Big Brass

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Big Brass
Big Brass.jpg
Studio album by
RecordedNovember 25, 1960
StudioNola Penthouse Studio, New York City
CJS 9011
ProducerNat Hentoff
Benny Bailey chronology
Quincy - Here We Come
Big Brass
Midnight in Europe

Big Brass is an album by trumpeter Benny Bailey featuring performances recorded in late 1960 and originally released on the Candid label.[1][2]


Professional ratings
Review scores
Allmusic4.5/5 stars[3]

Ken Dryden of Allmusic says, "Big Brass marks one of trumpeter Benny Bailey's earliest efforts as a leader, but it is also one of the best releases of his career. ...The entire session has a relaxed air, as if old friends got together to play some well-rehearsed material, so it is warmly recommended".[3]

Track listing[edit]

  1. "Hard Sock Dance" (Quincy Jones) - 5:47
  2. "Alison" (Hale Smith) - 6:46
  3. "Tipsy" (Oliver Nelson) - 6:54
  4. "Please Say Yes" (Tom McIntosh) - 5:58
  5. "A Kiss to Build a Dream On" (Bert Kalmar, Harry Ruby, Oscar Hammerstein II) - 8:03
  6. "Maud's Mood" (Benny Bailey) - 6:25



  1. ^ Edwards, D., & Callahan, M., Candid Records discography accessed October 19, 2015
  2. ^ Jazzlists Candid Label Discography, accessed October 19, 2015
  3. ^ a b Dryden, Ken. Big Brass – Review at AllMusic. Retrieved October 19, 2015.