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Art Blakey Quintet: A Night at Birdland (1954) 2001

vol 1 A Night at Birdland

Track list:

volume 1:
01. Announcement (Pee Wee Marquette)
02. Split Kick
03. Once In A While
04. Quicksilver
05. A Night In Tunisia
06. Mayreh
+bonus tracks (not on original 12″ LP)
07. Wee-Dot (alt tk)
08. Blues

vol 2 A Night at Birdland

volume 2:
01. Wee Dot
02. If I Had You
03. Quicksilver (alt master)
04. Now’s the Time
05. Confirmation
+bonus tracks (not on original 12″ LP)
06. The Way You Look Tonight
07. Lou’s Blues

Personnel:

Clifford Brown – trumpet;
Lou Donaldson – alto sax;
Horace Silver – piano;
Curly Russell – bass;
Art Blakey – drums
+
Pee Wee Marquette – announcer

Recorded: at Birdland, New York City; February 21, 1954
Released: 1954
volume 1: Blue Note 5 32146 [RVG edition 2001]
volume 1: #1-6 original 12″ LP [Blue Note BLP 1521]
volume 1: #1-4 originally issued on 10″ LP 5037
volume 1: #5,6 originally issued on 10″ LP 5038
volume 1: all titles have been previously issued on CD 46519 using the 12″ LP cover art
volume 1: cover art from the original Blue Note 10″ LP

volume 2: Blue Note 5 32147 [RVG edition 2001]
volume 2: #1-5 original 12″ LP [Blue Note BLP 1522]
volume 2: #1 originally issued on 10″ LP 5038
volume 2: #2,4,5 originally issued on 10″ LP 5039
volume 2: all titles have been previously issued on CD 46520
volume 2: cover art from the original Blue Note 10″ LP

Producer: Alfred Lion
Recording Engineer: Rudy van Gelder

Cover photography: Francis Wolff

Re-mastered in 2001 by Rudy van Gelder

Re-issue producer: Michael Cuscuna

Liner notes (2001): Bob Blumenthal

Cover design: John Hermansader

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