Live at Montreux and Northsea
Live at Montreux and Northsea is an album by drummer Art Blakey and The Jazz Messengers Big Band recorded in 1980 at the Montreux Jazz Festival in Switzerland (with one track recorded at the Northsea Jazz Festival in the Netherlands) and released on the Dutch Timeless label.
|Live at Montreux and Northsea|
|Live album by |
Art Blakey and The Jazz Messengers Big Band
|Recorded||July 13 & 17, 1980|
|Venue||Northsea Jazz Festival, The Hague, the Netherlands and Montreux Jazz Festival, Montreux, Switzerland|
|Art Blakey and the Jazz Messengers chronology|
|The Rolling Stone Jazz Record Guide|
Scott Yanow of Allmusic called it "a historically significant and rather enjoyable release".
All compositions by Bobby Watson except where noted.
- "Minor Thesis" (James Williams) – 13:17
- "Wheel Within a Wheel" – 7:02
- "Bit a Bittadose" – 6:41
- "Stairway to the Stars" (Matty Malneck, Mitchell Parish, Frank Signorelli) – 8:34
- "Linwood" – 7:31
- Recorded at the North Sea Jazz Festival in The Hague, the Netherlands on July 13, 1980 (track 1) and at the Montreux Jazz Festival in Montreux, Switzerland on July 17, 1980 (tracks 2–5)