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The album is accompanied by its original sleeve notes plus additional photos and newly-written package essays.
Freddie Hubbard (trumpet)
Curtis Fuller (trombone)
Wayne Shorter (tenor saxophone)
Cedar Walton (piano)
Reggie Workman (bass)
Art Blakey (drums)
Recorded February 10, 1964 in Rudy Van Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs, NJ
Originally issued as Blue Note BLP 4170
High Resolution Mastering by Alan Yoshida @ Dunning-Kruger
“In preparing these hi def remasters, we were very conscientious about maintaining the feel of the original releases while adding a previously unattainable transparency and depth. It now sounds like you've set up your chaise lounge right in the middle of Rudy Van Gelder's studio!” - Blue Note President, Don Was.
Free for All is the 1964 masterpiece by Art Blakey & The Jazz Messengers. The album features a stellar lineup, which includes Freddie Hubbard, Wayne Shorter, Curtis Fuller, Cedar Walton and Reggie Workman. The musicians display their undeniable chemistry and unmatched artistic powers. This seminal classical features the stellar tunes “The Core,” “Free for All” and “Pensativa.” Free for All is a historic outing that is essential for any collection.
"...features what was arguably the most creative edition of the Messengers." - All About Jazz