Contains new specially prepared liner notes by PENGUIN GUIDE TO JAZZ’s writer BRIAN MORTON and by Paris’ prestigious JAZZ MAGAZINE
INCLUDES 4 BONUS TRACKS
5 STARTS ALL MUSIC GUIDE
“Blakey’s loud, hard-playing, with his accented off-beats and inimitable high-hat snap is one of the core sounds of the music. Even at its unsubtlest, and he could be cheerfully unsubtle when he chose, it is unignorable, too. Moanin’ is the best introduction to his work. Golson wasn’t around long, but he bequeathed two of the band’s greatest themes, ‘Along Came Betty’ and ‘Blues March’, as well as the peerless ‘I Remember Clifford’, performed live in Paris as the group entered its pomp.” PENGUIN GUIDE TO JAZZ
“Of all the albums recorded by this indispensable formation, Moanin’ is, without doubt, the most emblematic of a sonority that became the matrix of modern jazz. Because of the themes played in unison by Benny Golson and Lee Morgan, Bobby Timmons’ ‘churchy’ piano, Jymie Merritt’s feline bass lines, and Art Blakey’s drums, sounding as big as a whole orchestra and showcasing the constant swing of his cymbals, this is, more than the sound of a great group, the true essence of the golden era of jazz.” JAZZ MAGAZINE
Art Blakey, drums & leader
Lee Morgan, trumpet
Benny Golson, tenor sax
Bobby Timmons, piano
Jymie Merritt, bass
Hackensack, New Jersey, October 30, 1958.
(*) BONUS TRACKS [7-10]: Same personnel.
Live at the Olympia, Paris, France, November 22 [7-8] & December 17 [9-10], 1958.
02. ARE YOU REAL?
03. ALONG CAME BETTY
04. THE DRUM THUNDER SUITE
05. BLUES MARCH
06. COME RAIN OR COME SHINE
07. I REMEMBER CLIFFORD [Live] (*)
08. ARE YOU REAL? [Live] (*)
09. MOANIN’ [Live] (Bobby Timmons) (*)
10. WHISPER NOT [Live] (*)
TOTAL TIME: 77:37 min.
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