AAA 100% Analogue This LP was Remastered using Pure Analogue Components Only from the Master Tapes through to the Cutting Head
Blue Note Classic - ST-84003 - 180 Gram Virgin Vinyl
Mastered by Kevin Gray at Cohearent Audio
AAA 100% Analogue - Limited Edition - Audiophile Mastering - Pressed at Optimal
Mastered By Kevin Gray From Original Master Tapes!
More than any other album in the canon of Art Blakey & The Jazz Messengers, 1958's Moanin' - featuring the great drummer with trumpeter Lee Morgan, tenor saxophonist Benny Golson, pianist Bobby Timmons, and bassist Jymie Merritt - was the perfect crystallization of the band's bluesy, soulful sound, and it still stands today as perhaps the most quintessential hard bop recording of all-time. Originally self-titled, the album was later renamed Moanin' due to the popularity of Timmons's unforgettable opening track. The album also introduced several indelible Golson compositions that would become standards of the jazz songbook including "Along Came Betty" and "Blues March."
This Blue Note Classic Vinyl Edition is all-analog, mastered by Kevin Gray from the original master tapes, and pressed on 180g vinyl at Optimal.
Blue Note is proud to present the Blue Note Classic Vinyl Reissue Series, a continuation of their acclaimed Blue Note 80 Vinyl Reissue Series which was launched in celebration of their 80th anniversary in 2019. The Classic Series will once again feature all-analog 180g vinyl pressings in standard packaging that are mastered by Kevin Gray directly from the original master tapes and manufactured at Optimal in Germany.
Certainly a complete and wholly satisfying album, Moanin' ranks with the very best of Blakey and what modern jazz offered in the late '50s and beyond.
Blue Note Classic Vinyl Reissue Series
Mastered by Kevin Gray from original master tapes
Manufactured at Optimal in Germany
Art Blakey drums
Benny Golson tenor saxophone
Jymie Merritt bass
Lee Morgan trumpet
Bobby Timmons piano
Are You Real
Along Came Betty
The Drum Thunder Suite
Come Rain Or Come Shine