Art Blakey

Free For All

Art Blakey Free For All

Free For All

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Free for All, arguably Art Blakey’s most dynamic album, is a transcendent four-track album that gets its name from the raucous Wayne Shorter original that energetically opens the show. It’s literally an extended musical free-for-all that takes its visceral cue from the otherworldly, ecstatic Shorter solo that commands almost half of the song’s 11-minute surge. Curtis Fuller follows Shorter with fire, with Freddie Hubbard grasping the flaming baton and being cheered on to fly toward the blazing sun. Blakey, who throughout bashes with incendiary beauty, goes ballistic on his exclamatory solo that climaxes the outing before the band returns to the horn-fueled theme. On Free for All, in the midst of his soon-to-be-stars sidemen, Blakey is at once the center of the universe and the gatekeeper to the jazz lifeblood of freedom.


A1: Free For All

A2: Hammer Head


B1: The Core

B2: Pensativat

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