Art Blakey

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Blakey, (Arthur) Art

(1919–90) jazz musician; born in Pittsburgh, Pa. An influential drummer, he performed with Billy Eckstine's big band between 1944–47 and freelanced on numerous recordings. From 1954 until his death, he led the Jazz Messengers, a combo he consistently renewed with outstanding young players. He was a proselytizer for jazz and a leading exponent of "hard bop," an explosive style characterized by a strong backbeat and bluesy lyricism.
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The nostalgia for the hard bop sound--there were hard bop dance clubs cropping up in England with people dancing to early Art Blakey and the Jazz Messengers records (for example, DJ Smash) (Blue Note 2007)--along with demand for the new compact disc format helped with demand for reissues, and Blue Note answered the call.
ySTANBUL (CyHAN)- "Jazz washes away the dust of everyday life," American Grammy Award-winning jazz drummer Art Blakey once famously said.
Because Ken Dorham left so few traces of his nonmusical life, Oliphant gives us instead a biography of his music, parsing and reflecting on virtually every song he ever recorded, backing a dazzling array of geniuses from Lester Young to John Coltrane to Dorham's favorite, Art Blakey and the Jazz Messengers to: "prodigious Joao Carlos Martins / pianist who recorded all of Bach's / preludes gigues fugues & gavottes / corrente notes as if fins in streams.
There were eight selections each allotted to Armstrong, Ellington and Parker, but you could almost re-create a full history of jazz with the artists Williams left out: Nat King Cole, Mary Lou Williams, Clifford Brown, Dave Brubeck, Art Blakey and the Jazz Messengers, Woody Herman, Oscar Peterson, Stan Kenton, Cannonball Adderley, Gerry Mulligan and Chet Baker as well as Cuban and Brazilian influenced jazz.
Walton, who etched his name in the jazz pantheon with Art Blakey and the Jazz Messengers from 1961-64, also played on John Coltrane's "Giant Steps," a milestone in the idiom -- even though Walton did not, one might add, shine on that record; Sample, for his part, played with Miles Davis during the embarrassing final years of the trumpeter's career.
Born in the birthplace of jazz in 1961, New Orleans, Marsalis received his music education at the prestigious Juilliard School in New York, then joined the elite of jazz of that time -- Art Blakey and the Jazz Messengers as a trumpeter.
Era saxofonista de Art Blakey cuando entro a la banda de Miles Davis, ha grabado junto a Herbie Hancock, McCoy Tyner, Marcus Miller y Elvin Jones, y recientemente hizo una gira con la Five Peace Band junto a Chick Corea, John McLaughlin y Vinnie Colaiuta.
Born in Lagos, Nigeria, in 1940, Allen taught himself to play by listening to American jazz drummers Art Blakey and Max Roach and played around Lagos in highlife and jazz bands.
WHEN Horace Silver and Art Blakey formed the Jazz Messengers in 1955, their goal was to make jazz accessible again by infusing their set with a deep blues and gospel feel.
He has incorporated the whole history of contemporary jazz from the Blue Note and Art Blakey recordings through to Weather Report and what he is doing now which is very individual, very classical.
Shorter's immaculate pedigree has included working extensively with jazz greats Art Blakey and Miles Davies and co-founding cult 70s outfit Weather Report.