Moanin’ (2CD SET)

Artist: Art Blakey & The Jazz Messengers
Format: 2CD
Bar-code: 5060143493447
Cat No: NOT2CD344


Although the great Art Blakey virtually started his professional life as a bandleader, it’s interesting to note that, at that juncture, he was not a drummer but a piano player. Once bitten by the drumming bug, however, it was clear where his future lay. This two disc set offers ‘Moanin” and ‘Orgy In rhythm’, two albums originally released on the Blue Note label which offer an insight into just why Art Blakey will always be regarded as a master drummer.

CD 1: Moanin’

1. Moanin'(9:30)
2. Are You Real? (4:47)
3. Along Came Betty (6:08)
4. The Drum Thunder (Miniature) Suite (7:30)
5. Blues March (6:13)
6. Come Rain Or Come Shine (5:45)

CD 2: Orgy In Rhythm

1. Buhaina Chant (10:30)
2. Ya Ya (7:06)
3. Toffi (12:20)
4. Split Skins (8:58)
5. Amuck (6:49)
6. Elephant Walk (6:56)
7. Come Out And Meet Me Tonight (5:43)
8. Abdallah’s Delight (9:46)