Art Blakey and The Jazz Messengers - Moanin' - 180G Reissue Remastered Vinyl LP
Release Date: 09 April 2021
180G Audiophile Vinyl LP
Mastered from the original analogue tapes
Blue Note Classic Vinyl Series
This is truly one of the great classics of hard bop, with drummer Art Blakey leading arguably his greatest Jazz Messengers lineup through a driving program that never lets up. Tenor saxophonist Benny Golson (whose composition Along Came Betty is heard here, subsequently becoming a jazz classic), brilliant trumpeter Lee Morgan, and funky pianist Bobby Timmons (who wrote the hit title cut) each take some of the best solos of their great careers, and Blakey was never greater. No jazz record collection should be without this disc. It remains one of the premier items in Blue Note's catalog, and rightfully so.
This Blue Note Classic Vinyl Edition is all-analog, mastered by Kevin Gray from the original master tapes, and pressed on 180 gram vinyl at Optimal.
A2 Are You Real
A3 Along Came Betty
B1 The Drum Thunder (Miniature) Suite
B2 Blues March
B3 Come Rain Or Come Shine