Art Blakey discography

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Art Blakey discography
Releases
Studio albums 10
Live albums 3
Compilation albums 4
Jazz Messengers 76

Art Blakey was an American Grammy Award-winning[1][2] jazz drummer and bandleader.[3][4][5] "Art Blakey" and "Jazz Messengers" became synonymous over the years, though Blakey he led many non-Messenger recording sessions.[6][7][8] In addition to the 76 albums which he recorded as a leader or co-leader of the Jazz Messengers, Blakey also led 10 studio albums, 3 Live albums and 4 compilation sessions. A relentless performer, he continued to record as a sideman, on dozens of albums, throughout his career—frequently for Messengers alumni.[8] He also led several percussion-centric albums with many of his peers.[3][8]

Studio Albums[edit]

Album Album Details
Blakey
  • Released: 1954
  • Recorded: May 20, 1954
  • Label: Emarcy (MG 26030)
  • Format: 10" LP
Orgy in Rhythm, Vol. 1 and 2
  • Released: 1957
  • Recorded: March 7, 1957
  • Label: Blue Note (BLP 1554 [Mono], BST 1554 [Stereo]; BLP 1555)
  • Format: LP
Art Blakey Big Band
  • Released: 1958
  • Recorded: December, 1957
  • Label: Bethlehem (BCP 6027)
  • Format: LP
Drums Around the Corner
  • Released: October 19, 1999
  • Recorded: November 2, 1958 and March 29, 1959
  • Label: Blue Note (21455)
  • Format: CD
Holiday for Skins, Vol. 1 and 2
  • Released: 1959
  • Recorded: November 8, 1958
  • Label: Blue Note (BLP 4004, BLP 4005)
  • Format: LP
The Freedom Rider
  • Released: 1961
  • Recorded: 1961
  • Label: Blue Note (BLP 4156 [Mono], BST 84156 [Stereo])
  • Format: LP
The African Beat
  • Released: November 1962
  • Recorded: January 24, 1962
  • Label: Blue Note (BLP 4097 [Mono], BST 84097 [Stereo])
  • Format: LP
A Jazz Message
  • Released: February 1964
  • Recorded: July 16, 1963
  • Label: Impulse! (A 45)
  • Format: LP
Hold On, I'm Coming
  • Released: 1966
  • Recorded: May 12 and May 27, 1966
  • Label: Limelight (LM 82038)
  • Format: LP
Killer Joe
  • Released: 1982
  • Recorded: December 4, 1981
  • Label: Union Jazz (ULP 5001)
  • Format: LP
Bluesiana Triangle

Live Albums[edit]

Album Album Details
A Night at Birdland Vol. 1
  • Released: 1954
  • Recorded: February 21, 1954
  • Label: Blue Note (BLP 5037)
  • Format: 10" LP
A Night at Birdland Vol. 2
  • Released: 1954
  • Recorded: February 21, 1954
  • Label: Blue Note (BLP 5038)
  • Format: 10" LP
A Night at Birdland Vol. 3
  • Released: 1954
  • Recorded: February 21, 1954
  • Label: Blue Note (BLP 5039)
  • Format: 10" LP

Compilation Albums[edit]

Album Album Details Notes
New Sounds
  • Released: 1952
  • Recorded: December 22, 1947
  • Label: Blue Note (BLP 5010)
  • Format: 10" LP
Horace Silver Trio, Vol. 2/Art Blakey-Sabu - Spotlight On Drums
  • Released: 1954
  • Recorded: November 23, 1953
  • Label: Blue Note (BLP 5034)
  • Format: 10" LP
Blakey and Sabu collaborated on two songs on this LP, which is filled out with the Horace Silver Trio, also including Blakey. Reissued on 12" LP BLP 1520.
Live Messengers
  • Released: 1978
  • Recorded: February 21, 1954
  • Label: Blue Note (BN-LA472-J2)
  • Format: LP
This 2 record set contains unreleased tracks from the Night at Birdland session along with other, later, live Jazz Messengers live tracks.
Drum Suite
  • Released: 1957
  • Recorded: February 22, 1957
  • Label: Columbia (CL 1002)
  • Format: LP
Side one is the Art Blakey Percussion Ensemble, side two is the Jazz Messengers.

