Art Blakey

Elected to the Hall of Fame
1981 Readers Poll

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    Art Blakey and the Jazz Messengers, First Flight to Tokyo: The Lost 1961 Recordings

    Some Perfect Gifts

    Looking for last-minute gifts for your favorite jazz fan? Looking for a little something under the tree to place there…

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    Wayne Shorter and Don Was discuss uncovered Art Blakey music on First Flight To Tokyo: The Lost 1961 Recordings.

    Wayne Shorter Talks Art Blakey

    In a surprise interview, composer and saxophonist Wayne Shorter sat down with Don Was, president of Blue Note Records,…

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    Lee Morgan (left) and Wayne Shorter are two of the musicians depicted in the book Jazz Images by Francis Wolff

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    Terence Blanchard—who won a Grammy in the category Best Instrumental Composition for “Blut Und Boden (Blood And Soil),” a work featured in Spike Lee’s 2018 movie BlacKkKlansman—composed the score for the filmmaker’s latest effort, Da 5 Bloods.

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    Nina Simone radiates joy on a reissue of Fodder On My Wings.

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    William P. Gottlieb/Ira and Leonore S. Gershwin Fund Collection, Music Division, Library of Congress

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    Art Blakey (1919–1990)

    Art Blakey, the Mightiest Mentor

    No drummer more palpably imprinted their sonic identity and aesthetic principles on the soundtrack and culture of late…

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    John Legend is one of 21 artists whose new holiday albums are reviewed in our Yuletide Music Roundup.



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