The Jazz Messengers & Art Blakey - Moanin'
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1959 Ratings: #3
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January 1959 / Release Date
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Blue Note / Label
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Tristan
90

"So go on and play, and if you make a mistake, make it loud so you won't make it next time."
-Art Blakey

Art Blakey is a powerful name in the world of jazz.
Anyone who knows a decent bit about the genre will likely know the name well. Blakey was a leader, an innovator, and a legend. One of the most important figures in jazz as a whole, and without a doubt one of the greatest percussionists to ever live. Co-founding The Jazz Messengers in the mid-50s with Horace Silver (another hard ... read more

CLJesse
65

[MY10 CHALLENGE: DAY 13]

**@MickyT's 100**

Jazz go like *djshkjghdjhfsgkjhfdsgjhdkfhgkdjf*

Okay I'm just gonna make this really quick because I don't have anything particularly interesting to say. This is a really solid and well played jazz record, I just didn't have that strong of a reaction to it. Moanin' is by no means a boring release, but it didn't hit me too hard.

Doublez
96

The History of the Albums - n°90

Although there may be debate, in addition to being one of the best Jazz drummers (see for me the best), Art Blakey can above all be considered as one of the best all genres combined in the history of music. In addition to having had an impact by innovating in several areas on his instrument, with his own techniques, he had an aggressive, almighty and thunderous style, totally out of the ordinary. Today it is a logical reference for many great drummers. He ... read more

mike_drop
80

First jazz review! Thank you @Tristan for the recommendation!

I have not listen to much jazz. Well, to be precise, the only other jazz album I've listened to in its' entirety is Miles Davis' "Kind of Blue", a record that I liked but felt underwhelmed by. So, I went to the jazz master himself (@Tristan - Thanks again!) for some recommendations, and he gave me this album. And man oh man is this shit good.

Contrary to "Kind of Blue", "Moanin'" is a much more busy ... read more

Tristan
90

"So go on and play, and if you make a mistake, make it loud so you won't make it next time."
-Art Blakey

Art Blakey is a powerful name in the world of jazz.
Anyone who knows a decent bit about the genre will likely know the name well. Blakey was a leader, an innovator, and a legend. One of the most important figures in jazz as a whole, and without a doubt one of the greatest percussionists to ever live. Co-founding The Jazz Messengers in the mid-50s with Horace Silver (another hard ... read more

oernenfilthy
91

I moaned

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Track List

  1. Moanin'
  2. Are You Real
  3. Along Came Betty
  4. The Drum Thunder (Miniature) Suite
  5. First Theme: Drum Thunder
  6. Second Theme: Cry A Blue Tear
  7. Third Theme: Harlem's Disciples
  8. Blues March
  9. Come Rain Or Come Shine
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Added on: October 22, 2015