Art Blakey

Vrai nom:
Arthur Blakey (Abdullah Ibn Buhaina)
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Art Blakey (born October 11, 1919, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - died October 16, 1990, New York City, New York, USA) was an American jazz drummer, composer and bandleader, best remembered as founder and 35 year leader of The Jazz Messengers.

Blakey was the foster son in a Seventh Day Adventist Family, learning the piano as he learned the Bible, mastering both at an early age. In the early 1930's, while gigging at the Democratic Club in Pittsburgh, Arts' piano career came to an abrupt end when he was ordered onto the drums to make way for pianist Erroll Garner. This incident was apparently at the gunpoint of the nightclubs' owner, as Blakey later on often recalled. This served as good fortune and young drummer Blakey came under the tutelage of legendary drummer and bandleader Chick Webb, serving as his valet. Returning to Pittsburgh in 1937, he formed his own band, backing pianist Mary Lou Williams. in 1939, he joined and toured with Fletcher Henderson for 3 years, followed by one year gigging at Bostons' Tic Toc club. Then as a member of Billy Eckstine's band, he played with the likes of Charlie Parker, Dizzy Gillespie and Sarah Vaughan. When Eckstein disbanded his group in 1947, Blakey organized the Seventeen Messengers, a rehearsal band and recorded with an octet called the Jazz Messengers, the first of his many groups bearing this name. In 1948, he visited Africa where he learned polyrhythmic drumming and was introduced to Islam, taking the name Abdullah Ibn Buhaina.

The early 1950's, saw him performing and broadcasting with such musicians as Miles Davis, Clifford Brown, and Horace Silver. Blakey and Silver connected and formed the Jazz Messengers. This band soon evolved into Art Blakey & The Jazz Messengers with Blakey remaining the leader with changing personnel, playing together with them until his death. From 1947 until 1972 he also recorded regularly with Thelonious Monk.

Blakey was a major figure in modern jazz and an important stylist in drums. His contribution to jazz as a discoverer and molder of young talent over three decades cannot be overlooked.
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Art Blakey & The Afro-Drum Ensemble, Art Blakey & The Jazz Messengers, Art Blakey And His Afro Cuban Boys, Art Blakey Quartet, Art Blakey Quintet, Art Blakey's Band, Art Blakey's Big Band, Bennie Green Septet, Billy Eckstine And His Orchestra, Buddy DeFranco And His Trio, Buddy DeFranco Quartet, Clark Terry And His Orchestra, Clifford Brown Sextet, Coleman Hawkins Quintet, Dexter Gordon Quintet, Dizzy Gillespie Sextet, East Coast All-Stars, Elmo Hope Quintet, Fats Navarro And His Band, Fats Navarro Quartet, Fats Navarro Quintet, Gil Evans And His Orchestra, Gil Fuller Orchestra, Hank Mobley And His All Stars, Hank Mobley Quartet, Illinois Jacquet And His Orchestra, James Moody And His Modernists, Johnny Griffin Septet, Julius Watkins Sextet, Kenny Burrell Septet, Kenny Dorham Nonet, Kenny Dorham Octet, Lee Morgan Quintet, Lou Donaldson Quintet, Lou Donaldson Sextet, Miles Davis And His Band, Miles Davis And His Cool Wailers, Milton Jackson And His New Group, Paul Bley Trio, Quincy Jones' All Star Big Band, Randy Weston Trio, Sonny Rollins Quartet, Sonny Rollins Quintet, Sonny Stitt Band, Sonny Stitt Quartet, The Art Blakey Percussion Ensemble, The Giants Of Jazz (2), The Gigi Gryce Quartet, The Hank Mobley Quintet, The Horace Silver Trio, The Kenny Drew Trio, The Miles Davis Quartet, The Miles Davis Sextet, The Quincy Jones Big Band, The Thelonious Monk Quintet, Thelonious Monk Septet, Thelonious Monk Sextet, Thelonious Monk Trio, Tina Brooks Quintet, Walter Gil Fuller And His Orchestra, Woody Shaw Quintet, Zoot Sims Quartet
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Albums

