Mosaic (Art Blakey album)

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Studio album by Art Blakey and the Jazz Messengers
Released End of January 1962[1]
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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Professional ratings
Review scores
Allmusic4/5 stars [2]
The Rolling Stone Jazz Record Guide4/5 stars[3]

Mosaic is a 1961 jazz album released by Art Blakey & the Jazz Messengers on Blue Note Records. The album's performers included: 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 and Walton became permanent members of the group following the 1961 departures of trumpeter Lee Morgan and pianist Bobby Timmons. 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



  1. ^ Billboard Jan 20, 1962
  2. ^ Jurek, Thom. Mosaic at AllMusic
  3. ^ Swenson, J., ed. (1985). The Rolling Stone Jazz Record Guide. USA: Random House/Rolling Stone. p. 26. ISBN 0-394-72643-X.