Moanin' is a jazz album by Art Blakey and the Jazz Messengers recorded in 1958 for the Blue Note label and released in 1959. This was Blakey's first album for Blue Note in several years, after a period of recording for a miscellany of labels, and marked both a homecoming and a fresh start. Originally the LP was self-titled, but the instant popularity of the bluesy opening track "Moanin'" (by pianist Bobby Timmons) led to its becoming known by that title.
The Jazz Messengers were an influential jazz combo that existed for over thirty-five years beginning in the early 1950s as a collective, and ending when long-time leader and founding drummer Art Blakey died in 1990. Blakey led or co-led the group from the outset. Art Blakey" and "Jazz Messengers" became synonymous over the years, though Blakey did lead non-Messenger recording sessions and played as a sideman for other groups throughout his career.
Album · 1956 · 12 Songs. The End of a Love Affair. Deciphering the Message.
Note for collectors: the 1st original pressing has 47 West 63rd St. address on labels, with no INC. and no ® for trademark under the E on deep grooved labels. The cover is front laminated with no INC. on the back. In the dead wax: the "ear" or "P" symbol for Plastylite must be hand-etched, RVG is stamped. The 2nd pressing is the same, but it has the INC. on the back-cover and on the deep grooved labels.
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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 . 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.
|B1||You Don't Know What Love Is|
|B2||I Hear A Rhapsody|
|B3||Gee Baby, Ain't I Good To You|
- Bass – Jymie Merritt
- Drums – Art Blakey
- Liner Notes – Dick Katz
- Piano – Robert H. Timmons*
- Tenor Saxophone – Wayne Shorter
- Trombone – Curtis Fuller
- Trumpet – Lee Morgan
NotesGerman Philips release of Art Blakey And The Jazz Messengers* - !!!!! Impulse! Art Blakey! Jazz Messengers! !!!!!
Barcode and Other Identifiers
- Rights Society: PM / GEMA
- Rights Society: GEMA PM PAI
- Matrix / Runout (Side A, stamped): ✶ AA632064 1L Made in Germany
- Matrix / Runout (Side B, stamped): ✶ AA632064 2L Made in Germany
|AS-7||Art Blakey & The Jazz Messengers||Art Blakey & The Jazz Messengers (LP, Album)||Impulse!||AS-7||US||1961|
|IMP 4, IMP4||Art Blakey & The Jazz Messengers||Art Blakey & The Jazz Messengers (LP, Album, Mono)||Impulse!, Vega||IMP 4, IMP4||France||1961|
|A-7, AS-7, none||Art Blakey & The Jazz Messengers||Art Blakey & His Jazz Messengers (LP, RE)||Impulse!, ABC Records||A-7, AS-7, none||US||1972|
|A-7||Art Blakey & The Jazz Messengers||Art Blakey & The Jazz Messengers (LP, Album, Mono)||Impulse!||A-7||Canada||1961|
|AS-7||Art Blakey & The Jazz Messengers||Art Blakey!!!!! Jazz Messengers!!!!! (LP, Album, RE, Gat)||Speakers Corner Records, Impulse!||AS-7||Germany||2013|