Pisces (album)

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Pisces
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Studio album by Art Blakey and the Jazz Messengers
Released 1979
Recorded February 12, 1961 (#1-4)
May 27, 1961 (#5)
April 15, 1964 (#6)
Van Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs
Genre Jazz
Length 38:11
Label Blue Note
GXF 3060
Producer Alfred Lion
Art Blakey and the Jazz Messengers chronology
Meet You at the Jazz Corner of the World, Vol. 2
(1960)
Pisces
(1961)
The Freedom Rider
(1961)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 2.5/5 stars[1]

Pisces is a jazz album by Art Blakey & the Jazz Messengers. It was recorded between 1961 and 1964, but not issued on Blue Note Records until 1979. More a compilation than an album, all the tracks, except for "It's A Long Way Down", may be found on the Mosaic compilation The Complete Blue Note Recordings of Art Blakey's 1960 Jazz Messengers. Moreover, "Uptight", "Blue Ching" and "Pisces" are included on the CD reissue of The Freedom Rider, whilst "It's a Long Way Down" is featured on the CD reissue of Indestructible. Ultimately, "United" and "Ping Pong" may be found on Roots & Herbs.

Track listing[edit]

Original LP[edit]

  1. "United" (Shorter) - 6:49
  2. "Ping Pong" (Shorter) - 5:59
  3. "Pisces" (Morgan) - 6:54
  4. "Blue Ching" (Dorham) - 6:47
  5. "Uptight" (Morgan) - 6:16
  6. "It's a Long Way Down" (Shorter) - 5:26

2013 CD reissue (4569943)[edit]

The Solar Records (EU) reissue also features some tracks from the same sessions, already available on The Freedom Riderand Roots & Herbs.

  1. "United" (Shorter) - 6:49
  2. "Ping Pong" (Shorter) - 5:59
  3. "Pisces" (Morgan) - 6:54
  4. "Uptight" (Morgan) - 6:16
  5. "Blue Ching" (Dorham) - 6:47
  6. "It's a Long Way Down" (Shorter) - 5:26
  7. "Ping Pong" [Alternate Take] - 7:10
  8. "United" [Alternate Take] - 7:25
  9. "Roots and Herbs" 6:06
  10. "Look at the Birdie" - 6:43
  11. "Master Mind" - 6:53
  12. "Petty Larceny" - 6:15

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