Art Blakey & The Jazz Messengers – Moanin’ (1958/2013)
FLAC (tracks) 24 bit/192 kHz | Time – 40:06 minutes | 1,73 GB | Genre: Jazz
Studio Masters, Official Digital Download – Source: HDTracks | Digital Booklet | @ Blue Note Records
The album is accompanied by its original sleeve notes plus additional photos and newly-written package essays.
“In preparing these hi def remasters, we were very conscientious about maintaining the feel of the original releases while adding a previously unattainable transparency and depth. It now sounds like you’ve set up your chaise lounge right in the middle of Rudy Van Gelder’s studio!” -Blue Note President, Don Was.
Recorded October 30, 1958 in Rudy Van Gelder Studio, Hackensack, NJ
Originally issued as Blue Note BLP 4003
Moanin’ is the seminal hard-bop masterpiece by Art Blakey & The Jazz Messengers. It features arguably the band’s finest lineup, which includes Lee Morgan, Benny Golson, Bobby Timmons and Jymie Merritt. The musicians display uncanny chemistry and deliver breathtaking solos. The work includes the timeless jazz classics: “Moanin’,” “Along Came Betty” and “Blues March.”Moanin’ is a pivotal addition to jazz history and a must-have for any jazz collection.
01 – Moanin’
02 – Are You Real
03 – Along Came Betty
04 – The Drum Thunder Suite
05 – Blues March
06 – Come Rain or Come Shine
Lee Morgan – trumpet
Benny Golson – tenor sax
Bobby Timmons – piano
Jymie Merritt – bass
Art Blakey – drums