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Blue Moses is an album by American jazz pianist and composer Randy Weston featuring performances recorded in 1972 and released on the CTI label.[2]

Blue Moses
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Studio album by
ReleasedJune 1972[1]
RecordedMarch–April 1972
StudioVan Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs
GenreJazz
Length36:52
LabelCTI
CTI 6011
ProducerCreed Taylor
Randy Weston chronology
African Rhythms
(1969)
Blue Moses
(1972)
Tanjah
(1973)

ReceptionEdit

Professional ratings
Review scores
SourceRating
AllMusic     [3]
The Rolling Stone Jazz Record Guide     [4]

AllMusic states: "Recorded in 1972, Blue Moses, the most commercially successful album in pianist/composer Randy Weston's catalog remains one of his most controversial due to his conflicted feelings about the final product, which he feels is too polished and too far from his original intent for the project. Indeed, appearing on Creed Taylor's CTI imprint was an almost certain guarantee of polished production.... No matter how Weston ultimately feels about Blue Moses, this date succeeds on all levels. Creating a commercially viable recording from the elements presented must not have been easy, but Taylor rose to the occasion and delivered a grooving beauty of an album without compromising Weston's genius".[3]

Track listingEdit

All compositions by Randy Weston.

  1. "Ifrane" – 5:16
  2. "Ganawa (Blue Moses)" – 12:29
  3. "Night in Medina" – 6:50
  4. "Marrakesh Blues" – 12:17

PersonnelEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Billboard June 24, 1972
  2. ^ CTI Records discography. Retrieved February 20, 2012.
  3. ^ a b Jurek, Thom, AllMusic Review. Retrieved February 20, 2012.
  4. ^ Swenson, J., ed. (1985). The Rolling Stone Jazz Record Guide. USA: Random House/Rolling Stone. p. 206. ISBN 0-394-72643-X.