:::Blue Moses:::

Posted: Wednesday, 10 March 2010 by jazzlover in Etykiety: , , , , , , , , , ,

Randy Weston's most popular record, this Lp (which he had mixed feelings about) features Weston not only on piano but electric keyboards. Backed by Don Sebesky arrangements and assisted by trumpeter Freddie Hubbard and tenor-saxophonist Grover Washington Jr., Weston plays quite well on four of his compositions; best-known are "Ganawa (Blue Moses)" and "Marrakesh Blues." The music retains the African feel of most of Weston's latter-day playing but also has some commercial touches that do not hurt the performances. This rewarding date has not yet been reissued on CD.
:::Review by Scott Yanow:::

Randy Weston - Blue Moses (1972)

1. Ifrane 5:12
2. Ganawa (Blue Moses) 13:25
3. Night In Medina 6:30
4. Marrakesh Blues 12:18

Arranged By - Don Sebesky
Bass - Bill Wood (2) (tracks: 3) , Ron Carter
Drums - Bill Cobham
English Horn, Clarinet, Flute - George Marge
Flugelhorn - Alan Rubin , John Frosk , Marvin Stamm
Flute - Hubert Laws
French Horn - Brooks Tillotson , James Buffington
Oboe, Clarinet, Flute - Romeo Penque
Piano - Randy Weston
Saxophone [Tenor] - Grover Washington Jr.
Synthesizer [Moog] - David Horowitz
Trombone - Garnett Brown , Warren Covington , Wayne Andre
Trombone [Bass] - Paul Faulise
Trumpet - Freddie Hubbard
Vocals - Madame Meddah

5 komentarze:

  1. Anonymous says:

    Perhaps he had mixed feelings, but I saw him at a pretty intimate performance about a year ago (for Kelley's Monk bio) and this was one of the 2 or 3 tunes he played.

    Thank you.

  1. Alain70 says:

    Bonjour, Blue Moses reissued in Compact Disc in Japan.

    Good blog


  1. jazzlover says:

    thanks, looking forward to getting it eventually.

  1. mf76 says:

    Thank you...sounds cool!