Mosaic (Art Blakey album)

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Studio album by Art Blakey and the Jazz Messengers
Released 1961
Recorded October 2, 1961
Van Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs
Genre Jazz
Length 40:16
Label Blue Note
BST 84090
Producer Alfred Lion
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Allmusic 4/5 stars [1]

Mosaic is a 1961 jazz album released by Art Blakey & the Jazz Messengers on Blue Note Records. It was the first album recorded by one of the most critically acclaimed Jazz Messengers lineups: Wayne Shorter (tenor saxophone), Freddie Hubbard (trumpet), Curtis Fuller (trombone), Cedar Walton (piano), Jymie Merritt (bass) and Art Blakey (drums). They recorded and performed together from 1961 into 1964. Hubbard, Walton and Workman became permanent members of the group following the 1961 departures of trumpeter Lee Morgan, pianist Bobby Timmons and bassist Jymie Merritt, though Merritt and others would appear infrequently on subsequent recordings. The Mosaic recording session featured no alternate takes and, therefore, has yielded no bonus material in reissue.

Track listing[edit]

  1. "Mosaic" (Walton) - 8:13
  2. "Down Under" (Hubbard) - 5:29
  3. "Children of the Night" (Shorter) - 8:51
  4. "Arabia" (Fuller) - 9:10
  5. "Crisis" (Hubbard) - 8:33