Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Art Blakey - Moanin'


This 1959 album by Art Blakey and the Jazz Messengers is one of his best. One of my favorites is "The Drum Thunder Suite". The album also has "Moanin'", "Are You Real?", "Along Came Betty", "Blues March", and "Come Rain or Come Shine". Lee Morgan - trumpet, Benny Golson - tenor saxophone, Bobby Timmons - piano, Jymie Merritt - bass, and Art Blakey - drums. Moanin' is one of the best 50s hard bop albums. I also like his Orgy in Rhythm album.

Art Blakey - Orgy in Rhythm

Orgy in Rhythm

Art Blakey's 1957 Orgy in Rhythm, is a very different sounding jazz album. It is played with mostly percussion instruments; like the drums and timpani. Other instruments like the flute are also here. The album has "Buhaina Chant", "Ya Ya", "Toffi", "Split Skins", "Amuck", "Elephant Walk", "Come Out and Meet Me Tonight", and "Abdallah's Delight". The album has many musicians, including Art Blakey on drums. I also like his Moanin' album.

Monday, November 14, 2011

The Crests songs

I listed some 50s songs I like by The Crests. They are all on my must hear 50s songs list.

Sixteen Candles
The Angels Listened In