The Big Beat (Art Blakey album)

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The Big Beat
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Studio album by
Released1960
RecordedMarch 6, 1960
StudioVan Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs, NJ
GenreJazz
Length47:49
LabelBlue Note
BST 84029
ProducerAlfred Lion
Art Blakey and the Jazz Messengers chronology
Paris Jam Session
(1959)
The Big Beat
(1960)
A Night in Tunisia
(1960)
Professional ratings
Review scores
SourceRating
Allmusic4/5 stars [1]
The Rolling Stone Jazz Record Guide4/5 stars[2]

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

Personnel[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ The Big Beat at AllMusic
  2. ^ Swenson, J., ed. (1985). The Rolling Stone Jazz Record Guide. USA: Random House/Rolling Stone. p. 25. ISBN 0-394-72643-X.