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Art Blakey & The Jazz Messangers - Moanin Vinyl LP New 2017

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Cat no. JIM37001
Track Listing

1. 01 MOANIN'
2. 02 ARE YOU REAL
3. 03 ALONG CAME BETTY
4. 04 THE DRUM THUNDER (MINIATURE) SUITE
5. 05 BLUES MARCH
6. 06 COME RAIN OR COME SHINE

Moanin was Art 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. The first choice had been to have the LP self-titled, but the instant popularity of Bobby Timmons Moanin , which was the album s first track, led to it being given that title. The session racks up a self-challenging achievement , wrote Leonard Feather, by starting right out with a climax, for it would be difficult to improve on the groove established by Bobby Timmons composition Moanin . Michael G. Nastos gave the album a five-star rating in All Music Guide, stating that 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.