Blue Night (Art Blakey album)

Blue Night is an album by drummer Art Blakey and The Jazz Messengers recorded in 1985 in the Netherlands and released on the Dutch Timeless label.[1][2]

Blue Night
Studio album by
Art Blakey and The Jazz Messengers
RecordedMarch 17, 1985
Studio 44, Monster, Netherlands
SJP 217
ProducerWim Wigt
Art Blakey chronology
Art Blakey and the Jazz Messengers Live at Ronnie Scotts
Blue Night


Professional ratings
Review scores

Scott Yanow of Allmusic stated "This excellent Timeless CD has a version of "Body and Soul" along with seven stimulating (if not overly memorable) recent originals by bandmembers. Fine modern hard bop".[3]

Track listing

  1. "Two of a Kind" (Terence Blanchard) - 9:52
  2. "Blue Minor" (Jean Toussaint) - 11:27
  3. "Blue Night" (Lonnie Plaxico) - 7:25
  4. "Body and Soul" (Frank Eyton, Johnny Green, Edward Heyman, Robert Sour) - 7:26
  5. "Mr. Combinated" (Donald Harrison) - 6:39
  6. "Two of a Kind" [alternate take] (Blanchard) - 9:22 Bonus track on CD reissue
  7. "Blue Minor" [alternate take] (Toussaint) - 8:51 Bonus track on CD reissue
  8. "Mr. Combinated" [alternate take] (Harrison) - 6:50 Bonus track on CD reissue



  1. Art Blakey discography accessed June 21, 2013
  2. Art Blakey chronology accessed June 21, 2013
  3. Yanow, S. Allmusic Review, accessed June 20, 2013
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