Album of the Year (Art Blakey album)
Album of the Year is an album by drummer Art Blakey and the Jazz Messengers recorded in 1981 in Paris and released on the Dutch Timeless label. A 2015 re-issue on the Japanese "Solid Records" label offers two additional tracks recorded in 1982 (and previously released on Oh-By the Way) with a different line up including Terrence Blanchard, Donald Harrison and Johnny O'Neal.
|Album of the Year|
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|Recorded||April 12, 1981|
Davout Studios, Paris, France
|Art Blakey and the Jazz Messengers chronology|
|The Rolling Stone Jazz Record Guide|
Scott Yanow of Allmusic states that "The 1981 edition of The Jazz Messengers featured more than its share of young greats, reinforcing drummer Art Blakey's recognition as jazz's greatest talent scout. This high-quality set, recorded in Paris, includes new material".