Live at Montreux and Northsea

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Live at Montreux and Northsea
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Live album by Art Blakey and The Jazz Messengers Big Band
Released 1981
Recorded July 13 & 17, 1980
Venue Northsea Jazz Festival, The Hague, the Netherlands and Montreux Jazz Festival, Montreux, Switzerland
Genre Jazz
Length 43:05
Label Timeless
SJP 150
Producer Wim Wigt
Art Blakey and the Jazz Messengers chronology
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(1979)One by One1979
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Live at Montreux and Northsea is an album by drummer Art Blakey and The Jazz Messengers Big Band recorded in 1980 at the Montreux Jazz Festival in Switzerland (with one track recorded at the Northsea Jazz Festival in the Netherlands) and released on the Dutch Timeless label.[1][2]

Reception[edit]

Professional ratings
Review scores
SourceRating
Allmusic4.5/5 stars[3]
The Rolling Stone Jazz Record Guide3/5 stars[4]

Scott Yanow of Allmusic called it "a historically significant and rather enjoyable release".[3]

Track listing[edit]

All compositions by Bobby Watson except where noted.

  1. "Minor Thesis" (James Williams) – 13:17
  2. "Wheel Within a Wheel" – 7:02
  3. "Bit a Bittadose" – 6:41
  4. "Stairway to the Stars" (Matty Malneck, Mitchell Parish, Frank Signorelli) – 8:34
  5. "Linwood" – 7:31
  • Recorded at the North Sea Jazz Festival in The Hague, the Netherlands on July 13, 1980 (track 1) and at the Montreux Jazz Festival in Montreux, Switzerland on July 17, 1980 (tracks 2–5)

Personnel[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Art Blakey discography accessed June 20, 2013
  2. ^ Art Blakey chronology accessed June 20, 2013
  3. ^ a b Yanow, S. Allmusic Review, accessed June 20, 2013
  4. ^ Swenson, J., ed. (1985). The Rolling Stone Jazz Record Guide. USA: Random House/Rolling Stone. p. 26. ISBN 0-394-72643-X.