Art Blakey et les Jazz Messengers au Théâtre des Champs-Élysées

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to navigation Jump to search
Art Blakey et les Jazz Messengers au Théâtre des Champs-Élysées
Au Théâtre Des Champs-Élysées.jpg
Live album by
Released1960
RecordedNovember 15, 1959
Théâtre des Champs-Élysées, Paris, France
GenreHard bop
Length33:55
LabelRCA (France)
430.054
ProducerMarcel Romano
Art Blakey and the Jazz Messengers chronology
Africaine
(1959)
Art Blakey et les Jazz Messengers au Théâtre des Champs-Élysées
(1960)
Paris Jam Session
(1959)

Art Blakey et les Jazz Messengers au Théâtre des Champs-Élysées is a live album by Art Blakey & the Jazz Messengers recorded at the Théâtre des Champs-Élysées in Paris on November 15, 1959 and originally released on the French RCA Records label.[1] The first official release of this material on CD was in the 2015 Sony box set, The Complete Columbia and RCA Albums Collection, with three bonus tracks.

Reception[edit]

Professional ratings
Review scores
SourceRating
Allmusic3/5 stars[2]

Allmusic gave the album 3 stars with Ken Dryden's review stating: "Most of the four pieces featured give the band a chance to stretch out and are the typical high-energy performances one has come to expect from bands led by the veteran drummer... The rather muddy sound of this live recording is somewhat disappointing ...therefore, it is worth the investment for obsessive Art Blakey collectors, while most jazz fans will gravitate to better-sounding releases first".[2]

Track listing[edit]

  1. "Close Your Eyes" (Bernice Petkere) - 9:43
  2. "Goldie" (Lee Morgan) - 9:03
  3. "Ray's Idea" (Ray Brown, Dizzy Gillespie) - 5:03
  4. "Lester Left Town" (Wayne Shorter) - 10:06
Bonus tracks on The Complete Columbia and RCA Albums Collection:
  1. "Blues March" (Benny Golson) - 9:00
  2. "Are You Real" (Golson) - 10:31
  3. "A Night in Tunisia" (Gillespie & Paparelli) - 7:56

Personnel[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Art Blakey catalog, accessed August 10, 2016
  2. ^ a b Dryden, Ken. Au Théâtre Des Champs-Élysées – Review at AllMusic. Retrieved August 10, 2016.