Moanin' was not just a reclamation of jazz music's heritage, but also a celebration of a culture sounds every musician on moanin' can easily do bebop, and sometimes they do just that yet moanin' is more restrained than what you'd find on a charlie parker record this is an album with unabashed melody, and more often than not, it's simple melody.
Art blakey and the jazz messengers - moanin' (1958) personnel: lee morgan (trumpet), benny golson (tenor sax), bobby timmons (piano), jymie merritt (bass), art blakey (drums) from the album. Find a art blakey and the jazz messengers - moanin' first pressing or reissue complete your art blakey and the jazz messengers collection shop vinyl and cds. Moanin' showcases what many consider the jazz messengers at their creative best it is a hard bop dream team: bobby timmins on piano, benny golson on saxophone, lee morgan on trumpet, and jymie merritt on bass.
This is one of art blakey's best albums, and that's saying a lot because bu has had some superb musicians in his jazz messengers on moanin', he's at the top of his game, laying down some solid rhythms behind lee morgan, benny golson, bobby timmons and jymie merritt. Art blakey and the jazz messengers [moanin'], an album by art blakey and the jazz messengers released in january 1959 on blue note (catalog no blp 4003 vinyl lp) genres: hard bop.
Drummer art blakey and his jazz messengers enjoyed one of the most consistently successful careers in the history of modern jazz, and the album moanin' is their most revered masterpiece.
The jazz messengers, in their ever-changing form, but always led by blakey, would cut all their 50’s output on the label it is at that point, through tireless playing and industry alliances, that art blakey began surfacing as more than a reliable percussionist. It is a ‘classic’ one of the very best of all the many recordings made by art blakey and the jazz messengers and, indeed, one of the most accomplished of all ‘hard bop’ recordings it alone is more than worth the modest price at which this avid reissue of four albums sells. This is one of art blakey's best albums, and that's saying a lot because bu has had some superb musicians in his jazz messengers on moanin', he's at the top of his game, laying down some solid rhythms behind lee morgan, benny golson, bobby timmons and jymie merritt blakey shines on the drum thunder suite and blues march, both written by golson.