The Big Beat (Art Blakey album)

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The Big Beat
Studio album by Art Blakey and the Jazz Messengers
Released 1960
Recorded March 6, 1960
Van Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs
Genre Jazz
Length 47:49
Label Blue Note
BST 84029
Producer Alfred Lion
Art Blakey and the Jazz Messengers chronology
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(1959)
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(1960)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4/5 stars [1]

The Big Beat is an album by Art Blakey and his group The Jazz Messengers recorded on March 6, 1960 and released on the Blue Note label. It features performances by Blakey with Lee Morgan, Wayne Shorter, Bobby Timmons, and Jymie Merritt.

Track listing[edit]

  1. "The Chess Players" (Shorter) - 9:31
  2. "Sakeena's Vision" (Shorter) - 6:04
  3. "Politely" (Hardman) - 6:04
  4. "Dat Dere" (Timmons) - 8:47
  5. "Lester Left Town" (Shorter) - 6:26
  6. "It's Only a Paper Moon" (Arlen, Harburg, Rose) - 6:38
  7. "It's Only a Paper Moon" [Alternate Take] - 6:19 Bonus track on CD

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