A Night at Birdland Vol. 2 is a 1954 release by jazz drummer Art Blakey. It was first released by Blue Note Records as BLP 5038 (10") and two years later as BLP 1521 (12") incorporating material from the third 10" release. The band is notable for the brief inclusion of Clifford Brown as a Messenger.
It has been reissued several times on CD since 1987 by Blue Note with two previously issued additional tracks recorded this night.
The recording was produced by Alfred Lion and recorded by Rudy Van Gelder.
Art Blakey Quintet:
The two albums that were released from the Birdland are considered by The Penguin Guide to Jazz to be part of their "core collection." Allaboutjazz.com reviewer said it simply with "Blakey and company had clicked that night at Birdland." Allmusic mentions that, on this second album, "all of the musicians are inspired, none more than Blakey."...