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Art Blakey's 1960 hard bop classic 'The Big Beat' introduced one of the greatest line-ups of The Jazz Messengers with the legendary drummer joined by trumpeter Lee Morgan, tenor saxophonist Wayne Shorter, pianist Bobby Timmons, and bassist Jymie Merritt. Three of the six tunes here were composed by Shorter including 'Lester Left Town', but the album is best-known for an unforgettable version of Timmons' enduring hit 'Dat Dere'.

Track Listing:
1. The Chess Players - Art Blakey & The Jazz Messengers
2. Sakeena's Vision - Art Blakey & The Jazz Messengers
3. Politely - Art Blakey & The Jazz Messengers
4. Dat Dere - Art Blakey & The Jazz Messengers
5. Lester Left Town - Art Blakey & The Jazz Messengers
6. It's Only a Paper Moon - Art Blakey & The Jazz Messengers

Year of Production: 1960

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