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Witch Doctor
Art Blakey
Witch Doctor
Genres: Jazz, Pop
  •  Track Listings (7) - Disc #1


CD Details

All Artists: Art Blakey
Title: Witch Doctor
Members Wishing: 4
Total Copies: 0
Label: Blue Note Records
Release Date: 11/16/1999
Album Type: Original recording remastered
Genres: Jazz, Pop
Style: Bebop
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaCD Credits: 1
UPCs: 724352195725, 0724352195756, 724352195756

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CD Reviews

It's about time!
Brandon De Cordova | Somerville, N.J. | 12/03/1999
(5 out of 5 stars)

"Lee Morgan, Wayne Shorter, Bobby Timmons, Jymie Merritt & Art Blakey! What's left to say? Maybe the greatest incarnation of the jazz messengers, this line-up recorded about 9 albums for Blue Note, all of which are tried and true classics. No jazz group in history could touch the fury and ferocity of this sound. The players are all in top form here and the solos are mostly all quit memorable. If, like me, you have been waiting for this album to be released on cd so that you can finally hear it, you won't be disappointed. in my oppinion this group could do no wrong. well worth the wait."
Solid album -- you can't go wrong
Frank Bock | 03/01/2000
(5 out of 5 stars)

"I find myself humming the songs from this album quite a bit since I picked it up a few months ago. The writing (2 by Wayne Shorter, 2 by Lee Morgan, 1 Bobby Timmons, and one Clifford Jordan song to even it out) is neat and catchy. The playing, always great for a Blakey group. Shorter in particular has vicious mf of a solo on his original, Those Who Sit And Wait. Blakey's got a ferocious drum solo on that one too. Lee is good. And the rhythm section (anchored by the heavy sounds of Blakey on drums) is nice and funky. This is a reissue worth getting. So are nearly all the Bluenote reissues, but this one has a little extra I think. Catchy tunes, great writing, good feel. Get it?"
Excellent example of hard bop
Frank Bock | 03/28/2001
(5 out of 5 stars)

"All of the players in this album are at top form. For some reason this album is often overlooked, though I enjoy it just as much, or even more than "A Night In Tunisia." Even though all of the compositions are intruiging, "Afrique" in particular interests me. It opens with Blakey playing african rhythms, followed by Shorter and Morgan playing counter-melodies. In Morgan's solo he reaches a climax in which he wrenches the most twisting, tart, almost painful sounds out of his horn. The Messengers all do quite a job, but in my opinion Morgan is the star of this album. This should not be your first Jazz Messengers cd, but if you are gaining an interest in them, then it is a must have."