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MOSAIC provides ample inspiration for the drummer-check out his four minute drum solo in the title track; it's great. Blakey seemed to have a sixth sense for knowing just when and where to place the beat. He knew where to throw in a little low tom or some ride cymbal etc. Plus, he's proof that more drums don't make you a better drummer. The guy usually played with a four piece or, at most, five piece kit.
Listen to the beautiful piano intro with Art's steady cymbal work in "Down Under" -awesome! And then the horns kick in. Wow. THIS is some of the best jazz I've ever heard. In Ken Burns' film JAZZ, Blakey was quoted as saying that if his band didn't have the audience tapping their feet or nodding their heads they were doing something wrong. No complaints here. This tune is one of the high points of the album. The same goes for "Children of the Night" which contains AMAZINGLY gorgeous horn harmonies over an infectious piano vamp.
"Arabia" does indeed sound middle-eastern with the melodic horn line. And "Crisis" begins with a beautiful bass line which is then joined by Art and the pianist. Just great horn harmonies again. This album is such a treat to listen to. I recommend it highly along with BUHAINA'S DELIGHT, MOANIN, and MEET YOU AT THE JAZZ CORNER OF THE WORLD (LIVE).Read more ›
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My all time favorite Art Blakey albums. Bought it when it first came out and glad to have it back in my jazz library.Published 14 days ago by Amazon Customer
Classic Messengers from the fertile 6tet period with Wayne , Freddie, Cedar, etc.
A must have.... "Crisis" is a standout.
With Art Blakey heralding this next great line-up for his college of musical
knowledge, we get to hear Freddie Hubbard on trumpet, the great trombonist
Curtis Fuller... Read more
It would be hard pressed for any musician to have the privilege to play with the people of the caliber Art Blakey had in Jazz Messengers when he recorded Moanin'. Read morePublished on December 20, 2012 by Andre S. Grindle
I was first introduced to Art Blakey & The Jazz Messengers with this album (after wondering what else the horn players on Coltrane's BLLUE TRAIN did), so I picked this up as an LP... Read morePublished on July 5, 2012 by C.B. Derrick
I have only recently developed an interest in this period of American jazz. So, this is gut reaction of a new convert to this wonderful music. Read morePublished on November 24, 2009 by silversurf