Blakey (album)

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Blakey
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Studio album by
Released1954
RecordedMay 20 and September 3 & 8, 1954 1954
Fine Sound Studios, New York City
GenreJazz
Length73:28
LabelEmArcy
MG 26030
ProducerBob Shad
Art Blakey chronology
A Night at Birdland Vol. 3
(1954)
Blakey
(1954)
Ritual
(1957)

Blakey is an album by drummer Art Blakey recorded in 1954 and originally released on the EmArcy label as a 10-inch LP.[1][2] The album was rereleased on CD in 1999 with bonus tracks originally released on the album Introducing Joe Gordon. The album has also been released as "The Complete Art Blakey On EmArcy", including four songs from a March 24 recording session.[3]

Reception[edit]

Professional ratings
Review scores
SourceRating
Allmusic4/5 stars[4]

Allmusic awarded the album 4 stars calling it "a mandatory acquisition for Blakey fans and those who enjoy bop".[4]

Track listing[edit]

All compositions by Gigi Gryce except as indicated

  1. "Minority" - 3:09
  2. "Salute to Birdland" - 3:01
  3. "Eleanor" - 2:55
  4. "Futurity" - 2:57
  5. "Simplicity" - 2:52
  6. "Strictly Romantic" - 2:47
  7. "Hello" - 2:41
  8. "Mayreh" (Horace Silver) - 3:18
  9. "Rifftide" (Coleman Hawkins) - 6:27 Bonus track on CD reissue
  10. "Lady Bob" (Quincy Jones) - 6:54 Bonus track on CD reissue
  11. "Grasshopper" (Jones) - 6:58 Bonus track on CD reissue
  12. "The Theme" (Kenny Dorham) - 7:39 Bonus track on CD reissue
  13. "Bous Bier" (Jones) - 6:46 Bonus track on CD reissue
  14. "Xochimilco" (Joe Gordon) - 6:18 Bonus track on CD reissue
  15. "Evening Lights" (Gordon) - 4:21 Bonus track on CD reissue
  16. "Body and Soul" (Frank Eyton, Johnny Green, Edward Heyman, Robert Sour) - 4:25 Bonus tracks on CD reissued. Originally released by Emarcy records as Introducing Joe Gordon in 1954 and then again on 12 inch LP in 1955 with 2 extra tunes added.

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