Art Blakey records the album ‘Moanin” with the Jazz Messengers for Blue Note (1958)

Art Blakey’s ‘Moanin” is an album he recorded on October 30, 1958 with the Jazz Messengers and released in January 1959 by Blue Note.

Track Listing : 1.Moanin’ (Bobby Timmons) – 09:35 . 2.Are You Real (Benny Golson) – 04:50 . 3.Along Came Betty (Benny Golson) – 06:12 . 4.The Drum Thunder (Miniature) Suite (Benny Golson) – 07:33 . 5.Blues March (Benny Golson) – 06:17 . 6.Come Rain Or Come Shine (Harold Arlen, Johnny Mercer) – 05:49

Francis Wolff

Musicians : Art Blakey — Drums . Lee Morgan — Trumpet . Benny Golson — Tenor Saxophone . Bobby Timmons — Piano . Jymie Merritt — Bass

Production : Produced By Alfred Lion . Rudy Van Gelder

Package : Bob Blumenthal – Liner Notes . Leonard Feather – Liner Notes . Buck Hoeffler – Photography . Paul J. Hoeffler – Photography . Francis Wolff asterisques RVM – Photography

Recorded On October 30, 1958 At Van Gelder Studio, Hackensack.

Released In January 1959 By Blue Note.

(Source Official Site)


All About Jazz
The mastery with which Lee Morgan and Benny Golson provide the frontline is further elevated by the solidarity of Timmons, Merrittand Blakey. It is a testament to the great quality of the performers, compositionsand the hard bop genre. […]

finulanu @ RateYourMusic
The title track… so, like, um… I don’t know. It’s based around the “So What” progression, at least at the start, because it’s not long before it heads off into its own territory. Much more of a direct, hard bop sort of thing, you know? […]

Moanin’ includes some of the greatest music Blakey produced in the studio with arguably his very best band. There are three tracks that are immortal and will always stand the test of time. […]


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