Wednesday, April 5, 2017

Art Blakey

Artist:  Art Blakey
Birth Name:  Arthur Blakey
Born:  October 11, 1919.  Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA
Died:  October 16, 1990 (Aged 71).  New York City, New York, USA
Genre:  Jazz, Hard Bop, Bebop
Occupation:  Musician, Bandleader
Instruments:  Drums, Percussion

Art Blakey was an American Jazz Drummer and Bandleader.  He 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 Art Blakey formed The Jazz Messengers.  He was inducted into the Down Beat jazz Hall Of Fame in 1981.  The Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award in 2005 and he was inducted into the Modern Drummer Hall Of Fame in 1991.

Artist:  Art Blakey And The Jazz Messengers
Title:  Free For All  (2016)
Genre:  Jazz, Hard Bop, Bebop
Label:  Blue Note Records


 1.  Free For All  (11:04)
 2.  Hammer Head  (7:47)
 3.  The Core  (9:24)
 4.  Pensativa  (8:19)


Art Blakey:  Drums
Freddie Hubbard:   Trumpet
Curtis Fuller:  Trombone
Wayne Shorter:  Tenor Saxophone
Cedar Walton:  Piano
Reginald Workman:  Bass

Free For All is an album by Art Blakey & The Jazz Messengers, originally released on July, 1965 by Blue Note Records, remastered and reissued  in 2016 by Blue Note Records, featuring Freddie Hubbard, Curtis Fuller, Wayne Shorter, Cedar Walton and Reginald Workman.

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