| February 21, 1954|
| November 1954 (1954-11)|
Birdland, New York City
Blue Note Records, Toshiba
A Night at Birdland Vol 2, The Jazz Messengers at the Caf, New Sounds, A Night at Birdland Vol 1, New York Scene
Art Blakey, drums
Clifford Brown, trumpet
Lou Donaldson, alto saxophone
Horace Silver, piano
Curly Russell, bass
A Night at Birdland Vol. 3 Wikipedia
A Night at Birdland Vol. 3 may refer to two different jazz albums, both of which contain live material recorded by the Art Blakey Quintet at Birdland on February 21, 1954. The first is the third album in the original 10" series (BLP 5039) released in 1954 by Blue Note Records. The three original 10" albums were repackaged as two 12" LPs in 1956, with all of the tracks from the original 10" Vol. 3 being included on the 12" Vol. 2.
The second album entitled A Night at Birdland Vol. 3 is a 12" album containing outtakes from the original session, released by the Toshiba Records in Japan, released in 1984. Three of the four tracks on the Japanese 12" Vol. 3 had previously been released as part of a 2 LP Compilation entitled Live Messengers (BN-LA473-J2) in 1975.
All of the tracks from both Vol. 3's have subsequently been reissued on the CD versions of A Night at Birdland Vol. 1 and A Night at Birdland Vol. 2.