Meet You at the Jazz Corner of the World

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Meet You at the Jazz Corner of the World
Meet You At The Jazz Corner Of The World.jpg
CD reissue cover
Live album by Art Blakey and the Jazz Messengers
Released 14 September 1960
Genre Jazz
Label Blue Note 1960
Blue Note Japan 2004 (CD)
Producer Alfred Lion
Art Blakey and the Jazz Messengers chronology
A Night in Tunisia
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Meet You at the Jazz Corner of the World
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 2/5 stars link (vol. 1)
Allmusic 4/5 stars link (vol. 2)
The Rolling Stone Jazz Record Guide 4/5 stars[1]

Meet You at the Jazz Corner of the World is a series of two LPs featuring the Jazz Messengers with the leader/drummer Art Blakey, trumpeter Lee Morgan, tenor saxophonist Wayne Shorter, pianist Bobby Timmons and bassist Jymie Merritt. The albums feature live recordings of the Jazz Messengers at Birdland, a famous jazz club in New York City. In 2004, the two LPs were reissued as a double-CD set by the same record label.


Allmusic reviewer Lindsay Planer states that "The syncopated and infectiously rhythmic "Night Watch" is highlighted by Shorter, as he begins to fully grasp his improvisational skills that seem to materialize right before the keen-eared listener. He is quickly developing into the undaunted instrumentalist who would revolutionize modern jazz with Miles Davis in the mid-'60s". The 2002 Rudy van Gelder Edition CD re-issued by Blue Note was given 4 out of 5 stars saying " Birdland (aka "the jazz corner of the world") produced some of Art Blakey's (drums) most revered live recordings...the 2002 complete Meet You at the Jazz Corner of the World would be a welcome addition to the library of most any jazz lover."[2]

The numbers[edit]

The set consists mainly of standards was well as 3 compositions from former Messenger Hank Mobley. Morgan and Shorter offer one track apiece while each volume is rounded off by a traditional piece "The Theme".

Track listing[edit]

Volume 1[edit]

  1. "What Know" (Morgan) - 10:26
  2. "The Opener" (Mobley) - 8:29
  3. "Round About Midnight" (Hanighen, Monk, Williams) - 9:44
  4. "The Breeze and I" (Lecuona, Stillman) - 10:38
  5. "The Theme" (Traditional) - 1:37

Volume 2[edit]

  1. "High Modes" (Mobley) - 13:09
  2. "Night Watch" (Mobley) - 8:34
  3. "The Things I Love" (Barlow, Lew Harris) - 8:26
  4. "The Summit" (Shorter) - 9:26
  5. "The Theme" (Traditional) - 1:35




  1. ^ Swenson, J. (Editor) (1985). The Rolling Stone Jazz Record Guide. USA: Random House/Rolling Stone. p. 25. ISBN 0-394-72643-X. 
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