Backgammon (album)

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Backgammon
Backgammon (album).jpg
Studio album by
Released1976
RecordedMarch 15 & 16, 1976
New York City
GenreJazz
LabelRoulette
SR 5003
ProducerFred Bailin
Art Blakey and the Jazz Messengers chronology
In Walked Sonny
(1975)
Backgammon
(1976)
Gypsy Folk Tales
(1976)

Backgammon (also released as Blues March) is an album by drummer Art Blakey and The Jazz Messengers recorded in 1976 and released on the Roulette label.[1][2]

Reception[edit]

Professional ratings
Review scores
SourceRating
Allmusic2.5/5 stars[3]
The Rolling Stone Jazz Record Guide2/5 stars[4]

Allmusic awarded the album 2½ stars.[3]

Track listing[edit]

  1. "Uranus" (Walter Davis) - 6:55
  2. "Whisper Not" (Benny Golson) - 6:30
  3. "Backgammon" (Davis) - 5:25
  4. "Blues March" (Golson) - 5:27
  5. "Georgia on My Mind" (Hoagy Carmichael, Stuart Gorrell) - 5:13
  6. "Third World Express" (Kasa Allah) - 7:47
  7. "Namfulay" (Ladji Camara) - 4:02
  8. "I Can't Get Started" (Ira Gershwin, Vernon Duke) - 6:47

Personnel[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Art Blakey discography accessed June 18, 2013
  2. ^ Art Blakey chronology accessed June 18, 2013
  3. ^ a b Allmusic Review, accessed June 18, 2013
  4. ^ Swenson, J., ed. (1985). The Rolling Stone Jazz Record Guide. USA: Random House/Rolling Stone. p. 26. ISBN 0-394-72643-X.