Art Blakey!!!!! Jazz Messengers!!!!!

Jazz Messengers!!!!! is a 1961 jazz album released by Art Blakey & the Jazz Messengers for Impulse! Records. Expanding to a sextet for the first time, it was the group's final recording with Bobby Timmons, who would be replaced by Cedar Walton.

Jazz Messengers!!!!!
Studio album by
ReleasedSeptember 1, 1961
RecordedJune 13, 1961 (#3, 5)
June 14, 1961 (#1-2, 4, 6)
StudioVan Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs, NJ
ProducerBob Thiele
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Professional ratings
Review scores
Allmusic [1]
Penguin Guide to Jazz (8th ed.)
Down Beat[2]
The Rolling Stone Jazz Record Guide[3]


In his Down Beat review of January 4, 1962, critic Ira Gitler commented: "This is a change of pace from most recent Messenger releases. There is only one original; the rest are standards that have not been overdone."

Track listing

  1. "À la Mode" (Curtis Fuller) — 6:40
  2. "Invitation" (Bronislau Kaper, Paul Francis Webster) — 7:25
  3. "Circus" (Lou Alter, Bob Russell) — 5:12
  4. "You Don't Know What Love Is" (Gene de Paul, Don Raye) — 6:55
  5. "I Hear a Rhapsody" (Jack Baker, George Fragos, Dick Gasparre) — 6:30
  6. "Gee Baby, Ain't I Good to You" (Andy Razaf, Don Redman) — 5:00



  1. Allmusic review
  2. Down Beat: January 4, 1962 vol. 29, no. 1
  3. Swenson, J., ed. (1985). The Rolling Stone Jazz Record Guide. USA: Random House/Rolling Stone. p. 25. ISBN 0-394-72643-X.
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