Big Beat [RVG Edition]

The Big Beat [RVG Edition]

by Art Blakey & the Jazz Messengers
     
 

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Perhaps the best-known and most loved of Art Blakey's works, The Big Beat is 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. Here, Blakey combines his rhythm with tenor saxophonist Wayne Shorter's brilliant composing to make what could only

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Perhaps the best-known and most loved of Art Blakey's works, The Big Beat is 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. Here, Blakey combines his rhythm with tenor saxophonist Wayne Shorter's brilliant composing to make what could only be termed a "structurally raw" album. Each track rips through bebop as quickly as Blakey ripped through drum heads. "Dat Dere" and "Lester Left Town" stand out as true canons for hot jazz. Two alternate versions of "It's Only a Paper Moon" round out the album, both brimming with the fluid integrity of the song and the drive only Blakey could provide. As one of the few drummers to step out and lead, not just play backup, Art Blakey created a true jazz treasure in The Big Beat

Product Details

Release Date:
07/19/2005
Label:
Blue Note Records
UPC:
0724356380028
catalogNumber:
63800
Rank:
42928

Tracks

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Art Blakey & the Jazz Messengers   Primary Artist
Lee Morgan   Trumpet
Wayne Shorter   Tenor Saxophone
Bobby Timmons   Piano
Jymie Merritt   Bass
Art Blakey   Drums

Technical Credits

Bill Hardman   Composer
Wayne Shorter   Composer
Bobby Timmons   Composer
Harold Arlen   Composer
Art Blakey   Composer
Michael Cuscuna   Reissue Producer
Rudy Van Gelder   Engineer
E.Y. "Yip" Harburg   Composer
Nat Hentoff   Liner Notes
Alfred Lion   Producer,Audio Production
Francis Wolff   Cover Photo
Bob Blumenthal   Liner Notes
Reid Miles   Cover Design
Billy Rose   Composer
Michael Coland   Art Direction

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