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Moanin' [Original recording remastered, Extra tracks]

Art Blakey, Art Blakey and the Jazz Messengers Audio CD
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  • Audio CD (3 May 1999)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Format: Original recording remastered, Extra tracks
  • Label: EMI
  • ASIN: B00000I8UF
  • Other Editions: Audio CD  |  Audio Cassette  |  Vinyl  |  MP3 Download
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (20 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 6,035 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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Song TitleArtist Time Price
Listen  1. Warm-up And Dialogue Between Lee And RudyLee Morgan0:350.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  2. Moanin'Art Blakey 9:300.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  3. Are You RealArt Blakey 4:470.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  4. Along Came BettyArt Blakey 6:080.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  5. The Drum Thunder SuiteArt Blakey 7:300.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  6. Blues MarchArt Blakey 6:130.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  7. Come Rain Or Come ShineArt Blakey & The Jazz Messengers 5:450.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  8. Moanin' (Alternate Take)Art Blakey 9:190.99  Buy MP3 

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This is truly one of the great classics of hard bop, with drummer Art Blakey leading arguably his greatest Jazz Messengers line-up through a driving programme that never lets up. Tenor saxophonist Benny Golson (whose composition "Along Came Betty" is heard here, subsequently becoming a jazz classic), brilliant trumpeter Lee Morgan and funky pianist Bobby Timmons (who wrote the hit title track) each take some of the best solos of their great careers and Blakey was never greater. No jazz record collection should be without this disc. It remains one of the premier items in Blue Note's catalogue, and rightfully so. It was issued as part of Blue Note's 1999 60th anniversary celebration, and original session producer Rudy Van Gelder did an excellent job remixing Moanin', adding warmth in the low end and far greater colour across the spectrum. The booklet opens like a gatefold LP with vintage black-and-white photos of the original session. --Skip Heller

Product Description

(1999/EMI) 8 tracks 1958
Medium 1
  1. Spoken Word Before Session Of Moanin'
  2. Moanin'
  3. Are You Real
  4. Along Came Betty
  5. The Drum Thunder Suite
  6. Blues March
  7. Come Rain Or Come Shine
  8. Moanin'

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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
Format:Audio CD|Verified Purchase
Recorded in 1958 by jazz drummer Art Blakey and his Jazz Messengers, this has to be one of the greatest albums ever recorded. From the 9 minute opener Moanin', through the stupendous Drum Thunder Suite to the original album closer Come Rain Or shine, this is a shining example of how jazz should be done.

With Blakey setting the beat with his complex drumming, Lee Morgan blowing a clear and catchy trumpet, and the rest of the group working in harmony, this is a set of great tunes. An odd album in that when you put it on you suddenly find yourself totally drawn into the complex rhythms and before you know it the album is over and you're putting it back on again. Highly addictive, you have been warned! The standout has to be the stupendous Drum Thunder Suite - It's amazing to think that there's only one man pounding the drums, it sounds like 5 or 6 at times!

This Rudy Van Gelder edition is a masterpiece in its own right. The original album has been remastered and remixed. The sound is excellent, with all the instruments coming through clearly. There are two bonus tracks, some studio chatter leading into the opening track, and an alternative take of the masterful Moanin'. Both add to the album.

