Includes 20-Page Booklet + 4 Bonus Tracks
PENGUIN GUIDE TO JAZZ
“Of all the albums recorded by this indispensable formation, Moanin’ is without doubt the most emblematic of a sonority that became the matrix of modern jazz. Because of the themes played in unison by Benny Golson and Lee Morgan, Bobby Timmons’ ‘churchy’ piano, Jymie Merritt’s feline bass lines, and Art Blakey’s drums, sounding as big as a whole orchestra and showcasing the constant swing of his cymbals, this is, more than the sound of a great group, the true essence of the golden era of jazz.”
01 MOANIN’ (Bobby Timmons) 9:34
02 ARE YOU REAL? (Benny Golson) 4:50
03 ALONG CAME BETTY (Benny Golson) 6:11
04 THE DRUM THUNDER SUITE (Benny Golson) 7:35
05 BLUES MARCH (Benny Golson) 6:17
06 COME RAIN OR COME SHINE (Harold Arlen-Johnny Mercer) 5:47
07 I REMEMBER CLIFFORD [Live] (Benny Golson) 5:43*
08 ARE YOU REAL? [Live] (Benny Golson) 10:27*
09 MOANIN’ [Live] (Bobby Timmons) 13:38*
10 WHISPER NOT [Live] (Benny Golson) 7:31*
ART BLAKEY, drums & leader
LEE MORGAN, trumpet
BENNY GOLSON, tenor sax
BOBBY TIMMONS, piano
JYMIE MERRITT, bass
Hackensack, New Jersey, October 30, 1958.
Original session recorded by Rudy Van Gelder & produced by Alfred Lion.
*BONUS TRACKS (7-10): Same personnel.
Live at the Olympia, Paris, France, November 22 (tracks 7-8) & December 17 (tracks 9-10), 1958.