Posted: Saturday, 15 March 2008 by jazzlover in Etykiety: , , ,

The third version of Art Blakey's Jazz Messengers debuted with this stunning album. Tenor saxophonist Benny Golson helped give the quintet its own personality with his compositions and arrangements (contributing "Blues March," "Along Came Betty," "Are You Real," and "The Drum Thunder Suite" to this set), 20-year-old trumpeter Lee Morgan quickly emerged as a powerful soloist and the funky pianist Bobby Timmons' "Moanin'" became the Messengers' first real hit. This classic album, a major influence on hard bop, is highly recommended.
:::By Scott Yanow:::

Art Blakey & The Jazz Messengers - Moanin' (1959)

1. Moanin' (9:30)
2. Are You Real (4:45)
3. Along Came Betty (6:09)
4. The Drum Thunder Suite (7:15)
5. Blues March (6:53)
6. Come Rain Or Come Shine (5:45)
7. Moanin' (Alternate Take) (9:21)

Artwork By [Cover Photo] - Buck Hoeffler
Bass - Jymie Merritt
Drums - Art Blakey
Other [Digital Transfer] - Ron McMaster
Other [Reissue Producer] - Michael Cuscuna
Piano - Bobby Timmons
Producer - Alfred Lion
Recorded By - Rudy Van Gelder , Rudy Van Gelder
Saxophone [Tenor] - Benny Golson
Trumpet - Lee Morgan

Recorded on October 30, 1958.
Moanin' [RVG Edition] [Bonus Tracks], [Remastered], 1999
Label: Blue Note
Catalog#: 7243 4 95324 2 7

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