The Big Beat (Art Blakey album)

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search
The Big Beat
Art big beat.jpg
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
Paris Jam Session
(1959)Paris Jam Session1959
The Big Beat
Like Someone in Love
(1960)Like Someone in Love1960
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4/5 stars [1]
The Rolling Stone Jazz Record Guide 4/5 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



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