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Art Blakey & The Jazz Messengers FREE FOR ALL Vinyl Record - Gatefold Sleeve, Limited Edition, 180 Gram Pressing, Remastered

Art Blakey & The Jazz Messengers FREE FOR ALL Vinyl Record - Gatefold Sleeve, Limited Edition, 180 Gram Pressing, Remastered
In an issue of Downbeat from 2009, Joe Lovano named Free For All as his favorite Blue Note album of all time. "I heard Free For All in my late teens. The raw energy of this recording and the way Blakey called the spirits, how he fed everybody and they fed him, gave them a sense of ensemble and playing together. When Freddie Hubbard came into the band after Lee Morgan, he brought something different. The Jazz Messengers developed more openness and flow in the way they were playing, moving out of the hard-bop sound and concept, and stepping into new directions." Art Blakey and The Jazz Messengers recorded many superb albums during it's 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 "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.

Gatefold Sleeve
This vinyl is packaged with a two-part folding sleeve.

Limited Edition
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180 Gram Audiophile pressing
This record is pressed onto 180 grams of black audiophile grade vinyl. The heavier weight steadies the record and ensures consistency in pressing and promises the highest fidelity reproduction of the source recording.

Remastered Recording
This version of the record has been remastered from the original verion utilizing the source master tapes and the latest in recording technology.

Each record is protected within its record sleeve by a white vellum anti-dust sleeve.

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