Art's return

Art Blakey
Page added Aug 1, 2014 Updated Aug 7, 2014

After a two year break, Art Blakey returned to Blue Note with an intense session for the Jazz Messengers' 1964 album 'Free For All'.

Also on Jazztrack... The music of Duke Ellington: from the man himself with John Coltrane as well as his 1940's recording of his Black, Brown and Beige suite.

Plus the Australian composer Don Banks and his groundbreaking Nexus features as well as violinist Christian Howes who is about to visit Australia.

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Aug 2, 2014. 5:05pm - 7:00pm
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Artist Biography


Art Blakey (Arthur Blakey; October 11, 1919 - October 16, 1990) was an American jazz drummer and bandleader. He was known as Abdullah Ibn Buhaina after he became a Muslim. Blakey made a name for himself in the 1940s in the big bands of Fletcher Henderson and Billy Eckstine. He worked with bebop musicians Thelonious Monk, Charlie Parker and Dizzy Gillespie. In the mid-1950s Horace Silver and...

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