Free for All is a 1964 jazz album by Art Blakey & the Jazz Messengers released on Blue Note. Now, celebrating its 50th anniversary, the album will be newly-remastered for vinyl as part of the overall Blue Note 75th anniversary vinyl reissue campaign. It is the first of many to come.
Blakey, the Jazz Messenger’s leader and drummer, recorded Free for All with Freddie Hubbard on trumpet, recent Grammy-winner Wayne Shorter on tenor sax, Curtis Fuller on trombone, Cedar Walton on piano and Reggie Workman on bass. Free for All features “Free For All” and “Hammer Head” both by Wayne Shorter as well as “The Core” by Freddie Hubbard and “Pensativa” by Clare Fischer.
This new reissue was mastered by Alan Yoshida at Dunning-Kruger in Los Angeles as part of an overall Blue Note 75th anniversary vinyl reissue campaign spearheaded by current Blue Note Records President, Don Was. Key to the Blue Note 75th anniversary vinyl reissue campaign is the creation of high quality audio at an affordable price. All year long Blue Note will celebrate their iconic artists and the history of the label with various events, digital initiatives, vinyl campaigns and more.