Moanin': Portrait of Art Blakey

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Moanin': Portrait of Art Blakey
Studio album by New York Rhythm Machine
Recorded October 19, 1992
Studio Sear Sound, New York City
Genre Jazz
Label Venus
John Hicks chronology
Blues March: Portrait of Art Blakey
(1992)
Moanin': Portrait of Art Blakey
(1992)
Beyond Expectations
(1993)

Moanin': Portrait of Art Blakey is an album by the New York Rhythm Machine, led by pianist John Hicks.

Background[edit]

Pianist John Hicks was part of Art Blakey's band for two years from 1964.[1][2] Blakey died in 1990.[3]

Recording and music[edit]

The album was recorded at Sear Sound, New York City, on October 19, 1992.[4] The musicians were Hicks, bassist Marcus McLaurine, and drummer Victor Lewis.[4]

Releases[edit]

Moanin': Portrait of Art Blakey was released by Venus Records.[4] Venus later issued a CD with the same title, crediting it to Hicks as leader; it contained six tracks, that combined some from the original release and some from Blues March: Portrait of Art Blakey.[4][5]

Track listing[edit]

  1. "Moanin'"
  2. "Nica's Dream"
  3. "'Round Midnight"
  4. "Caravan"
  5. "I Remember Clifford"
  6. "No Problem – 2"

Personnel[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Ankeny, Jason "Artist Biography". AllMusic. Retrieved November 7, 2016.
  2. ^ Vacher, Peter (May 12, 2006) "John Hicks". The Guardian.
  3. ^ Watrous, Peter (October 17, 1990). "Art Blakey, Jazz Great, Is Dead; A Drummer and Band Leader, 71". The New York Times. 
  4. ^ a b c d "New York Rhythm Machine Catalog". jazzdisco.org. Retrieved July 30, 2017.
  5. ^ John Hicks "Moanin': Portrait of Art Blakey". Venus Records. VHCD-78179.