Reflections in Blue (Art Blakey album)

Reflections in Blue is an album by drummer Art Blakey and the Jazz Messengers recorded in 1978 in the Netherlands and released on the Dutch Timeless label.[1][2]

Reflections in Blue
Studio album by
RecordedDecember 4, 1978
Fendal Sound Recording Studios, Loenen Aan De Vecht, the Netherlands
SJP 128
ProducerWim Wigt
Art Blakey and the Jazz Messengers chronology
In This Korner
Reflections in Blue
Night in Tunisia: Digital Recording


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

Allmusic awarded the album 3 stars stating that "The 1978 Jazz Messengers was one of Art Blakey's strongest groups in years, although it would soon be overshadowed by its successor".[3]

Track listing

All compositions by James Williams except as indicated

  1. "Reflections in Blue" - 4:45
  2. "E.T.A." (Bobby Watson) - 4:54
  3. "Say, Dr. "J"" - 8:57
  4. "Mishima" (David Schnitter) - 6:37
  5. "My Foolish Heart" (Victor Young, Ned Washington) - 3:50
  6. "My One and Only Love" (Guy Wood, Robert Mellin) - 5:20
  7. "Ellington Medley: Chelsea Bridge/In a Sentimental Mood" (Billy Strayhorn/Duke Ellington) - 9:50
  8. "Stretching" - 5:10



  1. Art Blakey discography accessed June 18, 2013
  2. Art Blakey chronology accessed June 18, 2013
  3. Yanow, S. Allmusic Review, accessed June 18, 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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