Art Blakey and the Jazz Messengers - Moanin' (FLAC+CUE)
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This is a particularly obscure live set by Art Blakey's Jazz Messengers, one not even listed in most discographies. The 1968 edition of Blakey's band was a strong if underrated unit consisting of the drummer/leader, trumpeter Bill Hardman, trombonist Julian Priester, tenor saxophonist Billy Harper, pianist Ronnie Mathews and bassist Lawrence Evans. This CD is well-recorded and is highlighted by "Slide's Delight," Harper's ballad feature on "You Don't Know What Love Is," and a spirited remake of "Moanin."
Art Blakey and the Jazz Messengers
Lee Morgan (tp) Benny Golson (ts) Bobby Timmons (p) Jymie Merritt (b) Art Blakey (d)
Rudy Van Gelder Studio, Hackensack, NJ, October 30, 1958
01 Warm-Up and Dialogue Between Lee and Rudy
03 Are You Real
04 Along Came Betty
05 The Drum Thunder Suite
06 Blues March
07 Come Rain or Come Shine
08 Moanin' (Alternate Take)