alicia

** also released on Timeless (Du) CD SJP 165.

1983

Art Blakey And The All Star Jazz Messengers - Caravan   Baystate (J) RJL-8071   1983

Freddie Hubbard, trumpet, flugelhorn; Curtis Fuller, trombone; Benny Golson, tenor sax; Walter Davis Jr., piano; Buster Williams, bass; Art Blakey, drums.

NYC, April 13 and 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   1983

Terence Blanchard, Wynton Marsalis, trumpet; Curtis Fuller, trombone; Benny Golson, tenor sax; 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 released on Somethin' Else (J) TOCJ-8025 in 1998.

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 sax; 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   1984

Terence Blanchard, trumpet; Donald Harrison, alto sax; Jean Toussaint, tenor sax; 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 released on Concord Jazz CCD-4256 in 1984.

1985

Art Blakey And The Jazz Messengers Live At Ronnie Scott's - BBC Legends   BBC Legends (E) BBCJ 7003-2   2000

Terence Blanchard, trumpet; Donald Harrison, alto sax; Jean Toussaint, tenor sax; Mulgrew Miller, piano; Lonnie Plaxico, bass; Art Blakey, drums.

Ronnie Scott's Jazz 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 Volume 3   Blue Note BT 85115   1985

Freddie Hubbard, trumpet; Curtis Fuller, trombone; Johnny Griffin, tenor sax; Walter Davis Jr., piano; Reggie Workman, bass; Art Blakey, drums.

Town Hall, NYC, February 22, 1985

Moanin'

** also released on Blue Note CDP 7 46149 2 in 1985.

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

Terence Blanchard, trumpet; Donald Harrison, alto sax; Jean Toussaint, tenor sax; Mulgrew Miller, piano; Lonnie Plaxico, bass; Art Blakey, drums.

Ronnie Scott's Jazz Club, London, England, February 25, 1985

On The Ginza
Dr. Jeckyle (as Dr. Jeckyll)
Two Of A Kind
I Want To Talk About You

** also released on Art Blakey + The Jazz Messengers Live At Ronnie Scott's, London, Jazz Road/Apollon (J) BY32-5009.

Art Blakey And The Jazz Messengers - Blue Night   Timeless (Du) SJP 217   1985

Terence Blanchard, trumpet; Donald Harrison, alto sax; Jean Toussaint, tenor sax; Mulgrew Miller, piano; Lonnie Plaxico, bass; Art Blakey, drums.: same personnel.

Studio 44, Monster, Holland, March 17, 1985

Blue Night
Blue Minor
Two Of A Kind
Body And Soul
Mr. Combinated

** also released on Timeless (Du) CD SJP 217. and on On The New Tradition, Baystate (J) RJL-8105 in 1985.

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

Terence Blanchard, trumpet; Donald Harrison, alto sax; Jean Toussaint, tenor sax; Mulgrew Miller, piano; Lonnie Plaxico, bass; Art Blakey, drums.: same session.

Studio 44, Monster, Holland, March 17, 1985

Two Of A Kind (alternate take)
Blue Minor (alternate take)
Mr. Combinated (alternate take)

** originally released on Timeless (Du) SJP 217 in 1985 + 3 bonus tracks.

Art Blakey & The Jazz Messengers - Farewell: Live At Sweet Basil   Paddle Wheel (J) KICJ 41/42   1991

Terence Blanchard, trumpet; Tim Williams, trombone; Donald Harrison, alto sax; Jean Toussaint, tenor sax; Mulgrew Miller, piano; Lonnie Plaxico, bass; Art Blakey, drums.

Sweet Basil, Greenwich Village, NY, March 21, 24, and December 30, 31, 1985

Goma
Second Thoughts
Uranus

same session.

Sudan Blue
I Thought About You
Blue 'N' Boogie / Theme

Art Blakey & The Jazz Messengers - Live At Sweet Basil   Paddle Wheel (J) K28P-6357   1985

Terence Blanchard, trumpet; Donald Harrison, alto sax; Jean Toussaint, tenor sax; Mulgrew Miller, piano; Lonnie Plaxico, bass; Art Blakey, drums.

Sweet Basil, Greenwich Village, NY, March 24, 1985

Jodi
Blues March
Mr. Babe
Moanin'

** also released on Paddle Wheel (J) K32Y-6024 in 1985; GNP Crescendo GNPS 2182 in 1985.

Art Blakey And The Jazz Messengers - Hard Champion   Paddle Wheel (J) K28P-6472   1987

Terence Blanchard, trumpet; Donald Harrison, alto sax; Jean Toussaint, tenor sax; Mulgrew Miller, piano; Lonnie Plaxico, bass; Art Blakey, drums.: same session.

