A Night at Birdland Vol. 3

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A Night at Birdland Vol. 3
Live album by Art Blakey
Released November 1954
Recorded February 21, 1954
Birdland, New York City
Genre Jazz
Length 21:45
Label Blue Note Records
(BLP 5039)
Art Blakey chronology
A Night at Birdland Vol. 2
(1954)
A Night at Birdland Vol. 3
(1954)
Blakey
(1954)
A Night at Birdland Vol. 3 12" Version
Live album by Art Blakey
Released June 21, 1984
Recorded February 21, 1954
Birdland, New York City
Genre Jazz
Length 29:37
Label Toshiba (Japan)
(BNJ-61002)

A Night at Birdland Vol. 3 may refer to two different jazz albums, both of which contain live material recorded by the Art Blakey Quintet at Birdland on February 21, 1954. The first is the third album in the original 10" series (BLP 5039) released in 1954 by Blue Note Records. The three original 10" albums were repackaged as two 12" LPs in 1956, with all of the tracks from the original 10" Vol. 3 being included on the 12" Vol. 2.[1]

The second album entitled A Night at Birdland Vol. 3 is a 12" album containing outtakes from the original session, released by the Toshiba Records in Japan, released in 1984.[2] Three of the four tracks on the Japanese 12" Vol. 3 had previously been released as part of a 2 LP Compilation entitled Live Messengers (BN-LA473-J2) in 1975.[1]

All of the tracks from both Vol. 3's have subsequently been reissued on the CD versions of A Night at Birdland Vol. 1 and A Night at Birdland Vol. 2.[3][4]

Track listing[edit]

10" LP[edit]

Side 1
No. Title Lyrics Music Length
1. "Now's the Time"     Charlie Parker 9:02
2. "If I Had You"   Jimmy Campbell and Reg Connelly Ted Shapiro 3:31
Side 2
No. Title Lyrics Music Length
3. "Confirmation"     Charlie Parker 9:12

12" LP[edit]

Side 1
No. Title Lyrics Music Length
1. "Wee-Dot (alternate take)" (previously released on Live Messengers [BN-LA473-J2])   J.J. Johnson, Leo Parker 6:53
2. "Blues (Improvisation)" (previously released on Live Messengers [BN-LA473-J2])   Traditional 8:37
Side 2
No. Title Lyrics Music Length
3. "The Way You Look Tonight" (previously released on Live Messengers [BN-LA473-J2]) Dorothy Fields Jerome Kern 9:59
4. "Lou's Blues" (previously unreleased)   Lou Donaldson 3:58

Personnel[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Art Blakey Discography Project". jazzdisco.org. Retrieved 6 December 2014. 
  2. ^ MATSUBAYASHI, Kohji. "Blue Note Japan Releases: Toshiba Era Part 2 (1983-1988)". microgroove.jp. Retrieved 6 December 2014. 
  3. ^ A Night at Birdland Vol. 1 at Discogs
  4. ^ A Night at Birdland Vol. 2 at Discogs