Blakey, Art / Jazz Messengers - Mosaic (CD)
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- Jazz General
- Number of Discs
- Number of Items
- Mosaic [Remaster]
- Country of Origin
- Blue Note (Label)
- EMI Music Distribution
- Mono / Stereo
- [ Disc 01 Track 01 ] Mosaic - (with Art Blakey/jazz Messengers)
- [ Disc 01 Track 02 ] Down Under - (with Art Blakey/jazz Messengers)
- [ Disc 01 Track 03 ] Children Of The Night - (with Art Blakey/jazz Messengers)
- [ Disc 01 Track 04 ] Arabia - (with Art Blakey/jazz Messengers)
- [ Disc 01 Track 05 ] Crisis - (with Art Blakey/jazz Messengers)
- Songs / Tracks
- [ Disc 01 Track 01 ] Mosaic
- [ Disc 01 Track 02 ] Down Under
- [ Disc 01 Track 03 ] Children of the Night
- [ Disc 01 Track 04 ] Arabia
- [ Disc 01 Track 05 ] Crisis
- South Africa
Full performer name: Art Blakey & The Jazz Messengers.
Art Blakey & The Jazz Messengers: Art Blakey (drums); Wayne Shorter (tenor saxophone); Freddie Hubbard (trumpet); Curtis Fuller (trombone); Cedar Walton (piano); Jymie Merritt (bass).
Recorded on October 2, 1961. Includes liner notes by Leonard Feather.
Art Blakey & the Jazz Messengers: Wayne Shorter (tenor saxophone); Freddie Hubbard (trumpet); Curtis Fuller (trombone); Cedar Walton (piano); Jymie Merritt (upright bass); Art Blakey (drums).
Liner Note Author: Bob Blumenthal.
Freddie Hubbard (trumpet) and Wayne Shorter (saxophone) are joined by Curtis Fuller's trombone to expand Art Blakey's Jazz Messengers to a sextet for MOSAIC. The result is a huge sound that is powerfully propelled by Blakey's forceful drumming. The deep, soulful grooves here support complex ensemble arrangements with concise solo spots for the horns and pianist Cedar Walton. In all, this is classic '60s era Messengers in their prime.
Although Shorter was the group's musical director and chief contributor of new material during his tenure, Hubbard, Walton and Fuller each offer excellent compositions on this outing. Walton's boisterous "Mosaic" gets the opening slot and is a quintessential Messengers number. Blakey's trademark shuffle groove highlights Hubbard's gospel-flavored "Down Under" before the sextet gears up for Shorter's masterful "Children Of The Night," one of his most dynamic compositions that gets a spirited reading here. Fuller's minor "Arabia" is a hard swinging track that captures the Middle Eastern flavor of its namesake. Finally, Hubbard's intricate "Crisis" is a stunning arrangement that offers alternating passages of reflective horn harmonies and banging accents for a hard bopping grand finale.
- Date Released
- Audio Format
- PCM Audio
- Studio / Live
- Video Disabled
- Art Blakey & the Jazz Messengers
- Alfred Lion
- 40m 16s
- Rudy VanGelder
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