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Mosaic [Content/Copy-Protected CD, Original recording remastered, Import]

Art Blakey, Art Blakey and the Jazz Messengers Audio CD
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  • Audio CD (20 Feb 2006)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Format: Content/Copy-Protected CD, Original recording remastered, Import
  • Label: Blue Note
  • ASIN: B000E1IGAQ
  • Other Editions: Audio CD  |  Vinyl  |  MP3 Download
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 167,329 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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Listen  2. Down Under 5:290.69  Buy MP3 
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Listen  4. Arabia 9:100.69  Buy MP3 
Listen  5. Crisis 8:330.69  Buy MP3 

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15 of 16 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars The Great Sextets First Album 22 Nov 2008
Format:Audio CD|Verified Purchase
The previous Jazz Messengers Quintet of Shorter/Timmons/Morgan had based their style on the great Miles Davis Quintet of the 50's, but used original material rather than standards. Although great at the time, their standing has dropped in hindsight as the 1960s Miles Davis 2nd Quintet did it a lot better (in large part thanks to Wayne Shorter).

The Jazz Messengers Sextet of Shorter/Hubbard/Fuller took their style from Coltranes 1957 Blue Note classic "Blue Train", a more aggressive, arranged, but melodic package that has stood the test of time very well, as it was a style Coltrane did not pursue further.

So here we have their first album on Blue Note from 1961, a real gem as are all their half dozen studio albums on Blue Note & Riverside. Great band compositions, particularly from Shorter, great soloists and Art Blakeys powerhouse drumming proppelling it all along. One of the all time great jazz groups.
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5.0 out of 5 stars A truly great group's best album 23 Aug 1998
By Leonard Gorsky - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Audio CD
A list of Jazz Messengers alumni reads like a jazz Hall of Fame; Wynton Marsalis played With Art Blakey's group in 1980. In the Messengers' 35+ years of existence, this is arguably its finest incarnation and their most exciting album. Saxophonist Wayne Shorter, trumpeter Freddie Hubbard, trombonist Curtis Fuller, and Pianist Cedar Walton provide both distinctive compositions and emotional solos. Since the group has three horns, the two who aren't soloing are playing as an ensemble in the background giving the group a small 'big band' feel. Drummer Art never takes a self-indulgent solo; he is a solid, consistent presence. What sets this collection apart from others is the music. Each selection stands alone as a superior piece of writing that has been covered many times since this release. This recording was made in 1963 just before the individuals set out on their own respective roads.
11 of 11 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Epic Messengers 15 Oct 2008
By Mark Twain - Published on Amazon.com
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This is one of the most soulful, driving recordings I have ever heard, bar none. I first owned a copy of Mosaic upon being mercifully turned on to it by a couple of hip peers back in 1981. I went looking for it again recently upon having a jazz revival of sorts, and was thrilled to see it being offered in CD reissue. Folks, this is epic music not only in terms of Art Blakey and his many personnel configurations through time but in terms of the history of jazz music itself in America. Everyone should own a copy of this album at some point to hear the sheer propulsion, emotional penetration, waterfalling chords, bountiful melodic content, utterly towering musical abilities of the sidemen as well as Buhaina (Blakey) himself, and the overall presence of soul in this recording. The first reviewer must have had cotton swabs in his ears. This set of Messengers with the legendary Wayne Shorter of Weather Report, trumpeter Freddie Hubbard (Red Clay), Cedar Walton and Curtis Fuller is as good a jazz group as can be found anywhere in the history of the art and this particular musical session was one of Blakey's finest. Get it and enjoy.
10 of 10 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Essential for all jazz collections and drummers. 3 Nov 2002
By Andy Williamson - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Audio CD
If you are just starting your jazz collection or you are a drummer looking for some new inspiration among the stale rock radio crowd, then getting Art Blakey's MOSAIC would be a good place to start. This is one in a series of tremendous albums Blakey did for Blue Note in the late 50's and early to mid 60's. And of all of his albums, this is one of the five essentials-not only for jazz collectors, but anyone who claims to have a well-rounded view of music.
MOSAIC provides ample inspiration for the drummer-check out his four minute drum solo in the title track; it's great. Blakey seemed to have a sixth sense for knowing just when and where to place the beat. He knew where to throw in a little low tom or some ride cymbal etc. Plus, he's proof that more drums don't make you a better drummer. The guy usually played with a four piece or, at most, five piece kit.
Listen to the beautiful piano intro with Art's steady cymbal work in "Down Under" -awesome! And then the horns kick in. Wow. THIS is some of the best jazz I've ever heard. In Ken Burns' film JAZZ, Blakey was quoted as saying that if his band didn't have the audience tapping their feet or nodding their heads they were doing something wrong. No complaints here. This tune is one of the high points of the album. The same goes for "Children of the Night" which contains AMAZINGLY gorgeous horn harmonies over an infectious piano vamp.
"Arabia" does indeed sound middle-eastern with the melodic horn line. And "Crisis" begins with a beautiful bass line which is then joined by Art and the pianist. Just great horn harmonies again. This album is such a treat to listen to. I recommend it highly along with BUHAINA'S DELIGHT, MOANIN, and MEET YOU AT THE JAZZ CORNER OF THE WORLD (LIVE). As an aside, I saw Wayne Shorter at the Chicago Jazz Festival this past summer, and I can assure you he has lost none of the fire that he so brilliantly brings forth on this recording.
5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Hard, hard bop 21 May 2007
By Blues Bro - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Audio CD
This album deserves five stars. This is the hardest, meanest hard bop band ever, period. If you enjoyed 'Free for All' arguably the best hard bop album, you will love this one too. The same hard swinging, in your face, hard bop jazz is found here. Blakey' solo on Mosaic is worth the price of admission. Highly recommended.
3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars 3 hornmen! 20 Mar 2001
By jjn - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Audio CD
A hard bop and Blakey classic. With the addition of Curtis Fuller on trombone to the already all-star horn line-up of Freddie Hubbard and Wayne Shorter, the sound is even more full and lush than usual. Compositons as well the solos are well constructed. FH,WS, and CF all have great solos on pretty tough material. Blakey is his usual hard swinging self capping off another great session. This cd has it all! Trumpet, tenor Sax and trombone. You can't go wrong here. Another wonderful production by University of Blakey!
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