Art Blakey & The Jazz MessengersMoanin'

Label:Blue Note – 0746568, UMe – 0746568, Blue Note – BST-84003, Blue Note – BST 84003, Blue Note – ST-84003, Blue Note – 84003, UMe – 00602507465681
Series:Blue Note Classic Vinyl Series
Vinyl, LP, Album, Reissue, Stereo, 180g
Style:Hard Bop


Written-ByBobby Timmons
A2Are You Real
A3Along Came Betty
The Drum Thunder (Miniature) Suite
B1.1First Theme: Drum thunder
B1.2Second Theme: Cry A Blue Tear
B1.3Third Theme: Harlem's Disciples
B2Blues March
B3Come Rain Or Come Shine

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Recorded on October 30, 1958.

A Blue Note Records release; Originally released in 1958 on Blue Note records, ©2021 UMG Recordings, Inc. 1750 Vine Street, Hollywood, CA 900028, USA.
Made in Germany. Universal International Music B.V. Gerrit Van Der Veenlaan 4, 3743 DN, Baarn, Netherlands.

Runouts are etched, and Optimal plating markings such as "1 ˅" and "2 ˅" are mirrored.

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Barcode (Text): 6 02507 46568 1
  • Barcode (Scanned): 602507465681
  • Label Code: LC00383
  • Rights Society: BIEM/SDRM
  • Matrix / Runout (Side A label): BNST 84003-A
  • Matrix / Runout (Side B label): BNST 84003-B
  • Matrix / Runout (Side A runout, variant 1): 00602507465681 0746568-A [email protected] BK 14916-01 A1
  • Matrix / Runout (Side B runout, variant 1): 00602507465681 0746568-B [email protected] BK 14916-01 B1
  • Matrix / Runout (Side A runout, variant 2): 00602507465681 0746568-A [email protected] BK 14916-01 A1 2 ˅
  • Matrix / Runout (Side B runout, variant 2): 00602507465681 0746568-B [email protected] BK 14916-01 B1 1 ˅

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Art Blakey And The Jazz Messengers (LP, Album, Mono)Blue Note, Blue Note4003, BLP 4003US1958
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Art Blakey And The Jazz Messengers (LP, Album, Repress, Mono, Deep Groove)Blue Note, Blue Note4003, BLP 4003US1960
  • arnaud73's avatar
    My copy arrived today. Copy looks clean. Sounds really amazing, a lively and analog sound.
    Unfortunately side A has lots of non-fill on all tracks and the LP is not flat. I will ask for a replacement.
    • evowhite777's avatar
      Edited one month ago
      Moanin` - Art Blakey & The Jazz Messengers:
      Inner sleeve:4.5
      Turntable used for this review:
      Rega P3:RB880 tonearm,Denon DL110 HOMC,Delrin Platter, Rega Neo, Isoacoustic Orea bronze feet(x3).
      Phono Stage:
      Whest Audio TWO.2 class a dual mono fully balanced phono stage, 50db/47k ohms,HOMC setting.

      This could well be the best Blakey album I own on all fronts,you`ve got clarity,texture,separation & dynamics in bucket loads.
      180g perfectly flat noise free vinyl mastered in AAA from the OG tapes by KPG - PERFECT!
      Highly recommended five stars.
      All my vinyl records are cleaned on a "Project VC-S MK II Record Cleaner" vacuum record cleaning machine.
      • webtv72's avatar
        Edited 2 months ago
        I have a rather decent early Uk reissue already but after reading all the good reviews I picked up a new copy. Upon some quick comparison I think this new copy sounds bit more dynamic and “fresh”, sound stage is bit wider too. Still tiny bit of metallic or “digital sounding”, bass could be bit more weighty too, but overall KG did a great job prolong the freshness of this classic album.
        • robjennings's avatar
          This is my first acquisition from the Blue Note Classic Vinyl Series. I can not compare it to other releases of this same recording but this record sounds exceptionally good. Loads of detail and presence—you really feel connected to the sessions.
          • jamilmac14921763's avatar
            This pressing kicks significant ass and lives up to the sky high Kevin Gray standard. Like many, the only downside was some light surface scratches due to crap factory quality control. Thankfully zero affect on playback on my copy, pristine playback.
            • stanmore's avatar
              Perfect pressing !! Clear dynamic with beautiful lows and highs … and quite cheap !!
              • pokemogumaru's avatar
                Amazing bang for your buck pressing here, don't have the music matters versions, but this sounds really good for around £25
                • paullangdale's avatar
                  This is an absolutely incredible reissue for the price. Lower-cost sleeve in tight shrink, but perfectly flat black wax inside. Low, low noise floor – nearly dead silent. Kevin Gray did a great job with the master. This is a great primary copy for most collectors, especially those without the budget to spend many times the cost of this pressing for a Music Matters or Analogue Productions copy.

                  For those noting the distortion on the piano on A1, that clipping distortion is present on the master tapes and all versions of this release – the result of an enthusiastic Bobby Timmons playing his signature tune. It's the kind of quirk that, IMHO, makes Van Gelder's recordings so authentic.
                  • saltmonkey's avatar
                    Anyone else experience distortion during the piano smashes towards the end of track 1? Is this inherent to the recording or did I just get a bad copy?
                    • undasein's avatar
                      Sounds amazing, flat, quiet, no one click no pop. KG do the job again. Top notch



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