Drums Around the Corner

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Drums Around the Corner
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Studio album by Art Blakey
Released October 19, 1999
Recorded November 2, 1958 (#1-6)
Manhattan Towers, New York City
March 29, 1959 (#7-8)
Van Gelder Studio, Hackensack
Genre Jazz
Length 72:36
Label Blue Note
Blue Note 21455
Producer Alfred Lion
Art Blakey chronology
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Professional ratings
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AllMusic 3.5/5 stars[1]

Drums Around the Corner is a jazz album by Art Blakey, mostly recorded in 1958 but only released in 1999.

The album is composed of two separate sessions. The main session, recorded by Rudy Van Gelder at the Manhattan Towers, NYC on November 2, 1958, is a showcase for an all-star drumming lineup of Blakey, Philly Joe Jones, Roy Haynes and Ray Barretto (on congas). They are supported by regular Jazz Messenger members Lee Morgan (trumpet), Bobby Timmons (piano) and Jymie Merritt (bass).

The second session is a two-track duet between Blakey and bassist Paul Chambers, recorded at the Rudy Van Gelder Studio in Hackensack, NJ on March 29, 1959.

Track listing[edit]

All songs by Art Blakey, except where noted.

  1. "Moose the Mooche'" (Parker) – 15:19
  2. "Blakey's Blues" – 11:07
  3. "Lee's Tune" (Lee Morgan) – 8:26
  4. "Let's Take 16 Bars" – 6:13
  5. "Drums in the Rain" – 11:13
  6. "Lover" (Rodgers, Hart) – 7:24
  7. "I've Got My Love to Keep Me Warm" (Berlin) – 7:11
  8. "What Is This Thing Called Love?" (Porter) – 5:43


Tracks 1-6

Tracks 7-8


  1. ^ Nastos, Michael G.. Drums Around the Corner at AllMusic