Child's Dance

Child's Dance is an album by drummer Art Blakey and The Jazz Messengers recorded in 1972 and released on the Prestige label.[1][2]

Child's Dance
Studio album by
RecordedMay 23 and July 8, 1972
StudioVan Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs, New Jersey
PR 10076
ProducerOzzie Cadena
Art Blakey chronology
The Giants of Jazz
Child's Dance
The Jazz Messengers chronology
Jazz Messengers '70
Child's Dance


Professional ratings
Review scores
The Rolling Stone Jazz Record Guide[4]

Scott Yanow of Allmusic stated, "After several years of few recordings, Art Blakey's Jazz Messengers re-emerged with totally new personnel on this Prestige LP... An interesting set".[3]

Track listing

All compositions by Stanley Clarke except where noted.

  1. "C.C." – 12:18
  2. "Child's Dance (Christian's Song)" (Ramon Morris) – 7:40
  3. "Song for a Lonely Woman" – 9:40
  4. "I Can't Get Started" (Vernon Duke, Ira Gershwin) – 7:30
  • Recorded at Van Gelder Studios in Englewood Cliffs New Jersey on May 23 (track 3) and July 8 (tracks 1, 2 & 4), 1972



  1. Art Blakey discography accessed June 3, 2013
  2. Art Blakey chronology accessed June 3, 2013
  3. Yanow, S. Allmusic Review, accessed June 3, 2013
  4. 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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