Album of the Year (Art Blakey album)

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Album of the Year
Studio album by Art Blakey and the Jazz Messengers
Released 1981
Recorded April 12, 1981
Davout Studios, Paris, France
Genre Jazz
Label Timeless
SJP 155
Producer Wim Wigt
Art Blakey and the Jazz Messengers chronology
Art Blakey in Sweden
Album of the Year
Straight Ahead

Album of the Year is an album by drummer Art Blakey and the Jazz Messengers recorded in 1978 in Paris and released on the Dutch Timeless label.[1][2]


Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4/5 stars[3]

Scott Yanow of Allmusic states that "The 1981 edition of The Jazz Messengers featured more than its share of young greats, reinforcing drummer Art Blakey's recognition as jazz's greatest talent scout. This high-quality set, recorded in Paris, includes new material".[3]

Track listing[edit]

  1. "Cheryl" (Charlie Parker) - 5:23
  2. "Ms. B.C." (Pamela Watson) - 6:47
  3. "In Case You Missed Me" (Robert Watson) - 8:53
  4. "Little Man" (Charles Fambrough) - 7:19
  5. "Witch Hunt" (Wayne Shorter) - 6:26
  6. "The Soulful Mr. Timmons" (James Williams) - 7:46



  1. ^ Art Blakey discography accessed June 19, 2013
  2. ^ Art Blakey chronology accessed June 19, 2013
  3. ^ a b Yanow, S. Allmusic Review, accessed June 19, 2013