Jazz Messengers Albums[edit]

Albums recorded as a sideman[edit]

Year Title Leader Label
1950 Dexter Gordon and his Boys Dexter Gordon Savoy (MG 9003)
1950 New Sound in Modern Music, Vol. 3 Dexter Gordon Savoy (MG 9015)
1950 New Sound in Modern Music, Vol. 6 Fats Navarro Savoy (MG 9019)
1950 Battle of the Saxes Gene Ammons, Sonny Stitt Prestige (PRLP 107)
1950 Tenor Sax, Vol. 1 Gene Ammons Prestige (PRLP 112)
1951 Genius of Modern Music Thelonious Monk Blue Note (BLP 5002)
1951 Mr. Saxophone Sonny Stitt Prestige (PRLP 111)
1951 Sonny Stitt Favorites, Vol. 2 Sonny Stitt Prestige (PRLP 126)
1951 Gene Ammons Favorites, Vol. 2 Gene Ammons Prestige (PRLP 127)
1951 Dizzy Gillespie, Vol. 1 Dizzy Gillespie Dee Gee (MG 1000)
1951 Collates Illinois Jacquet Clef (MGC 112)
1951 Collates #2 Illinois Jacquet Clef (MGC 129)
1951 Wizard of the Vibes Milt Jackson Blue Note (BLP 5011)
1951 Swingin' with Zoot Sims Zoot Sims Prestige (PRLP 117)
1951 Tenor Sax Favorites Zoot Sims Prestige (PRLP 118)
1951 Modern Jazz Trombones, Vol. 2 Bennie Green, J. J. Johnson Prestige (PRLP 123)
1951 The New Sounds Miles Davis Prestige (PRLP 124)
1951 Mambo Jazz Sonny Rollins, Sonny Stitt, Joe Holiday, Kenny Graham Prestige (PRLP 135)
1951 Sonny Rollins Quartet Sonny Rollins Prestige (PRLP 137)
1951 Blue Period Miles Davis Prestige (PRLP 140)
1952 James Moody and his Modernists with Chano Pozo James Moody Blue Note (BLP 5006)
1952 Genius of Modern Music: Volume 2 Thelonious Monk Blue Note (BLP 5009)
1952 King of the Clarinet Buddy DeFranco MGM (E 177)
1952 Zoot Sims All Stars with Kai Winding and Al Cohn Zoot Sims Prestige (PRLP 138)
1952 King Pleasure Sings/Annie Ross Sings Annie Ross Prestige (PRLP 7128)
1952 Introducing the Horace Silver Trio Horace Silver Blue Note (BLP 5018)
1952 Thelonious Monk Trio Thelonious Monk Prestige (PRLP 142)
1952 New Faces-New Sounds Lou Donaldson Blue Note (BLP 5021)
1953 Buddy DeFranco with Strings Buddy DeFranco MGM (E 253)
1953 Introducing the Kenny Drew Trio Kenny Drew Blue Note (BLP 5023)
1953 Buddy DeFranco Quartet Buddy DeFranco Clef (MGC 149)
1953 Miles Davis Volume 2 Miles Davis Blue Note (BLP 5022)
1953 Buddy DeFranco Takes You to the Stars Buddy DeFranco Gene Norman Presents (Vol. 2)
1953 New Star on the Horizon Clifford Brown Blue Note (BLP 5032)
1953 Introducing Paul Bley Paul Bley Debut (DLP 7)
1954 Miles Davis Volume 3 Miles Davis Blue Note (BLP 5040)
1954 Miles Davis Quartet Miles Davis Prestige (PRLP 161)
1954 Elmo Hope Quintet Elmo Hope Blue Note (BLP 5044)
1954 Thelonious Monk Quintet Thelonious Monk Prestige (PRLP 180)
1954 Sonny Rollins Quintet Sonny Rollins Prestige (PRLP 186)
1954 Lou Donaldson Sextet, Vol. 2 Lou Donaldson Blue Note (BLP 5055)
1954 Introducing Joe Gordon Joe Gordon EmArcy (MG 26046)
1954 Thelonious Monk Trio Thelonious Monk Prestige (PRLP 189)
1955 Clark Terry Clark Terry EmArcy (MG 36007)
1955 Jazz Original Bud Powell Norgran (MGN 1017)
1955 The Randy Weston Trio Randy Weston Riverside (RLP 2515)
1955 Afro-Cuban Kenny Dorham Blue Note (BLP5065, BLP 1535)
1955 Julius Watkins Sextet, Vol. 2 Julius Watkins Blue Note (BLP 5064)
1955 Hank Mobley Quartet Hank Mobley Blue Note (BLP 5066)
1955 The Prophetic Herbie Nichols Vol. 2 Herbie Nichols Blue Note (BLP 5069)
1955 Duke Jordan Trio and Quintet Duke Jordan Signal (S 1202)
1955 Gigi Gryce and Orchestra Gigi Gryce Signal (S 1201)
1955 Byrd's Eye View Donald Byrd Transition (TRLP J-4)
1956 The Unique Thelonious Monk Thelonious Monk Riverside (RLP 12-209)
1956 Metronome All-Stars 1956 Metronome All-Stars Clef (MGC 743)
1957 Plenty, Plenty Soul Milt Jackson Atlantic (LP 1269)
1957 Hank Mobley and His All Stars Hank Mobley Blue Note (BLP 1544)
1957 A Date with Jimmy Smith Volume One Jimmy Smith Blue Note (BLP 1547)
1957 A Date with Jimmy Smith Volume Two Jimmy Smith Blue Note (BLP 1548)
1957 Blowing in from Chicago Clifford Jordan, John Gilmore Blue Note (BLP 1549)
1957 Hank Mobley Quintet Hank Mobley Blue Note (BLP 1550)
1957 Jimmy Smith at the organ, Vol. 1 Jimmy Smith Blue Note (BLP 1551)
1957 Jimmy Smith at the organ, Vol. 2 Jimmy Smith Blue Note (BLP 1552)
1957 The Sounds of Jimmy Smith Jimmy Smith Blue Note (BLP 1556)
1957 Sonny Rollins, Vol. 2 Sonny Rollins Blue Note (BLP 1558)
1957 A Blowing Session Johnny Griffin Blue Note (BLP 1559)
1957 Monk's Music Thelonious Monk Riverside (RLP 12-242)
1958 House Party Jimmy Smith Blue Note (BLP 4002)
1958 Somethin' Else Cannonball Adderley Blue Note (BLP 1595)
1958 Minor Move Tina Brooks King (Japan) (GXF-3072)
1958 New Bottle Old Wine Gil Evans World Pacific (WP-1246)
1958 Blue Lights Volume 1 Kenny Burrell Blue Note (BLP 1596)
1958 Blue Lights Volume 2 Kenny Burrell Blue Note (BLP 1597)
1958 Things Are Getting Better Cannonball Adderley, Milt Jackson Riverside (RLP 12-286)
1959 Out of the Blue Blue Mitchell Riverside (RLP 12-293)
1959 My Conception Sonny Clark King (Japan) (GXF-3056)
1959 Swingin' Kenny Burrell King (Japan) (GXF-3070)
1959 On View at the Five Spot Cafe Kenny Burrell Blue Note (BLP 4021)
1959 Groovin' with Golson Benny Golson New Jazz (NJLP 8220)
1960 Here's Lee Morgan Lee Morgan Vee-Jay (NVJ2-910)
1960 Soul Station Hank Mobley Blue Note (BLP 4031)
1960 Comin' On! Dizzy Reece Blue Note (7243 5 22019 2)
1960 Lee-Way Lee Morgan Blue Note (BLP 4034)
1960 Soul Time Bobby Timmons Riverside (RLP 334)
1960 Second Genesis Wayne Shorter Vee-Jay (VJS 3057)
1960 Expoobident Lee Morgan Vee-Jay (VJLP 3015)
1960 Roll Call Hank Mobley Blue Note (BLP 4058)
1962 Nigeria Grant Green Blue Note (LT-1032)
1962 Congo Lament Ike Quebec Blue Note (LT-1089)
1964 Tom Cat Lee Morgan Blue Note (LT-1058)
1964 Blues Bag Buddy DeFranco Vee-Jay (VJLP 2506)
1964 I/We Had a Ball Various Artists Limelight (LM 82002)
1971 Giants of Jazz Various Artists Concord Jazz (GW 3004)
1971 The Giants of Jazz Various Artists Atlantic (SD 2-905)
1971 Something in Blue Thelonious Monk Black Lion (BL 152)
1971 The Man I Love Thelonious Monk Black Lion (BL 197)
1977 Illumination Walter Davis, Jr. Denon (DC-8553)
1980 Gotham City Dexter Gordon Columbia (JC 36853)
1987 Magical Trio 1 James Williams EmArcy (832 859 2)

