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Moanin'

Art Blakey & The Jazz Messengers

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1
Moanin'
Art Blakey & The Jazz Messengers
9:32
2
Are You Real
Art Blakey & The Jazz Messengers
4:49
3
Along Came Betty
Art Blakey & The Jazz Messengers
6:10
4
The Drum Thunder Suite
Art Blakey & The Jazz Messengers
7:32
5
Blues March
Art Blakey & The Jazz Messengers
6:15
6
Come Rain Or Come Shine
Art Blakey & The Jazz Messengers
5:47
Digital Booklet
Total Playing Time    40:05
"Moanin' is one of the most influential and important hard bop albums due to its outstanding compositions, arrangements and personnel."
- All About Jazz

Drummer Art Blakey founded the Jazz Messengers to both inspire and mentor young jazz players, as well as to keep Blakey inspired and full of new ideas. The quintet on this album consisted of Blakey on drums, trumpeter Lee Morgan, tenor saxophonist Benny Golson, bassist Jymie Merritt and pianist Bobby Timmons. Veteran jazz writer Dan Ouellette says this album "stands as one of jazz’s all-time recordings, largely because of its tunes." Includes the biggest hit of Blakey's long career, the title track Moanin' which was composed by then 22-year-old pianist Timmons.

“I’m gonna stay with the youngsters. When these get too old I’ll get some younger ones. Keeps the mind active.”
- Art Blakey
192 kHz / 24-bit and 96 kHz / 24-bit PCM – Blue Note Records Studio Masters

Cover Photo by Buck Hoeffler.
Recording by Rudy Van Gelder.

Mastered by Bernie Grundman, 2012

This album is a high-resolution digital transfer of material originating from an analogue master source. It may contain noise, distortion or other artifacts, and may also contain audio which is limited in bandwidth or dynamic range, due to the technology available at the time of its production. As such, it is offered as a high-resolution documentation of a historical release.

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