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!
A-7
Producer Bob Thiele
Art Blakey chronology
The Witch Doctor
(1961)
Jazz Messengers!!!!!
(1961)
Mosaic
(1961)
Professional ratings
Review scores
SourceRating
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.

Reception[edit]

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

Personnel[edit]

References[edit]

  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.