Filmography[edit]

  • 1983 Jazz at the Smithsonian
  • 1986 At Ronnie Scott's London (Video)
  • 1995 The Jazz Messenger (Video/DVD)
  • 1998 Art Blakey's Jazz Messengers
  • 2001 Jazz Life, Vol. 2
  • 2003 Modern Jazz at the Village Vanguard
  • 2003 Live from Ronnie Scott's (DVD)
  • 2003 Live at the Smithsonian
  • 2004 Live at Village Vanguard

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ "Grammy Award Winners 1984`". Grammy.com. Retrieved 17 September 2014. 
  2. ^ "Art Blakey Awards". All Music. Retrieved 17 September 2014. 
  3. ^ a b Feather, Leonard; Gitler, Ira (1999). The Biographical Encyclopedia of Jazz. Oxford University Press, USA. p. 65. ISBN 9780199729074. 
  4. ^ "Art Blakey". Encyclopaedia Britannica. Retrieved 16 September 2014. 
  5. ^ "Blakey, Arthur (Art; Buhaina, Abdullay Ibn; Bu)". [1]. Retrieved 16 September 2014. 
  6. ^ "Art Blakey Biography". Bio. Retrieved 16 September 2014. 
  7. ^ "Art Blakey". PBS. Retrieved 16 September 2014. 
  8. ^ a b c Kelsey, Chris. "Art Blakey". All Music. Retrieved 16 September 2014. 

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