|Three Blind Mice|
|Live album by|
|Released||August 1962 (UA release)|
|Label||United Artists Records|
|Art Blakey chronology|
|The Jazz Messengers chronology|
Three Blind Mice is a 1962 jazz album released by Art Blakey and The Jazz Messengers on the United Artists Jazz label, featuring live material recorded in 1962 Club Renaissance, Hollywood. It was reissued later in 1962 in two volumes by Blue Note Records, adding two tracks recorded in 1961 at The Village Gate and also unreleased material from the primary session. It was bassist Jymie Merritt's final recording with the group before having to leave to recover from an illness; he would be replaced by Reggie Workman.
United Artists and Blue Note re-issued a two-volume CD set, Three Blind Mice Vols. 1 & 2, with all available live tracks from the original date of recording and an alternate take.
Three Blind Mice
Three Blind Mice, Vol. 1
Three Blind Mice, Vol. 2
"The Promised Land" and "Arabia" recorded August 17, 1961 at the Village Gate, NYC by Rudy Van Gelder
All others recorded March 18, 1962 at Club Renaissance, Hollywood, CA by Wally Heider
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