Moanin'

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All Music Guide - Michael G. Nastos
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. 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 ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Michael G. Nastos
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. 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.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 3/23/1999
  • Label: Blue Note Records
  • UPC: 724349532427
  • Catalog Number: 95324
  • Sales rank: 35,154

Album Credits

Performance Credits
Art Blakey & the Jazz Messengers Primary Artist, Track Performer
Art Blakey Indexed Contributor, Drums
Lee Morgan Trumpet
Bobby Timmons Piano
Jymie Merritt Bass
Benny Golson Tenor Saxophone
Technical Credits
Leonard Feather Liner Notes
Art Blakey Composer
Michael Cuscuna Producer, Reissue Producer
Rudy Van Gelder Engineer
Alfred Lion Producer
Bob Blumenthal Liner Notes
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