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I recently started taking an online Jazz Appreciation course in hopes of gaining some more cultural perspective into the magic of music. I’ve encountered several masterpieces but the one that’s really stuck with me is Art Blakey and the Jazz Messengers’ Moanin’.


387: January 22nd, 2015

Song:  Moanin’
Artist:  Charles Mingus
Album:  Blues & Roots (1960)

I’m a big fan of what little of Mingus’ extensive discography I’ve been exposed to and today I stumbled upon a live performance of “Moanin'”, a track from Mingus’ (1960) album, Blues & Roots, which I’d never heard before. 9 more words


Art Blakey - moanin'

This cover photo of Buck Hoeffler is as simple and effective as you can get. But this is how i like my jazz-album covers the most: just the head or sometimes torse of the cat, maybe holding his horn or (even preferrable) smoking his pipe. 107 more words

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You were in my daytime dreams

As private as the nighttime seems

Though you are a mere tunnel away

This is where I remain and stay… 29 more words

Amber Rae

Saturday Night Tunes: Moanin'

I’m kind of rushing to schedule this one before a busy evening, but tonight let’s listen to another hard bop classic, Moanin’ by Art Blakey and the Jazz Messengers. 332 more words

High Culture

Moanin' at Montreux: The Fruits of Practice

Tasty! This is what lots of practice sounds like. Moanin‘ by Bobby Timmons (lyrics by Joe Hendricks). Here’s the album on Amazon. Thanks, Mike for turning me on to this version! 68 more words

Master Musicians

Art Blakey - Moanin'

Moanin’ was released in 1959 under Blue Note records.  Blakey is on drums, Lee Morgan is on trumpet, Benny Golson is on tenor saxophone, Bobby Timmons is on piano, and Jymie Merritt is on piano. 265 more words