Blue Moses

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Blue Moses
Studio album by Randy Weston
Released 1972
Recorded March–April 1972
Van Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs
Genre Jazz
Length 36:52
Label CTI
CTI 6011
Producer Creed Taylor
Randy Weston chronology
African Rhythms
(1969)
Blue Moses
(1972)
Tanjah
(1973)

Blue Moses is an album by American jazz pianist and composer Randy Weston featuring performances recorded in 1972 and released on the CTI label.[1]

Reception[edit]

The Allmusic review states "Recorded in 1972, Blue Moses, the most commercially successful album in pianist/composer Randy Weston's catalog remains one of his most controversial due to his conflicted feelings about the final product, which he feels is too polished and too far from his original intent for the project. Indeed, appearing on Creed Taylor's CTI imprint was an almost certain guarantee of polished production... No matter how Weston ultimately feels about Blue Moses, this date succeeds on all levels. Creating a commercially viable recording from the elements presented must not have been easy, but Taylor rose to the occasion and delivered a grooving beauty of an album without compromising Weston's genius".[2]

Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4/5 stars[2]

Track listing[edit]

All compositions by Randy Weston
  1. "Ifrane" - 5:16
  2. "Ganawa (Blue Moses)" - 12:29
  3. "Night in Medina" - 6:50
  4. "Marrakesh Blues" - 12:17
    • Recorded at Van Gelder Studio in Englewood Cliffs, New Jersey in March and April 1972

Personnel[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ CTI Records discography accessed February 20, 2012
  2. ^ a b Jurek, T. Allmusic Review accessed February 20, 2012