Buttercorn Lady

Buttercorn Lady is a live album by drummer Art Blakey's New Jazz Messengers recorded at The Lighthouse jazz club in 1966 and originally released that year on the Limelight label.[1][2] The album is notable for being the first commercial recording featuring pianist Keith Jarrett, who had joined Blakey's band a few months earlier.[3]

Buttercorn Lady
Live album by
RecordedJanuary 1 & 9, 1966
VenueThe Lighthouse, Hermosa Beach, California
LM 82034
ProducerJack Tracy
Art Blakey chronology
Soul Finger
Buttercorn Lady
Hold On, I'm Coming
The Jazz Messengers chronology
Soul Finger
Buttercorn Lady
Jazz Messengers '70


Professional ratings
Review scores
The Rolling Stone Jazz Record Guide[5]

Scott Yanow of Allmusic stated that "this particular version of The Jazz Messengers only had the opportunity to record this one excellent live LP (which is currently out of print) but proved to be a worthy successor to their more acclaimed predecessors".[4]

Track listing

All compositions are by Chuck Mangione except where noted.

  1. "Buttercorn Lady" - 3:10
  2. "Recuerdo" - 14:20
  3. "The Theme" (Miles Davis) - 2:20
  4. "Between Races" - 4:32
  5. "My Romance" (Richard Rodgers, Lorenz Hart) - 6:07
  6. "Secret Love" (Paul Francis Webster, Sammy Fain) - 9:00



  1. Art Blakey discography, accessed June 6, 2013.
  2. Art Blakey chronology, accessed June 6, 2013.
  3. Carr, Ian. Keith Jarrett: The Man and His Music, 1992 (discography section) ISBN 0-586-09219-6.
  4. Yanow, S. Allmusic Review, accessed June 6, 2013.
  5. Swenson, J., ed. (1985). The Rolling Stone Jazz Record Guide. USA: Random House/Rolling Stone. p. 26. ISBN 0-394-72643-X.
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