A five star release of a five star album. Recommended for any lovers of freeform jazz, such as Lee Morgan, Thelonious Monk, Miles Davis and Herbie Hancock. If you like this also check outthe other RVG releases including Like Someone In Love, Night In Tunisia, Free For All and Indestructible.
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17 of 18 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Not Moanin' Anymore 5 Feb 2010
Format:Audio CD
Recorded for Blue Note in October 1958. The quintet comprises of Lee Morgan (trumpet) Benny Golson (tenor), who contributes with many compositions; Bobby Timmons (piano) Jymie Merritt (bass) and Art Blakely (drums) the leader of the Jazz Messengers. The opening track Moanin', a Bobby Timmons composition, is dynamic and powerfully lead in by Blakely after some brief dialogue. It has some highly credible work all round, Timmons especially - the album incidentally closes with an alternate take of the groovy mover. The second track is the poppy number written by Benny Golson, Are You Real? Along Came Betty follows - another Golson composition - who also wrote the next two tracks: The Drum Thunder Suite (a piece with three themes), and Blues March. Highlights include the Drum Thunder Suite, Moanin', and a fine rendition of Come Rain or Come Shine. If you like Blakely and his masterful drumming, then you should really enjoy this ensemble. All round, an incredible funky hard-bop album; one not to miss.
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9 of 10 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Hard bop classic 14 July 2009
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This album is funky. It wears it's influences on it's sleeve. The playing is rooted in blues and gospel. And what playing. This early Jazz Messengers line up featured the feisty trumpet playing of Lee Morgan and marvellously expressive tenor saxophony by Benny Golson driven relentlessly by high priest of hard bop Art Blakey. Plenty of great tunes, my favourites are pianist Bobby Timmons' title track and the band's sensitive reading of "Come rain or come shine" which closes the album.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Great jazz 29 Mar 2013
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As the modern music scene fades increasingly into mediocrity I find I search more for great music from the past. The availability of jazz such as this restores my faith in music.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Genius 5 Jan 2009
By lovemurakami TOP 1000 REVIEWER VINE VOICE
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Every year I look to extend what I listen to within the world of jazz and much to my shame I have overlooked this wonderful album for too long. But now I'm saved, what a fabulous album, this is truly an essential cd for any music lover, and don't make the same mistake as I made, buy it now rather than wait.
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5.0 out of 5 stars A classic! 22 Feb 2013
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This CD is worth the money for just the title track. Bobby Timmons got into the bone marrow with this one. And Lee Morgan's trumpet is terrific. A great band.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Worth it for the title track alone! 23 May 2014
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As soon as you hear the opening bars of 'Moanin' you realise you've been listening to it all your life
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5.0 out of 5 stars Beautiful 3 Mar 2014
Format:Vinyl|Verified Purchase
Beautiful music, great quality vinyl and fast postage at a good price!

A classic piece of Jazz history and mastery.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
Muy bueno
Published 4 days ago by pep
5.0 out of 5 stars Great on-line seller, solved problem immediately.
Product as specified, another great Blue Note recording.
The supplier came up trumps, delivered a replacement immediately as the Post Office mislaid the original. Read more
Published 7 months ago by mbm
5.0 out of 5 stars Every Track A Winner
Moanin' is one of the definitive examples of Hard-Bop. The title track by Bobby Timmons is one of those tunes which manages to be so catchy as to be impossible to forget, it also... Read more
Published 10 months ago by an anonymous enthusiast
4.0 out of 5 stars art blakey and the forgotten music
this album isavery good example of the forgotten music of the nineteen sixties and late fifties. it is a good thing that cds are still available.
Published 11 months ago by ken horton
5.0 out of 5 stars As expected: excellent
A 24bit/192KHz FLAC copy would have been much better, so I'll keep buying a lot less: thank you, music industry! :P
Published 13 months ago by Mario F. M. Santos
4.0 out of 5 stars Modern Jazz or Retro-Jazz?
Used to dig this way back in my wilder days. It's great to be able to enjoy it all again digitally re-mastered.
Published 16 months ago by Don Trainer
5.0 out of 5 stars Blue Note Classic
Two versions of " MOANIN' " from 1958 remastered by Rudy Van Gelder. Classic blue note jazz from the messengers with quality sound. Read more
Published 16 months ago by Malc B.
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent.
Gets played again and again in my car on long journeys. Reminds me of my youth in the 1950's when the "Blues March" track introduced a super daily jazz programme on the... Read more
Published 19 months ago by Dr Johnson
5.0 out of 5 stars Moani' remastered
No home should be without a copy of Art Blakey's Jazz classic disc 'Moanin''. It encapsulates all Blakey's ambitions and intentions and I like it so much that accidentally I have... Read more
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