Soul Finger (Art Blakey album)

Soul Finger is an album by drummer Art Blakey recorded in 1965 and originally released on the Limelight label.[2][3] On the 2009 CD edition, Gary Bartz, whose recording debut this was, was left off the credits - he is the saxophonist (alto) for 5 of the 6 cuts. Lucky Thompson is only on one cut, playing soprano sax on "Spot Session" with the quartet of Blakey, Hicks and Sproles. A sixth cut from the Bartz sessions was used on the later Hold On, I'm Coming album. This was trumpeter Lee Morgan's last recording with Art Blakey after a seven-year association; Freddie Hubbard would return to tour with Blakey's group again in the 1980s.

Soul Finger
Studio album by
ReleasedEnd of August 1965[1]
RecordedMay 12 & 13, 1965
New York City
LM 82018
ProducerJack Tracy
Art Blakey and the Jazz Messengers chronology
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Professional ratings
Review scores

Allmusic awarded the album 3½ stars stating "The program here showcases the sounds of a band in transition to be sure, but also the sound of a group with nothing to lose; in other words, plenty of chances get taken that might not otherwise fly... this date is well worth seeking out for fans of Blakey's long running, ever evolving unit".[4]

Track listing

  1. "Soul Finger" (Freddie Hubbard, Lee Morgan) - 3:17
  2. "Buh's Bossa" (Morgan) - 5:33
  3. "Spot Session" (Lucky Thompson) - 7:21
  4. "Freedom Monday" (Art Blakey) - 6:15
  5. "A Quiet Thing" (Fred Ebb, John Kander) - 6:56
  6. "The Hub" (Hubbard) - 7:20



  1. Billboard Aug 28, 1965
  2. Art Blakey discography accessed June 6, 2013
  3. Art Blakey chronology accessed June 6, 2013
  4. Jurek, T. Allmusic Review, accessed June 6, 2013
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