Genre: Jazz
Label: MPS Records
Format: 33RPM,
Size: 12"


Alphonse Mouzon In Search Of A Dream 180g LP

Alphonse Mouzon

Availability: Discontinued
In Stock An In Stock item is available to ship normally within 24 business hours.
Preorder A Preorder is an item that has not yet been released. Typically the label will set a projected release date (that is subject to change). If a projected release date is known, we will include this in the description in red. Other Preorders are set to release 'TBA.' This means that release date is yet 'To Be Announced'. The Preorder can be released anywhere between weeks, months or years from its initial announcement.
Backordered An Out Of Stock item is an item that we normally have available to ship but we are temporarily out of. We do not have a specific date when it will be coming.
Awaiting Repress Awaiting repress titles are in the process of being repressed by the label. No ETA is available at this time.
Expected On When an item is Out Of Stock and we have an estimated date when our stock should arrive, we list that date on our website in the part's description. It is not guaranteed.
Special Order A Special Order item is an item that we do not stock but can order from the manufacturer. Typical order times are located within the product description.
180 Gram Pressing! Analogue Remastering (AAA)!
Summit Meeting Of The Jazz-Rock Elite!

Before they recorded "Nothing but a Party", his fellow musicians sang "Happy Birthday to You"; Alphonse Mouzon celebrated his 29th birthday during the November 1977 MPS session in Stuttgart, Germany. The American drummer is one of the originators of jazz-rock, the fusion of jazz and rock music; “Incest is best” was German rocker Udo Lindenberg’s comment on the coupling. No one had a better understanding of this melding of jazz polyrhythms with rock’s pulsating beat than Mouzon; with his furious propulsive style, he was welcome in both camps. Weather Report founders Joe Zawinul, Wayne Shorter, and Miroslav Vitous brought him into the premier edition of the band. Mouzon and bassist Vitous made up the rhythm section. From Prague, Czech, Miroslav had also played in Miles Davis’ band. As he had already shown with Weather Report, he demonstrates how well he could integrate acoustic bass into a jazz-rock concept. In duo with Mouzon, Vitous bows the deep tones on his composition "The Light"; he grabs the electric bass on the other compositions. Vitous as well as saxophonist Bob Malik and keyboard player Stu Goldberg were all part of the 1977 version of Mouzon’s touring band. Pianist/keyboarder Joachim Kühn and guitarist Philip Catherine joined the troupe for the recording of "In Search of a Dream". Thus, the session was a sort of summit meeting of the jazz-rock elite of that time.

On December 25th, 2016, Master drummer Mouzon died in Los Angeles from complications brought on by a rare form of cancer. He was 68 years old. In its obituary, the New York Times printed a 1970’s quote from Mouzon: "Because my mind is open, I don't always want to be identified as just a jazz drummer." Today, there are at least as many rock fans as there are jazz aficionados who know Mouzon’s music.

• 180g Audiophile pressing
• Analogue remastering (AAA)
• Liner notes, remastering information and a picture of the original master tape box

Alphonze Mouzon, drums, percussion, electric piano, organ, handclap, vocal
Philip Catherine, electric guitar, 12 string acoustic guitar
Joachim Kuhn, electric & acoustic piano
Stu Goldberg, acoustic piano, electric piano, mini moog, organ
Bob Malik, tenor sax, funk box
Miroslav Vitous, acoustic & electric bass, mini moog, electric piano

Side One:

1. Nightmare
2. Electric Moon
3. Shoreline
4. The Light
Side Two:
1. The Unknown Journey
2. The Ram And The Scorpio
3. In Search Of A Dream
4. Playing Between The Beat
9. Nothing But A Party (incl. Happy Birthday)

Recorded November 20-24, 1977, Zuckerfabrik, Stuttgart, Germany

Customers Also Like