Sweet Basil, Greenwich Village, NY, March 24, 1985

Senic Route
Come Rain Or Come Shine
Witch Hunt

Philip Harper as J. Harper, trumpet; Kenny Garrett, alto sax; Javon Jackson, tenor sax; Benny Green, piano; Peter Washington, bass; Art Blakey, drums.

A&R Studios, NYC, May 3, 1987

Theme Of Hard Champion

** also released on Paddle Wheel (J) K32Y-6209 in 1987; Evidence ECD 22025-2 in 1992.

Art Blakey And The Jazz Messengers - Live At Kimball's   Concord Jazz CJ-307   1986

Terence Blanchard, trumpet; Donald Harrison, alto sax; Jean Toussaint, tenor sax; 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 released on Concord Jazz CCD-4307 in 1986.

Art Blakey & The Jazz Messengers - New Year's Eve At Sweet Basil   Paddle Wheel (J) K28P-6426   1986

Terence Blanchard, trumpet; Tim Williams, trombone; Donald Harrison, alto sax; Jean Toussaint, tenor sax; Mulgrew Miller, piano; Lonnie Plaxico, bass; Art Blakey, drums.

Sweet Basil, Greenwich Village, NY, December 30 and 31, 1985

Hide And Seek
Little Man
New York
I Want To Talk About You

** also released on Paddle Wheel (J) K32Y-6079 in 1986; Evidence ECD 22029-2 in 1992.

Art Blakey & The Jazz Messengers - Live At Sweet Basil - Dr. Jeckyle   Paddle Wheel (J) K28P-6462   1987

Terence Blanchard, trumpet; Tim Williams, trombone; Donald Harrison, alto sax; Jean Toussaint, tenor sax; Mulgrew Miller, piano; Lonnie Plaxico, bass; Art Blakey, drums.: same session.

Sweet Basil, Greenwich Village, NY, December 30 and 31, 1985

Fuller Love
Dr. Jeckyle
81
One By One

** also released on Paddle Wheel (J) K32Y-6183 in 1987; Evidence ECD 22001-2 in 1992.

1986

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

Wallace Roney, trumpet; Javon Jackson, tenor sax; 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 sax; Jean Toussaint, tenor sax; Donald Brown, piano; Peter Washington, bass; Art Blakey, drums.

Berkeley, CA, September 8 and 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 sax; 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 sax; 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 released on Soul Note (It) 121105-2.

Art Blakey & The Jazz Messengers - Standards   Paddle Wheel (J) 292E-6026   1989

Phillip Harper, trumpet; Robin Eubanks, trombone; Javon Jackson, tenor sax; Benny Green, piano; Peter Washington, bass; Art Blakey, drums.: same personnel.

Sweet Basil, Greenwich Village, NY, 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 sax; Benny Green, piano; Leon Dorsey, bass; Art Blakey, drums.

Monster, Holland, October 31, and 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 sax #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 released 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 sax; Javon Jackson, tenor sax; 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 sax; Benny Golson, Wayne Shorter, tenor sax; Walter Davis Jr., piano; Buster Williams, bass; Roy Haynes, drums; Michele Hendricks, vocal.

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) CD SJP 340   1990

Brian Lynch, trumpet; Steve Davis, trombone #1,7,8; Frank Lacy, trombone #2-6,10; Dale Barlow, Javon Jackson, tenor sax; Geoff Keezer, piano; Essiet Okon Essiet, bass; Art Blakey, drums.

Van Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs, NJ, February 1 and 2, 1990

1.Brain Stormin'
2.Byrdflight
3.Hammerhead
4.Aquarius Rising
5.Kay Pea
6.Chippin' In
7.Raincheck
8.Chandek's Den
9.Kenji's Walk (the last drum solo)
10.Love Walked In

Art Blakey, Dr. John, David Newman - Bluesiana Triangle   Windham Hill Jazz WD 0125

David Newman, sax, flute, background vocal; Dr. John, piano, organ, vocal; Essiet Okon Essiet, bass, background vocal; Art Blakey, drums, vocal, 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 sax; Geoff Keezer, piano; Essiet Okon Essiet, bass; Art Blakey, drums.

BMG Studios, NYC, April 10 and 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 (Du) PRCD2010171   2011

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.

broadcast, 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