Art Blakey discography

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This is a list of albums recorded by Art Blakey, the American jazz drummer.

Year Title Label Comments
1954 A Night at Birdland Vol. 1 Blue Note with Clifford Brown, Lou Donaldson, Horace Silver & Curley Russell
1954 A Night at Birdland Vol. 2 Blue Note with Brown, Donaldson, Silver & Russell
1954 A Night at Birdland Vol. 3 Blue Note with Brown, Donaldson, Silver & Russell: 10 inch LP with tracks later released on 12 inch versions of Vol. 1 & 2
1954 Blakey EmArcy with Joe Gordon, Gigi Gryce, Walter Bishop, Jr. & Bernie Griggs
1955 At the Cafe Bohemia, Vol. 1 Blue Note Jazz Messengers 1: Kenny Dorham, Hank Mobley, Horace Silver & Doug Watkins
1955 At the Cafe Bohemia, Vol. 2 Blue Note JM1
1956 Art Blakey with the Original Jazz Messengers Columbia JM1:Donald Byrd replaces Dorham
1956 Originally Columbia JM1/JM2 + Ira Sullivan, Kenny Drew & Wilbur Ware: Released 1982
1956 Hard Bop Columbia JM2:Bill Hardman, Jackie McLean, Sam Dockery, & Spanky DeBrest
1957 Ritual: The Modern Jazz Messengers Pacific Jazz JM2
1956-57 Drum Suite Columbia JM2/Art Blakey Percussion Ensemble: Ray Bryant, Oscar Pettiford, Jo Jones, Charles "Specs" Wright, Candido & Sabu
1957 Orgy in Rhythm Blue Note AB Percussion Ensemble: Bryant, Jones, Wright, Herbie Mann, Wendell Marshall, Sabu, Ubaldo Nieto, Evilio Quintero, Art Taylor & Carlos "Patato" Valdes
1957 Mirage Savoy Originally issued as Midnight Session
1957 Selections from Lerner and Loewe's... Vik
1957 Tough! Cadet Released in 1966
1957 A Night in Tunisia Vik reissued with bonus tracks as Theory of Art
1957 Cu-Bop Jubilee with Sabu
1957 Art Blakey's Jazz Messengers with Thelonious Monk Atlantic with Thelonious Monk
1957 Hard Drive Bethlehem
1957 Art Blakey Big Band Bethlehem featuring John Coltrane
1958 Moanin' Blue Note
1958-59 Drums Around the Corner Blue Note released in 1999
1958 Holiday for Skins Blue Note
1958 1958 - Paris Olympia Fontana
1958 Des Femmes Disparaissent Fontana Original Soundtrack
1958 Art Blakey et les Jazz-Messengers au Club St. Germain RCA
1959 At the Jazz Corner of the World Blue Note
1959 Les Liaisons Dangereuses 1960 Fontana Original Soundtrack with Barney Wilen
1959 Africaine Blue Note
1959 Art Blakey et les Jazz Messengers au Theatre des Champs-Elysees RCA
1959 Paris Jam Session Fontana
1960 The Big Beat Blue Note
1960 Gretsch Drum Night at Birdland Roulette
1960 Like Someone in Love Blue Note
1960 A Night in Tunisia Blue Note
1960 Meet You at the Jazz Corner of the World Blue Note
1961 Roots & Herbs Blue Note
1961 Pisces Blue Note
1961 The Freedom Rider Blue Note
1961 The Witch Doctor Blue Note released 1967
1961 Art Blakey!!!!! Jazz Messengers!!!!! Impulse!
1961 Mosaic Blue Note
1961 Buhaina's Delight Blue Note released 1963
1962 The African Beat Blue Note
1962 Three Blind Mice Blue Note
1963 Caravan Riverside
1963 Ugetsu Riverside
1964 A Jazz Message Impulse!
1964 Free For All Blue Note
1964 Kyoto Riverside
1964 Indestructible Blue Note
1964 Golden Boy Colpix
1964 'S Make It Limelight
1965 Soul Finger Limelight
1966 Buttercorn Lady Limelight
1965-66 Hold On, I'm Coming Limelight
1970 Jazz Messengers '70 Catalyst
1971 The Giants of Jazz Atlantic with Dizzy Gillespie, Al McKibbon, Thelonious Monk, Sonny Stitt and Kai Winding
1972 Child's Dance Prestige
1972 Live at the 1972 Monterey Jazz Festival Concord with Clark Terry, Roy Eldridge, Thelonious Monk, Kai Winding, Sonny Stitt and Al McKibbon - released in 2008
1973 Anthenagin Prestige
1973 Buhaina Prestige
1975 In Walked Sonny Sonet with Sonny Stitt
1976 Backgammon Roulette
1977 Gypsy Folk Tales Roulette
1977 Heat Wave Meldec Jazz
1977 In My Prime Vol. 1 Timeless
1977 In My Prime Vol. 2 Timeless
1978 In This Korner Concord Jazz
1978 Reflections in Blue Concord Jazz
1979 Night in Tunisia: Digital Recording Philips
1979 One by One Palcosenico
1980 Live at Montreux and Northsea Timeless with the Jazz Messengers Big Band
1981 Recorded Live At Bubba's Jazz Restaurant Kingdom Jazz Featuring Wynton Marsalis (GATE 7003)
1981 Art Blakey in Sweden Amigo
1981 Album of the Year Timeless
1981 Straight Ahead Concord Jazz
1981 Killer Joe Union Jazz with George Kawaguchi
1982 Keystone 3 Concord Jazz
1982 Art Blakey and the All Star Jazz Messengers RCA with Freddie Hubbard, Curtis Fuller, Benny Golson, Cedar Walton and Buster Williams
1982 Oh-By the Way Timeless
1983 Caravan Baystate
1984 A Groovy Night with the Magnificent Six Baystate
1984 New York Scene Concord Jazz
1985 Art Blakey and the Jazz Messengers Live at Ronnie Scott's BBC Legends
1985 Blue Night Timeless
1985 Farewell Paddle Wheel
1985 Live at Sweet Basil Paddle Wheel
1985 Hard Champion Paddle Wheel
1985 Live at Kimball's Concord Jazz
1985 New Year's Eve at Sweet Basil Paddle Wheel
1985 Dr. Jeckyle Paddle Wheel
1986 Feeling Good Delos
1988 Feel the Wind Timeless with Freddie Hubbard
1988 Not Yet Soul Note
1988 Standards Paddle Wheel
1988 I Get a Kick Out of Bu Soul Note
1989 The Art of Jazz In+Out
1990 Chippin' In Timeless
1990 Bluesiana Triangle Windham Hill Jazz with Dr. John and David Newman
1990 One for All A&M

Albums as sideman[edit]

With Cannonball Adderley

With Gene Ammons

With Walter Davis, Jr.

With Paul Bley

With Clifford Brown

With Kenny Burrell

With Donald Byrd

With Sonny Clark

With Miles Davis

With Buddy DeFranco

  • Blues Bag (1964) - Affinity

With Kenny Dorham

With Dizzy Gillespie

With Benny Golson

With Joe Gordon

With Grant Green

With Gigi Gryce

With Elmo Hope

With Milt Jackson

with Cliff Jordan & John Gilmore

With Hank Mobley

With Thelonious Monk

With Lee Morgan

With Blue Mitchell

With Herbie Nichols

With Ike Quebec

With Rita Reys

With Sonny Rollins

With Wayne Shorter

With Horace Silver

With Jimmy Smith

With Sonny Stitt

With Clark Terry:

With Bobby Timmons

With Randy Weston

With James Williams

  • Magical Trio 1

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

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