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.[1][2]

Live at Montreux and Northsea
Live album by
Art Blakey and The Jazz Messengers Big Band
Released1981
RecordedJuly 13 & 17, 1980
VenueNorthsea Jazz Festival, The Hague, the Netherlands and Montreux Jazz Festival, Montreux, Switzerland
GenreJazz
Length43:05
LabelTimeless
SJP 150
ProducerWim Wigt
Art Blakey and the Jazz Messengers chronology
One by One
(1979)
Live at Montreux and Northsea
(1981)
Art Blakey in Sweden
(1981)

Reception

Professional ratings
Review scores
SourceRating
Allmusic[3]
The Rolling Stone Jazz Record Guide[4]

Scott Yanow of Allmusic called it "a historically significant and rather enjoyable release".[3]

Track listing

All compositions by Bobby Watson except where noted.

  1. "Minor Thesis" (James Williams) – 13:17
  2. "Wheel Within a Wheel" – 7:02
  3. "Bit a Bittadose" – 6:41
  4. "Stairway to the Stars" (Matty Malneck, Mitchell Parish, Frank Signorelli) – 8:34
  5. "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)

Personnel

References

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