Art Blakey : Mosaic

Art Blakey : Mosaic

60.00

Freddie Hubbard (trumpet), Curtis Fuller (trombone), Wayne Shorter (tenor sax), Cedar Walton (piano), Jymie Merritt (bass), Art Blakey (drums)

Blue Note 4090

Music Matters Records : 2 LPs 180 gram (45rpm)

Limited Edition : 2,500 copies

Brand New and Sealed Record

Discontinued : last copy available!

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A  - Mosaic
B1  - Down Under
B2 - Children Of The Night
C   - Arabia
D   - Crisis

Not only is the group on Mosaic arguably the greatest version of Art Blakey's Jazz Messengers, but it is one of the finest bands of all time in any type of music. Freddie Hubbard had just joined the Jazz Messengers while Curtis Fuller had left the Jazztet for the opportunity to play with the powerhouse ensemble. With the frequently blazing tenor playing of Wayne Shorter, Cedar Walton, Jymie Merritt and the explosive Blakey, this was not a band for lightweights. Not only did the Jazz Messengers have five major soloists but Hubbard, Shorter, Walton and Fuller were inventive composers. On 1961's Mosaic, each of those four masters contribute at least one song apiece. Such unforgettable numbers as Fuller's haunting "Arabia," Shorter's "Children Of The Night" and Hubbard's "Crisis," along with the exciting and very individual solos, make Mosaic into a superb effort that ranks as one of the most vial recordings of the era

Recorded October 2, 1961 by Rudy Van Gelber at Englewood Cliffs, New Jersey

Remastered by Kevin Gray and Steve Hoffman from the Original Rudy Van Gelder Blue Note Master Tapes! 

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