Art Blakey (Oct. 11, 1919 - 1990) was one of the most important drummers and band leaders of modern jazz…
Blakey’s drumming was potent and bold - his leadership of The Jazz Messengers,  an ever-changing line-up of young talented musicians, no less so.  Blakey put hard bop drumming on the map, both within jazz circles and  for a wider audience, through the showcasing of work by, for  instance, Wayne Shorter and Wynton Marsalis…

Art Blakey (Oct. 11, 1919 - 1990) was one of the most important drummers and band leaders of modern jazz…

Blakey’s drumming was potent and bold - his leadership of The Jazz Messengers, an ever-changing line-up of young talented musicians, no less so. Blakey put hard bop drumming on the map, both within jazz circles and for a wider audience, through the showcasing of work by, for instance, Wayne Shorter and Wynton Marsalis…

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