Backgammon (album)

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Backgammon
Backgammon (album).jpg
Studio album by Art Blakey and the Jazz Messengers
Released 1976
Recorded March 15 & 16, 1976
New York City
Genre Jazz
Label Roulette
SR 5003
Producer Fred Bailin
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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
Source Rating
Allmusic 2.5/5 stars[3]
The Rolling Stone Jazz Record Guide 2/5 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. (Editor) (1985). The Rolling Stone Jazz Record Guide. USA: Random House/Rolling Stone. p. 26. ISBN 0-394-72643-X.