Jazz Messengers '70

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Jazz Messengers '70
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Live album by Art Blakey and the Jazz Messengers
Released 1970
Recorded February 19, 1970
Tokyo, Japan
Genre Jazz
Length 49:08
Label Catalyst
CAT 7902
Art Blakey chronology
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(1971)The Giants of Jazz1971
The Jazz Messengers chronology
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(1966) Buttercorn Lady1966
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(1970) Jazz Messengers '701970
Child's Dance
(1972) Child's Dance1972

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]


Professional ratings
Review scores
Allmusic3/5 stars[3]
The Rolling Stone Jazz Record Guide3/5 stars[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[edit]

  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. ^ a b 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.