Art Blakey and The Jazz Messengers – Moanin’: Blue Note Classic Vinyl (180g Vinyl LP)

$42.00

Blue Note Classic Vinyl Reissue Series All-Analog 180g Vinyl LP Mastered by Kevin Gray Directly from the Original Master Tapes and Manufactured at Optimal in Germany

More than any other album in the canon of Art Blakey & The Jazz Messengers, 1958’s Moanin’ – featuring the great drummer with trumpeter Lee Morgan, tenor saxophonist Benny Golson, pianist Bobby Timmons, and bassist Jymie Merritt – was the perfect crystallization of the band’s bluesy, soulful sound, and it still stands today as perhaps the most quintessential hard bop recording of all-time. Originally self-titled, the album was later renamed Moanin’ due to the popularity of Timmons’ unforgettable opening track. The album also introduced several indelible Golson compositions that would become standards of the jazz songbook including “Along Came Betty” and “Blues March.”

Musicians:
Art Blakey, drums
Lee Morgan, trumpet
Benny Golson, tenor saxophone
Bobby Timmons, piano
Jymie Merritt, bass

  1. Moanin’
  2. Are You Real
  3. Along Came Betty
  4. The Drum Thunder Suite
  5. Blues March
  6. Come Rain or Come Shine

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