The Essence of Mystery

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The Essence of Mystery
Studio album by Alphonse Mouzon
Released 1973
Recorded December 13, 14 & 15, 1972
Genre Jazz
Length 42:15
Label Blue Note
Alphonse Mouzon chronology
The Essence of Mystery
(1973)
Funky Snakefoot
(1974)

The Essence of Mystery is the debut album by American jazz drummer Alphonse Mouzon recorded in 1972 and released in 1973 on the Blue Note label.[1]

Reception[edit]

The Allmusic review by Ron Wynn awarded the album 3 stars stating "Some frenetic drumming and good jazz/rock arrangments [sic]".[2]

Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 3/5 stars[2]

Track listing[edit]

All compositions by Alphonse Mouzon
  1. "The Essence Of Mystery" - 4:55
  2. "Funky Finger" - 3:40
  3. "Crying Angels" - 5:23
  4. "Why Can't We Make It" - 3:27
  5. "Macrobian" - 5:14
  6. "Spring Water" - 6:27
  7. "Sunflower" - 4:27
  8. "Thank You Lord" - 4:02
  9. "Antonia" - 4:40
  • Recorded at A&R Studios in New York City on December 13, 14 & 15, 1972

Personnel[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Blue Note Records discography accessed January 12, 2011
  2. ^ a b Wynn, R. Allmusic Review accessed January 12, 2011