Art Blakey & The Jazz Messengers - Moanin' album
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.
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.
He’d taken full control of the Jazz Messengers-a proving ground for immensely talented young guns who would become some of jazz's biggest names-in 1956, a few years after he co-founded the group with pianist Horace Silver. Dominating this session is saxophonist Benny Golson, with an impressive four of the album's six tunes. Along with Moanin’, two of Golson’s charts, Along Came Betty and Blues March, not only became standards in Blakey’s live repertoire but found their way to the heart of the jazz songbook.
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Art Blakey And The Jazz Messengers‘ ‘Moanin’. Moanin’ is a hard bop classic and a major album for Art Blakey and the Jazz messengers that established them as one of jazz’s premier outfits. Published on. October 30, 2018. It was at Rudy Van Gelder’s Studio, Hackensack, New Jersey, on 30 October 1958, that Art Blakey and the Jazz Messengers’s classic album, Moanin’, was made. This is take four, says Rudy Van Gelder just before the band break into pianist Bobby Timmons’s composition and one of the most recognisable themes in jazz. As an opening track ‘Moanin’ is just about as perfect as it gets and has been called one of hard-bop’s signature tunes. The track was so popular it led to Blakey and the Messengers’ eponymous album being referred to as ‘Moanin’’ by almost everybody, and the title stuck.