Three Blind Mice (album)

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Three Blind Mice
3 Blind Mice Blakey.jpg
Live album by Art Blakey and the Jazz Messengers
Released 1962
Recorded 1961
Genre Jazz
Label United Artists Records
Producer Alan Douglas
Art Blakey chronology
The African Beat
(1962)The African Beat1962
Three Blind Mice
The Jazz Messengers chronology
Buhaina's Delight
(1962) Buhaina's Delight1962
Three Blind Mice
(1962) Three Blind Mice1962
(1962) Caravan1962
Professional ratings
Review scores
Down Beat4/5 stars[2]
Allmusic3/5 stars[1]

Three Blind Mice is a 1962 jazz album released by Art Blakey & the Jazz Messengers for United Artists Records. It was later reissued in two volumes by Blue Note Records. It features live material recorded in 1961 at The Village Gate, NYC and The Renaissance Club, Hollywood, in 1962. It was bassist Jymie Merritt's final recording with the group before having to leave to recover from an illness; he would be replaced by Reggie Workman. Blue Note has re-issued a two-volume CD set, Three Blind Mice Vols. 1 & 2, with supplementary live tracks from the original dates of recording.

Track listing[edit]

Three Blind Mice, Vol. 1

  1. "Three Blind Mice" (Fuller) - 8:20
  2. "Blue Moon" (Hart, Rodgers) - 6:01
  3. "That Old Feeling" (Brown, Fain) - 6:36
  4. "Plexis" (Walton) - 5:51
  5. "Up Jumped Spring" (Hubbard) - 9:48
  6. "Up Jumped Spring [alternate take]" (Hubbard) - 5:18
  7. "When Lights Are Low" (Carter, Williams) - 4:11
  8. "Children of the Night" (Shorter) - 8:13

Three Blind Mice, Vol. 2

  1. "It's Only a Paper Moon" (Arlen, Harburg, Rose) - 13:27
  2. "Mosaic" (Walton) - 12:30
  3. "Ping Pong" (Shorter) - 12:24
  4. "The Promised Land" (Walton) - 13:13
  5. "Arabia" (Fuller) - 11:25



  1. ^ Nastos, Michael G.. Three Blind Mice at AllMusic
  2. ^ Down Beat: October 25, 1962 vol. 29, no. 27