Moanin’ (Live)

Art Blakey’s Jazz Messengers

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.


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