Thursday Night Live:

Midnight Messengers

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On this week's set, a Jazz Messengers recording that turns 60! Hear legendary drummer Art Blakey with the Messengers in New York City, 1957.

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On the show, we're replaying Art Blakey's 1957 recording Midnight Session (also known as Mirage and Reflections on Buhaina) - tracked 60 years ago to the day at the Carl Fischer Concert Hall in New York City. This iteration of the Jazz Messengers includes Jackie McLean on alto saxophone, Bill Hardman on trumpet, Sam Dockery on piano and bassist Spanky DeBrest.

Presented by Henry Rasmussen
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Mar 9, 2017. 9:00pm - 9:40pm

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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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