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martes, 14 de junio de 2016

¡Qué dos versiones de 'Moanin''!

Cartorce minutos en directo: Art Blakey y sus Jazz Messengers. Una gozada.

"Moanin'" was written by pianist Bobby Timmons, who was a member of Art Blakey's Jazz Messengers when they recorded it in 1958. His fellow Messengers, in addition to Blakey, were bassist Jymie Merritt, tenor saxophonist Benny Golson, and trumpeter Lee Morgan, who virtually stole the show with his bold, swaggering solo. Then again, the song was rather designed for him to do that. Timmons clearly wrote the swinging piece with the intention of spotlighting the strengths of each member by letting them ride on a fairly soulful hard bop groove. Since Blakey never really emphasized soul in his groups, preferring to keep the groove fairly intense and straightforward, the funk is implied rather than stated outright. This may not have been Timmons' intention, since he does play the song with funky flair, but the implied groove fits Morgan perfectly, because he always remained intense, even on a groove. That's certainly the situation here, as he plays bluesy, expressive phrases that remain tight and concentrated, even as he "moans" them. The result is electric -- a wonderful tension between a nearly soulful groove and tight, focused hard bop. (All Music)

Y con letra de Jon Hendricks, esta versión del trío vocal Lambert, Hendicks & Ross.


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