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Art Blakey

This week In Jazz Legends 28

Art Blakey, The Jazz Messengers, Paquito D’Rivera, Tete Montoliu, Sonny Rollins, United Jazz and Rock Ensemble, Keith Jarrett, Paul Motian, Dewey Redman, Charlie Haden, Phil Woods, Sheila Jordan, Benny Carter All Stars, Freddie Hubbard, Masada, Miles Davis, Sam Rivers, Charles Mingus. They are the “Jazz Legends” performers selected among the 277 Posts we publish this […]

Dizzy, Thelonious et al meet in Copenhagen (1971)

November 9, 1971 – The Giants of Jazz – that is Art Blakey (d), Dizzy Gillespie (tp), Al McKibbon (b), Thelonious Monk (p), Sonny Stitt (as, ts) and Kai Winding (tb) – share the stage at Tivoli Gardens in Copenhagen, Denmark

This week In Jazz Legends 26

Lou Donaldson, Thelonious Monk, Roy Hargrove, Duke Ellington, Benny Goodman , Freddie Hubbard, Dizzy Gillespie, Woody Shaw, Miles Davis, Charles Mingus, Buddy Rich, Art Blakey, Art Ensemble Of Chicago, Cecil Taylor. They are the “Jazz Legends” performers selected among the 250 Posts we publish this week. Here, they are reunited in one glorious playlist. Enjoy! […]

Al paints, Art drums (1980)

October 22, 1980 – the Youngstown Playhouse, Ohio puts on a special performance where painter Al Bright paints a canvas while Art Blakey and The Jazz Messengers play. Keep an eye on the 19 years old trumpeter Wynton Marsalis; he may have a future.

This week In Jazz Legends 24

Cannonball Adderley, Thelonious Monk, Count Basie, Nat king Cole, Illinois Jacquet, Ray Brown, Roy Eldridge, Stan Getz, Coleman Hawkins, Oscar Peterson, Flip Phillips, Herb Ellis, Papa Jo Jones, Art Blakey, The Jazz Messengers, Dave Brubeck, Milt Jackson, Ray Brown, Cedar Walton, Micky Roker, Shirley Horn, Ella Fitzgerald, Duke Ellington , Gene Krupa, Anita O’Day, Miles […]

We remember Art Blakey. ‘Art Bop’

This day (October 16, 1990), in New York City, New York, died Art Blakey, was an American jazz drummer. Digest Tracklist : Big Band – Blues March (1988) . w/ The Jazz Messengers – Along Came Betty . w/ The Jazz Messengers, Freddy Hubbard – One By One (1982) . Gipsy Folk Tales (1976) . […]

Thelonious Monk records his first studio album : ‘Thelonious Monk…

Thelonious Monk Trio’ is Monk’s first studio album recorded on October 15 and December 18, 1952; September 22, 1954 and released the same year by Prestige. Track Listing : 1.Little Rootie Tootie (Thelonious Monk) – 03:06 . 2.Sweet And Lovely (Gus Amheim, Jules Lemare, Harry Tobias) – 03:33 . 3.Bye-Ya (Thelonious Monk) – 02:46 . […]

Four Jazz Messengers Euro Gigs

On October 9, 1989, two days before his 70th birthday, Art Blakey took his Jazz Messengers to the Leverkusen Jazz festival in Germany. The concert turned out to be a special event when ex Messengers joined the party. From the Fifties / Sixties line-ups : Benny Golson, Wayne Shorter, Freddie Hubbard, Curtis Fuller, Jackie McLean. […]

Art Blakey celebrates his 70th birthday with an all-star band (1989)

October 9, 1989 – for his 70th birthday, Art Blakey has invited past members of the Jazz Messengers such as Freddie Hubbard, Terence Blanchard, Curtis Fuller, Jackie McLean, Donald Harrison, Benny Golson, Wayne Shorter, Walter Davis, Jr., Buster Williams, Roy Haynes and Michelle Hendricks at Leverkusen Jazz Festival in Germany

This week In Jazz Legends 19

Randy Weston, Buddy DeFranco, Art Blakey, Lionel Hampton, Tony Williams, Freddie Hubbard, Randy Brecker, Michael Brecker, Joe Farrell, Joe Henderson, George Duke, Alphonso Johnson, Robben Ford, Peter Erskine, Jean Luc Ponty, Jaco Pastorius, Miles Davis, Sun Ra , John Zorn, Dexter Gordon. They are the “Jazz Legends” performers selected among the 253 Posts we publish […]

Major jazz artists celebrate Blue Note 50th Anniversary in Japan (1989)

August 26, 1989 – Art Blakey, Bobby Hutcherson, Bobby Watson, Chick Corea, Dave Weckl, Dianne Reeves, Don Pullen, George Adams, Herbie Hancock, John Patitucci, Les McCann, Lou Rawls, Mulgrew Miller, Robin Eubanks, Ron Carter, Stanley Turrentine, Terrence Blanchard, Tony Williams and many more. They all perform at “Mt. Fuji Jazz Festival 89 with Blue Note” […]