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BLAKEY, Art.

Art Blakey and the Jazz Messengers: The Big Beat.

New York: Blue Note, c. 1965 Stock Code: 144396
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Signed boldly by the great drummer across light area of front cover, "Art Blakey 3/25/81", the year in which he was inducted into the Downbeat Hall of Fame.

The Big Beat, recorded in March 1960, features Lee Morgan, Wayne Shorter (making his studio debut with the band), Bobby Timmons, and Jymie Merritt. Perhaps the outstanding track here is Timmons's "Dat Dere", to which Oscar Brown Jr. later added lyrics; although there's an nice take on that old warhorse "It's Only a Paper Moon", on which Morgan leads inventively, followed by Shorter (showing his indebtedness to Trane), before the trumpeter returns for a pungent solo.

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Description

12-inch vinyl LP (Blue Note BLP-4029 / 84029), new plain paper sleeve (original sleeve also present), original album cover; later pressing of disc with United Artists name on label, album cover bearing Liberty Records slug on back, dating this issue to after 1965 when Liberty acquired Blue Note.

Condition

Neat ownership inscription in red marker pen at head of back cover (dated 30.8.79) and annotation of date of recording. A little creasing to corners and slight wear to spine of album cover, otherwise very good; discs in excellent condition.

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