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Moanin’ (Live)

Art Blakey’s Jazz Messengers

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October 11, 1919 – October 16, 1990

Composed by Bobby Timmons, this live recording’s pianist, “Moanin’” is a 1950s track that has since become a jazz standard. At a time when bop was starting to take off – and fusion was just around the corner – artists like Timmons and bassist Charles Mingus (not in the Jazz Messengers were using this kind of sound to take jazz back to its roots.

Personnel:

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