The Witch Doctor (album)

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The Witch Doctor
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Studio album by Art Blakey and the Jazz Messengers
Released January 1968[1]
Recorded March 14, 1961
Van Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs
Genre Jazz
Length 40:34
Label Blue Note
BST 84258
Producer Alfred Lion
Art Blakey and the Jazz Messengers chronology
Roots & Herbs
(1961)Roots & Herbs1961
The Witch Doctor
Art Blakey!!!!! Jazz Messengers!!!!!
(1961)Art Blakey!!!!! Jazz Messengers!!!!!1961
Professional ratings
Review scores
Allmusic4/5 stars [2]

The Witch Doctor is an album by Art Blakey and his group The Jazz Messengers recorded on March 14, 1961 and released on the Blue Note label. It features performances by Blakey with Lee Morgan, Wayne Shorter, Bobby Timmons, and Jymie Merritt.

Track listing[edit]

  1. "The Witch Doctor" (Morgan) - 5:32
  2. "Afrique" (Morgan) - 6:58
  3. "Those Who Sit and Wait" (Shorter) - 5:54
  4. "A Little Busy" (Timmons) - 6:18
  5. "Joelle" (Shorter) - 5:13
  6. "Lost and Found" (Jordan) - 5:06
  7. "The Witch Doctor" [alternate take] (Morgan) - 5:33 Bonus track on CD



  1. ^ 2014 liner notes to Japanese SHM-CD by Michael Cuscuna
  2. ^ Nastos, Michael G.. The Witch Doctor at AllMusic