Art Blakey & The Jazz Messengers The Big Beat (Blue Note Classic Vinyl Edition) 180g LP
Art Blakey & The Jazz Messengers The Big Beat (Blue Note Classic Vinyl Edition) 180g LP
Genre: Jazz
Label: Blue Note
Size: 12"
Format: 33RPM,

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Art Blakey & The Jazz Messengers The Big Beat (Blue Note Classic Vinyl Edition) 180g LP

Art Blakey & The Jazz Messengers

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SKU:
UNILP17611
UPC:
602438176113

Blue Note Classic Vinyl Reissue Series!
180g Vinyl LP!
Mastered By Kevin Gray From Original Analog Tapes!
Pressed At Optimal!

The timeless 1960 hard bop classic The Big Beat was the album that first introduced one of the greatest lineups of Art Blakey & The Jazz Messengers to the jazz public with the legendary drummer and bandleader joined by trumpeter Lee Morgan, tenor saxophonist Wayne Shorter, pianist Bobby Timmons, and bassist Jymie Merritt. Shorter was the band's newest member, and it was immediately clear that his presence would steer the group's sound in a new, more modern direction. Three of the album's six pieces were penned by Shorter including the swaggering set opener "The Chess Players," the imaginative "Sakeena's Vision" written for Blakey's young daughter, and the tribute "Lester Left Town" which was dedicated to influential jazz tenor forefather Lester Young. However, it was Timmons' unforgettable gospel-influenced tune "Dat Dere," a suitably soulful follow-up to the band's previous hit "Moanin'," that the album would ultimately become best-known for. This excellent edition of The Jazz Messengers would go on to record a phenomenal run of classic albums including A Night In Tunisia, Like Someone In Love, The Freedom Rider, Roots & Herbs, and The Witch Doctor.

This Blue Note Classic Vinyl Edition is all-analog, mastered by Kevin Gray from the original master tapes, and pressed on 180g vinyl at Optimal.

...[A] testament to the creative progress of one of the best jazz drummers of all time. Now over 40 years old, The Big Beat is as thunderous as ever....a true jazz treasure...
-Christopher Fielder, AllMusic.com, 4/5 stars
The 1960 iteration of the Jazz Messengers was one of the strongest that Blakey had assembled with tenor saxophonist Wayne Shorter getting his first big showcase as a player and composer alongside seasoned musicians like trumpeter Lee Morgan and pianist Bobby Timmons. Shorter rises to the occasion with fantastic tunes like 'The Chess Players' and 'Lester Left Town' that the band absorbs and radiates like gamma rays.
-Robert Ham, Paste Magazine

Features

  • Blue Note Classic Vinyl Reissue Series
  • 180g Vinyl LP
  • All-Analog Pressing
  • Mastered by Kevin Gray at Cohearent Audio from Original Analog Tapes
  • Manufactured at Optimal in Germany

Musicians

Lee Morgan trumpet
Wayne Shorter tenor sax
Bobby Timmons piano
Jymie Merritt bass
Art Blakey drums

Selections

Side A:

  1. The Chess Players
  2. Sakeena's Vision
  3. Politely

Side B:

  1. Dat Dere
  2. Lester Left Town
  3. It's Only A Paper Moon
Description

Blue Note Classic Vinyl Reissue Series!
180g Vinyl LP!
Mastered By Kevin Gray From Original Analog Tapes!
Pressed At Optimal!

The timeless 1960 hard bop classic The Big Beat was the album that first introduced one of the greatest lineups of Art Blakey & The Jazz Messengers to the jazz public with the legendary drummer and bandleader joined by trumpeter Lee Morgan, tenor saxophonist Wayne Shorter, pianist Bobby Timmons, and bassist Jymie Merritt. Shorter was the band's newest member, and it was immediately clear that his presence would steer the group's sound in a new, more modern direction. Three of the album's six pieces were penned by Shorter including the swaggering set opener "The Chess Players," the imaginative "Sakeena's Vision" written for Blakey's young daughter, and the tribute "Lester Left Town" which was dedicated to influential jazz tenor forefather Lester Young. However, it was Timmons' unforgettable gospel-influenced tune "Dat Dere," a suitably soulful follow-up to the band's previous hit "Moanin'," that the album would ultimately become best-known for. This excellent edition of The Jazz Messengers would go on to record a phenomenal run of classic albums including A Night In Tunisia, Like Someone In Love, The Freedom Rider, Roots & Herbs, and The Witch Doctor.

This Blue Note Classic Vinyl Edition is all-analog, mastered by Kevin Gray from the original master tapes, and pressed on 180g vinyl at Optimal.

...[A] testament to the creative progress of one of the best jazz drummers of all time. Now over 40 years old, The Big Beat is as thunderous as ever....a true jazz treasure...
-Christopher Fielder, AllMusic.com, 4/5 stars
The 1960 iteration of the Jazz Messengers was one of the strongest that Blakey had assembled with tenor saxophonist Wayne Shorter getting his first big showcase as a player and composer alongside seasoned musicians like trumpeter Lee Morgan and pianist Bobby Timmons. Shorter rises to the occasion with fantastic tunes like 'The Chess Players' and 'Lester Left Town' that the band absorbs and radiates like gamma rays.
-Robert Ham, Paste Magazine

Features

  • Blue Note Classic Vinyl Reissue Series
  • 180g Vinyl LP
  • All-Analog Pressing
  • Mastered by Kevin Gray at Cohearent Audio from Original Analog Tapes
  • Manufactured at Optimal in Germany

Musicians

Lee Morgan trumpet
Wayne Shorter tenor sax
Bobby Timmons piano
Jymie Merritt bass
Art Blakey drums

Selections

Side A:

  1. The Chess Players
  2. Sakeena's Vision
  3. Politely

Side B:

  1. Dat Dere
  2. Lester Left Town
  3. It's Only A Paper Moon
ISBN
ASSOC
R
Genre
Jazz
If Can Be Discounted
YES
Discontinued
NO
Inventory
13.00
Construct
0
Dropship
0
Record Speed Record Size
12"
Artist
Art Blakey & The Jazz Messengers
Title
The Big Beat
Composer
Additional Artists
Lee Morgan, Wayne Shorter, Bobby Timmons, Jymie Merritt
Record Weight
180G
Record Speed
33RPM
Multi Channel
Stereo
1
Mono
Colored
Picture Disc
1/2 Speed
DMM
Out of Print
Sell Hold/Repressing
Direct to disc
Creation Date
09-23-2021
Release Date
11-17-2021
Scratch & Dent
0
Availability
In Stock
Format
Vinyl
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