The Essence of Mystery

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The Essence of Mystery
The Essence of Mystery.jpg
Studio album by
Released1973
RecordedDecember 13, 14 & 15, 1972
GenreJazz-Funk
Length42:15
LabelBlue 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 arrangements".[2]

Professional ratings
Review scores
SourceRating
AllMusic3/5 stars[2]
The Rolling Stone Jazz Record Guide3/5 stars[3]

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
  3. ^ Swenson, J., ed. (1985). The Rolling Stone Jazz Record Guide. USA: Random House/Rolling Stone. p. 148. ISBN 0-394-72643-X.