Art Blakey!!!!! Jazz Messengers!!!!!

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Jazz Messengers!!!!!
Blakey Impulse! cover.jpg
Studio album by Art Blakey
Released September 1, 1961
Recorded June 13, 1961 (#3, 5)
June 14, 1961 (#1-2, 4, 6)
Studio Van Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs, NJ
Genre Jazz
Length 38:00
Label Impulse!
Producer Bob Thiele
Art Blakey chronology
The Witch Doctor
Jazz Messengers!!!!!
Professional ratings
Review scores
Allmusic4/5 stars [1]
Penguin Guide to Jazz (8th ed.)3.5/4 stars
Down Beat4.5/5 stars[2]
The Rolling Stone Jazz Record Guide5/5 stars[3]

Jazz Messengers!!!!! is a 1961 jazz album released by Art Blakey & the Jazz Messengers for Impulse! Records. Expanding to a sextet for the first time, it was the group's final recording with Bobby Timmons, who would be replaced by Cedar Walton.


In his Down Beat review of January 4, 1962, critic Ira Gitler commented: "This is a change of pace from most recent Messenger releases. There is only one original; the rest are standards that have not been overdone."

Track listing[edit]

  1. "À la Mode" (Curtis Fuller) — 6:40
  2. "Invitation" (Bronislau Kaper, Paul Francis Webster) — 7:25
  3. "Circus" (Lou Alter, Bob Russell) — 5:12
  4. "You Don't Know What Love Is" (Gene de Paul, Don Raye) — 6:55
  5. "I Hear a Rhapsody" (Jack Baker, George Fragos, Dick Gasparre) — 6:30
  6. "Gee Baby, Ain't I Good to You" (Andy Razaf, Don Redman) — 5:00



  1. ^ Allmusic review
  2. ^ Down Beat: January 4, 1962 vol. 29, no. 1
  3. ^ Swenson, J., ed. (1985). The Rolling Stone Jazz Record Guide. USA: Random House/Rolling Stone. p. 25. ISBN 0-394-72643-X.