Jazz Messengers '70

Jazz Messengers '70 is a live album by drummer Art Blakey's Jazz Messengers recorded in Tokyo in 1970 and originally released on the Catalyst label.[1][2]

Jazz Messengers '70
Live album by
RecordedFebruary 19, 1970
Tokyo, Japan
CAT 7902
Art Blakey chronology
Hold On, I'm Coming
Jazz Messengers '70
The Giants of Jazz
The Jazz Messengers chronology
Buttercorn Lady
Jazz Messengers '70
Child's Dance


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

Scott Yanow of Allmusic stated, "the quintet casts new light on these tunes, making them sound fresh and flexible. This unusual set is recommended to longtime followers of Art Blakey".[3]

Track listing

  1. "Moanin'" (Bobby Timmons) - 5:46
  2. "Blues March" (Benny Golson) - 4:56
  3. "Whisper Not" (Golson) - 6:34
  4. "What the World Needs Now Is Peace and Love" (Carlos Garnett) - 6:48
  5. "It's Only a Paper Moon" (Harold Arlen, Yip Harburg) - 10:14
  6. "Politely" (Bill Hardman) - 5:22
  7. "A Night in Tunisia" (Dizzy Gillespie) - 9:28



  1. Art Blakey discography accessed June 17, 2013
  2. Art Blakey chronology accessed June 17, 2013
  3. Yanow, S. Allmusic Review, accessed June 17, 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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