I ran into Art Blakey and the Jazz Messengers' "Moanin'" and that was it. There I was, innocently thinking it about time to check in on Tibbles over at Time Goes By. His full name is Peter Tibbles, but I like referring to him as Tibbles. Sounds more mysterious. Like some sort of shadowy figure, lurking, slipping you cool shit on the sly. But he's not like that, well he sorta is, he does slip you the cool shit, but not in the way you're used to. Time Goes By is a snarky free site, for seniors. Really. Total hipster repellent. But, Tibbles, the man has taste, and is well versed in all types of music. He'll have a post about full-on old fart gold, and then a post about Willie DeVille that is more comprehensive in it's song samples than any I've come across.
Blakey's "Moanin'",the original nine and a half minute version, was on a post I happened to check. The post had several other versions, along with Dave Brubeck Quartet's "Time Out", and several of other versions of it too. That was it, or so I thought. Then, when looking for a Blakey image, I ran into the one above, with him and Milt Jackson. Cool, eh? Enough so that I went looking for Milt Jackson, and I knew just where to find him, at Groove Addict. You can see where this is going. No U-turns tonight.
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Art Blakey and the Jazz Messengers - Moanin' mp3 at Time Goes By
Milt Jackson with the Ray Brown Big Band - Braddok Breakdown mp3 at Groove Addict
More versions of Moanin' (and Take Five) at Time Goes By
More Milt Jackson at Groove Merchant