Moanin' [Blue Note Bonus Track]

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All Music Guide - Michael G. Nastos
Art Blakey's classic Blue Note album, Moanin', has seen more than its share of reissuing and modified packaging since its initial release in 1958. This SACD edition which has no reference to the title on the front booklet cover, yet retains the original artwork and music features an alternate take of the title track, and a small vocal clip of Lee Morgan and Rudy Van Gelder conversing. Other than that, its an enhanced audio version of some of the greatest music Blakey produced in the studio with arguably his very best band. While most fans will already have this material, it is the audiophile jazz lover who will appreciate the digitally reproduced depth of field and ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Michael G. Nastos
Art Blakey's classic Blue Note album, Moanin', has seen more than its share of reissuing and modified packaging since its initial release in 1958. This SACD edition which has no reference to the title on the front booklet cover, yet retains the original artwork and music features an alternate take of the title track, and a small vocal clip of Lee Morgan and Rudy Van Gelder conversing. Other than that, its an enhanced audio version of some of the greatest music Blakey produced in the studio with arguably his very best band. While most fans will already have this material, it is the audiophile jazz lover who will appreciate the digitally reproduced depth of field and sharply accented sound quality they can now hear from an analog recording done some 50 years prior. There are three tracks that are immortal and will always stand the test of time. The title selection is a pure tuneful melody stewed in a bluesy shuffle penned by pianist Bobby Timmons, while tenor saxophonist Benny Golson's classy, slowed "Along Came Betty" and the static, militaristic "Blues March" will always have a home in the repertoire of every student or professional jazz band. "Are You Real?" has the most subtle of melody lines, and "Drum Thunder Suite" has Blakey's quick blasting tom-tom-based rudiments reigning on high as the horns sigh, leading to hard bop. "Come Rain or Come Shine" is the piece that commands the most attention, a highly modified, lilting arrangement where the accompanying staggered, staccato rhythms contrast the light-hearted refrains. Certainly a complete and wholly satisfying album, Moanin' ranks with the very best of Blakey and what modern jazz offered in the late '50s and beyond. [Blue Note released the CD with a bonus track an alternate take of "Moanin'" in 1987.]
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 1/13/2008
  • Label: Toshiba Emi Japan
  • EAN: 4988006820128
  • Catalog Number: 6403

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Moanin' - Art Blakey (9:36)
  2. 2 Moanin' - Art Blakey (9:21)
  3. 3 Are You Real - Art Blakey (4:50)
  4. 4 Along Came Betty - Art Blakey (6:11)
  5. 5 The Drum Thunder (Miniature) Suite: Drum Thunder/Cry a Blue ... - Art Blakey (7:35)
  6. 6 Blues March - Art Blakey (6:17)
  7. 7 Come Rain or Come Shine (5:51)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Art Blakey & the Jazz Messengers Primary Artist
Art Blakey Indexed Contributor, Drums
Bobby Timmons Piano
Jymie Merritt Bass
Benny Goldon Tenor Saxophone
Technical Credits
Leonard Feather Liner Notes
Bobby Timmons Composer
Michael Cuscuna Producer, Liner Notes
Rudy Van Gelder Engineer
Alfred Lion Producer
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