This song, Moanin’ by Mingus, is the kind of song that we used to play in the Jazz Ensemble. Now having moved on to the Big Band, I will miss these kind of songs. And when you add Jimmy Smith to the mix, all I can say is, “Smokin’!”

JB and Greg, you catching the killer sax section in the back, especially the bari sax?  :o)

About Gandalfe

Just an itinerant saxophonist trying to find life between the changes. I have retired from the Corps of Engineers and Microsoft. I am an admin on the Woodwind Forum, run the Seattle Solid GOLD Big Band (formerly the Microsoft Jumpin' Jive Orchestra), and enjoy time with family and friends.
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4 Responses to Moanin’

  1. Beth says:

    Very nice!

  2. kitten says:

    Getting ready for slumber I poured a glass of burgundy sipped slow while I enjoyed this song your right darling Smokin!  Sweet Post.  Kisses and Hugs Catherine

  3. Hey Jim,
    Played Moanin at a jam session last night, didn’t know the tune too well, but I had heard it a number of times so it worked out all right. The youtube video on this page has been banned or something though, might want to get a new version. And Jimmy Smith is awesome, love his recordings, esp. the ones with Stanley Turrentine.

  4. Gandalfe says:

    Fixed. Thanks Neal.

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