Originally Posted by dmacc
I saw Blakey live in either 1982 or 1983, I don't recall. Wynton was with him then. All I recall was my adrenaline going wild - same way when I sat about 8 feet from Buddy's bass drum all night. Both left a lifelong impression on me.
Free for All is a killer album.
The Big Beat is the studio album where you'll find It's "Only A Paper Moon".
I certainly envy you for those experiences. I'm afraid Art was long gone before I'd even started drumming at the age of 14.
I don't think this is the same version of It's Only a Paper Moon. I have the Big Beat and from memory it doesn't sound quite the same. Can't check because the "Best Of" CD is at my dad's place hundreds of miles away.
I don't think the Rudy van Gelder remaster would have altered the sound so substantially that it sounded like a different version either.
The search continues.