Homage to Art

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Homage to Art 47:28 $11.98
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1 Close Your eyes [Ray Barretto] 06:21 $1.49 Buy
2 United [Ray Barretto] 06:59 44.1/16 Album only
3 Sleeping Dancer Sleep On [Ray Barretto] 06:26 $1.49 Buy
4 Noise In The Attic [Ray Barretto] 05:27 $1.49 Buy
5 Ballade For Buhaina [Ray Barretto] 05:23 $1.49 Buy
6 Frère Jacques [Ray Barretto] 05:42 $1.49 Buy
7 Buh's Bossa [Ray Barretto] 05:28 $1.49 Buy
8 Lester Left Town [Ray Barretto] 05:42 $1.49 Buy

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"For Homage to Art Blakey, Ray, a long time discophile, went through his Messenger collection to choose the date's repertoire. Half of the tunes he selected were composed by Wayne Shorter. “I hadn't planned it that way. It just so happened that the more I listened, the more I felt his music best fit, melodically and harmonically, with what we wanted to do.”

Much like Blakey, the leader made sure that the band members contributed to the date. Pianist Luis Perdomo penned imaginative arrangements of Shorter's “United, Sleeping Dancer Sleep On”, and ”Noise In the Attic”, and the lyrical standard “Close Your Eyes”. Barretto called upon former New World Spirit trumpeter Mike Mossman, who played many times with Blakey, to arrange the album's final Shorter piece, “Lester Left Town”, as well as the traditional ”Frere Jacques”, Ray's tribute to the classic Messenger version of “Three Blind Mice”." - All About Jazz