Drum Suite

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Drum Suite
Studio album by Art Blakey and The Jazz Messengers
Released 1957
Recorded December 13, 1956 and February 22, 1957
Columbia 30th Street Studio, New York City
Genre Jazz
Length 40:57
Label Columbia
CL 1002
Producer George Avakian
Art Blakey chronology
Ritual
(1957)
Drum Suite
(1956-57)
Orgy in Rhythm
(1957)

Drum Suite is an album by drummer Art Blakey with The Jazz Messengers and the Art Blakey Percussion Ensemble recorded in late 1956 and early 1957 and originally released on the Columbia label.[1][2]

Reception[edit]

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

Allmusic awarded the album 4 stars calling it "Groundbreaking for its time, and still sounding vital, powerful, and visionary, the Drum Suite album is somewhat of a lost masterpiece that deserves a fresh audience".[3]

Track listing[edit]

  1. "The Sacrifice" (Art Blakey) - 5:16
  2. "Cubano Chant" (Ray Bryant) - 4:01
  3. "Oscalypso" (Oscar Pettiford) - 8:48
  4. "Nica's Tempo" (Gigi Gryce) - 8:24
  5. "D's Dilemma" (Mal Waldron) - 8:32
  6. "Just for Marty" (Bill Hardman) - 5:56
  • Recorded at Columbia 30th Street Studio in New York City on December 13, 1956 (tracks 4-6) and February 22, 1957 (tracks 1-3)

Personnel[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Art Blakey discography accessed June 5, 2013
  2. ^ Art Blakey chronology accessed June 5, 2013
  3. ^ a b Leggett, S. Allmusic Review, accessed June 5, 2013