Art Blakey & Lee Morgan – 1960 – The Big Beat – 01 The Chess Players

Lee Morgan, Trumpet
Wayne Shorter, Tenor Sax
Bobby Timmons, Piano
Jymie Merritt, Bass
Art Blakey, Drums

1 The Chess Players 9:31 (Wayne Shorter)
2 Sakeena’S Vision 6:02 (Wayne Shorter)
3 Politely 6:01 (Bill Hardman)
4 Dat Dere 8:44 (Bobby Timmons)
5 Lester Left Town 6:23 (Wayne Shorter)
6 It’S Only A Paper Moon 6:36 (Arlen-Harburg-Rose)
7 It’S Only A Paper Moon* 6:18 (Alternate Take)

Originally recorded by Rudy Van Gelder on March 6, 1960 by Rudy Van Gelder at the Van Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs, New Jersey


  1. RIP Wayne Shorter!! My hero and biggest influence.

  2. One of my favorite albums of the Jazz Messangers; thanks for the upload

  3. Split second timing as ART would say!!!! #SWINGIN🎶🎼🎵🎷🎹🎺📀🔥🔥🔥

  4. I remember at 17 yrs to borrow my fathers new FM radio to listen to Symphony Sid

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