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The Art of Blakey

Art Blakey
Page added Jan 31, 2013 Updated Feb 15, 2013

On Jazztrack: A 1961 recording from one of the greatest hard-bop bands The Jazz Messengers led by drummer Art Blakey. Read more here.

Also on the program - Chicago trumpeter Mugsy Spanier and one of his classics recorded with his Ragtime Band, Ben Webster and Joe Zawinul together and the Buck Clayton and Earl Hines co-led all star band from 1967 recorded in Paris.

Bandoneon master Dino Saluzzi from his mid 80's collaboration with Charlie Haden and Sydney guitarist Jess Green goes tinkly tinkly on her new release.

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Feb 2, 2013. 5:05pm - 7:00pm
Feb 5, 2013. 2:00pm - 4:00pm
Feb 5, 2013. 9:00pm - 11:00pm

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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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