On October 19, 1999.

On October 19, 1999, “Blue Note” label released “Drums Around the Corner”, album by Art Blakey, recorded in 1958, but not released until 1999. The first session was recorded in November 1958, at “Manhattan Towers” in New York City, and was recorded by Rudy Van Gelder. The second session was recorded in March 1959, at the “Van Gelder Studio” in Hackensack, NJ, and was recorded by Rudy Van Gelder. The album was produced by Alfred Lion.


  • Art Blakey – drums, timpani
  • Lee Morgan – trumpet
  • Bobby Timmons – piano
  • Jymie Merritt – bass
  • Paul Chambers – bass
  • Philly Joe Jones – drums, timpani
  • Roy Haynes – drums
  • Ray Barretto – congas

Track listing:

All tracks by Art Blakey, except where noted.

  1. Moose the Mooche – Charlie Parker
  2. Blakey’s Blues
  3. Lee’s Tune – Lee Morgan
  4. Let’s Take 16 Bars
  5. Drums in the Rain
  6. Lover – Richard Rodgers, Lorenz Hart
  7. I’ve Got My Love to Keep Me Warm – Irving Berlin
  8. What Is This Thing Called Love? – Cole Porter

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