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Art Blakey And The Jazz Messengers - Free For All on Vinyl LP

Blue Note Records

  • $ 1998


Art Blakey And The Jazz Messengers Free For All on Vinyl LP

Remastered and Reissued As Part of the Blue Note 75th Anniversary Vinyl Reissue Campaign

Mastered by Alan Yoshida at Dunning-Kruger in Los Angeles, CA

Art Blakey and the Jazz Messengers recorded many superb albums during its 35 years, but it would be difficult to top the intensity and spirit of Free For All. This 1964 gem features an incredible lineup that had worked together regularly for the previous three years, one consisting of Freddie Hubbard, Wayne Shorter, Curtis Fuller, Cedar Walton and Reggie Workman in addition to Blakey.

The drummer instilled the love of swinging in each of the players, always pushing them to play at the highest possible intensity level without a second of coasting. On the dazzling title track “Free For All,” the soulful “Hammer Head” and an over-the-top version of “The Core,” the Jazz Messengers show that no other group could swing so hard at this explosive level!

Musicians:

Art Blakey (drums)
Freddie Hubbard (trumpet)
Wayne Shorter (tenor saxophone)
Curtis Fuller (trombone)
Cedar Walton (piano)
Reggie Workman (bass)

Features:

- Remastered and reissued as part of the Blue Note 75th anniversary vinyl reissue campaign
- Vinyl initiative spearheaded by current Blue Note Records President, Don Was, to include 100 essential Blue Note albums
- Includes special Blue Note 75 vinyl sleeve that features album cover art for 75 Blue Note titles
- First run of vinyl to include Blue Note 75th logo on back of package
- Key to the Blue Note 75th anniversary vinyl reissue campaign is the creation of high quality audio at an affordable price
- All year long Blue Note will celebrate their iconic artists and the history of the label with various events, digital initiatives, vinyl campaigns and more

Art Blakey And The Jazz Messengers Free For All Track Listing:

1. Free For All
2. Hammer Head
3. The Core
4. Pensativa


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