Art Blakey: Moanin'

Track

Moanin'

Group

Art Blakey and the Jazz Messengers

CD

Moanin’ (Blue Note 95324)

Buy Track

Musicians:

Art Blakey (drums), Lee Morgan (trumpet), Benny Golson (tenor sax), Bobby Timmons (piano), Jymie Merritt (bass).

Recorded: Hackensack, N.J., October 30, 1958

Albumcovermoanin

Rating: 95/100 (learn more)

Although pianist Bobby Timmons composed several well-known and often-played tunes in the funky/soul jazz mode, none became as popular as “Moanin’.” Its infectious backbeat accompanying a simple bluesy melody exerted an instant appeal. This Jazz Messengers version features a brilliant solo by the 20-year old trumpet prodigy Lee Morgan, as well as well-crafted and engaging improvisations by tenorist Benny Golson and Timmons himself. A classic performance.

Reviewer: David Franklin

Other reviews for this track:

If you liked this track, also check out


Related Links

The Dozens: Essential Art Blakey by Eric Novod
The Dozens: The Best of the Art Blakey Alums by Eric Novod


Tags: · ·


Comments are closed.