BLP 5034 Art Blakey - Vol. 2 illustration d'album Horace Silver Trio* And Art Blakey Horace Silver Trio* And Art Blakey - Vol. 2 (Album) Blue Note BLP 5034 US 1954 Vendre cette version
M 33.352 Art Blakey - Introducing Paul Bley illustration d'album Paul Bley, Charlie Mingus*, Art Blakey Paul Bley, Charlie Mingus*, Art Blakey - Introducing Paul Bley (Album) Debut Records M 33.352 France 1954 Vendre cette version
MG 26030 Art Blakey - Blakey illustration d'album Art Blakey Blakey (Album, Comp) EmArcy MG 26030 US 1955 Vendre cette version
7029, PRLP 7029 Art Blakey - Sonny Rollins With The Modern Jazz Quartet illustration d'album Sonny Rollins With The Modern Jazz Quartet Featuring Art Blakey And Kenny Drew Sonny Rollins With The Modern Jazz Quartet Featuring Art Blakey And Kenny Drew - Sonny Rollins With The Modern Jazz Quartet (Comp, Album) Prestige, Prestige 7029, PRLP 7029 US 1956 Vendre cette version
RLP 12-227 Art Blakey - Trio And Solo illustration d'album Randy Weston With Art Blakey Randy Weston With Art Blakey - Trio And Solo (Album) Riverside Records RLP 12-227 US 1957 Vendre cette version
1554, BLP 1554 Art Blakey - Orgy In Rhythm (Volume One) illustration d'album Art Blakey Orgy In Rhythm (Volume One) (Album) Blue Note, Blue Note 1554, BLP 1554 US 1957 Vendre cette version
BLP 1555 Art Blakey - Orgy In Rhythm - Volume Two illustration d'album Art Blakey Orgy In Rhythm - Volume Two (Album) Blue Note BLP 1555 US 1957 Vendre cette version
PFJ 5034 Art Blakey - Drums On Fire! illustration d'album Art Blakey With The Jazz Messengers, Benny Barth With The Mastersounds, Chico Hamilton With The Gerry Mulligan Quartet, Chatur Lal Art Blakey With The Jazz Messengers, Benny Barth With The Mastersounds, Chico Hamilton With The Gerry Mulligan Quartet, Chatur Lal - Drums On Fire!(LP, Album) World Pacific Records PFJ 5034 Japan 1958 Vendre cette version
BLP 4005 Art Blakey - Holiday For Skins Vol. 2 illustration d'album Art Blakey Holiday For Skins Vol. 2 (Album) Blue Note BLP 4005 US 1958 Vendre cette version
BLP 4004 Art Blakey - Holiday For Skins Vol. 1 illustration d'album Art Blakey Holiday For Skins Vol. 1 (Album) Blue Note BLP 4004 US 1958 Vendre cette version
MG 12133, MG-12133 Art Blakey - Nostalgia (Fats Navarro Memorial No. 2) illustration d'album Fats Navarro, Art Blakey, Dexter Gordon, Tadd Dameron, Eddie Davis* Fats Navarro, Art Blakey, Dexter Gordon, Tadd Dameron, Eddie Davis* - Nostalgia (Fats Navarro Memorial No. 2) (Comp, Album) Savoy Records, Savoy Records MG 12133, MG-12133 US 1958 Vendre cette version
1595, BST 1595 Art Blakey - Somethin' Else illustration d'album Cannonball Adderley, Miles Davis, Hank Jones, Sam Jones, Art Blakey Cannonball Adderley, Miles Davis, Hank Jones, Sam Jones, Art Blakey - Somethin' Else (Album) Blue Note, Blue Note 1595, BST 1595 US 1959 Vendre cette version
RLP 334 Art Blakey - Soul Time illustration d'album Bobby Timmons With Art Blakey, Blue Mitchell And Sam Jones Bobby Timmons With Art Blakey, Blue Mitchell And Sam Jones - Soul Time (Album) Riverside Records RLP 334 Netherlands 1960 Vendre cette version
RL 52049, RL-52049 Art Blakey - Gretsch Drum Night At Birdland illustration d'album Art Blakey, