At the Jazz Corner of the World

At the Jazz Corner of the World is a two-volume live album by American jazz drummer Art Blakey and the Jazz Messengers, featuring performances recorded in 1959 at Birdland and released on the Blue Note label.[1] The album was originally issued as 12-inch LPs in two volumes and later re-released as a two-CD set.

At the Jazz Corner of the World
Live album by
RecordedApril 15, 1959
LabelBlue Note
ProducerAlfred Lion
Art Blakey and the Jazz Messengers chronology
Art Blakey et les Jazz-Messengers au club St. Germain
At the Jazz Corner of the World
Les Liaisons Dangereuses 1960


The Allmusic review by Michael G. Nastos awarded the albums 4½ stars, stating: "this band was as definitive a modern jazz ensemble as there ever was, and the immaculately chosen repertoire elevates this to one of the greatest live jazz session ever, and belongs on the shelf of all serious jazz listeners".[2]

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Track listing

Volume 1
  1. "Hipsippy Blues" (Hank Mobley) - 9:26
  2. "Justice" (Thelonious Monk) - 7:37
  3. "The Theme" (Traditional) - 2:18
  4. "Close Your Eyes" (Bernice Petkere) - 10:58
  5. "Just Coolin'" (Mobley) - 8:11
Volume 2
  1. "Chicken an' Dumplins" (Ray Bryant) - 7:26
  2. "M & M" (Mobley) - 6:41
  3. "Hi-Fly" (Randy Weston) - 8:00
  4. "The Theme" (Traditional) - 9:13
  5. "Art's Revelation" (Gildo Mahones) - 8:13



  1. Art Blakey discography, accessed January 31, 2011.
  2. Nastos, M. G. Allmusic review, accessed January 31, 2011.
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