The Big Beat [RVG Edition] - Art Blakey & the Jazz Messengers
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  1. The Chess Players
  2. Sakeena's Vision
  3. Politely
  4. Dat Dere
  5. Lester Left Town
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  1. The Chess Players
  2. Sakeena's Vision
  3. Politely
  4. Dat Dere
  5. Lester Left Town
  6. It's Only a Paper Moon
  7. It's Only a Paper Moon
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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. ...

The Big Beat [RVG Edition] 2005, Blue Note

UPC: 724356380028

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