Blue Moses

Blue Moses

by Randy Weston
     
 

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Blue Moses was pianist Randy Weston’s most popular recording, reaching No. 16 on the Billboard Jazz chart in 1972. Weston is stunningly backed here by Freddie Hubbard (trumpet), Grover Washington, Jr. (tenor sax) and the arrangements of Don Sebesky. The album features four of Weston’s own compositions, most famously the title track “Ganawa (Blue Moses)” and “Marrakesh

Overview

Blue Moses was pianist Randy Weston’s most popular recording, reaching No. 16 on the Billboard Jazz chart in 1972. Weston is stunningly backed here by Freddie Hubbard (trumpet), Grover Washington, Jr. (tenor sax) and the arrangements of Don Sebesky. The album features four of Weston’s own compositions, most famously the title track “Ganawa (Blue Moses)” and “Marrakesh Blues.” Allmusic.com writes, “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 … Rewarding. Available on CD for the first time. From the Label

Product Details

Release Date:
08/09/2011
Label:
Masterworks
UPC:
0886979320123
catalogNumber:
793201

Tracks

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Randy Weston   Primary Artist,Piano,Electric Piano
Ron Carter   Bass
Hubert Laws   Flute,Alto Flute,Bass Flute,Piccolo,Electric Flute
Marvin Stamm   Trumpet,Flugelhorn
Warren Covington   Trombone
Airto Moreira   Percussion
Wayne Andre   Trombone,Baritone Horn
Garnett Brown   Trombone
James Buffington   French Horn
Billy Cobham   Drums
Paul Faulise   Trombone,Bass Trombone
John Frosk   Trumpet,Flugelhorn
Freddie Hubbard   Trumpet
George Marge   Clarinet,Flute,Alto Flute,Bass Flute,English Horn
Romeo Penque   Clarinet,Flute,Alto Flute,Bass Flute,Oboe,Piccolo
Alan Rubin   Trumpet,Flugelhorn
Brooks Tillotson   French Horn
Grover Washington   Tenor Saxophone
Azzedin Weston   Percussion
Bill Wood   Bass
Madame Meddah   Vocals
Phil Karus   Percussion

Technical Credits

Randy Weston   Composer,Liner Notes
Don Sebesky   Arranger
Rudy Van Gelder   Engineer
Richard Seidel   Reissue Producer
C. Taylor   Producer
Pete Turner   Cover Photo

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