Drum Suite

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This article is about the album by Art Blakey. Drum Suite_sentence_0

For the album by Slide Hampton, see Drum Suite (Slide Hampton album). Drum Suite_sentence_1

For the album by the Manny Albam-Ernie Wilkins Orchestra, see The Drum Suite. Drum Suite_sentence_2

Drum Suite is an album by drummer Art Blakey with The Jazz Messengers and the Art Blakey Percussion Ensemble, recorded in late 1956 and early 1957 and originally released on the Columbia label. Drum Suite_sentence_3

The 2005 CD reissue added three tracks from a June 1956 session, two of them previously released on Originally in 1982. Drum Suite_sentence_4

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Allmusic awarded the album 4 stars, calling it "Groundbreaking for its time, and still sounding vital, powerful, and visionary, the Drum Suite album is somewhat of a lost masterpiece that deserves a fresh audience". Drum Suite_sentence_5

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  1. "The Sacrifice" (Art Blakey) - 5:16Drum Suite_item_0_0
  2. "Cubano Chant" (Ray Bryant) - 4:01Drum Suite_item_0_1
  3. "Oscalypso" (Oscar Pettiford) - 8:48Drum Suite_item_0_2
  4. "Nica's Tempo" (Gigi Gryce) - 8:24Drum Suite_item_0_3
  5. "D's Dilemma" (Mal Waldron) - 8:32Drum Suite_item_0_4
  6. "Just for Marty" (Bill Hardman) - 5:56Drum Suite_item_0_5

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  • Bonus tracks on 2005 Legacy CD:Drum Suite_item_1_6

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  1. "Lil' T (a.k.a. The Third)" - 8:12Drum Suite_item_2_7
  2. "The New Message (a.k.a. Little T)" (Take 1) - 8:39Drum Suite_item_2_8
  3. "The New Message (a.k.a. Little T)" (Take 3) - 5:32Drum Suite_item_2_9

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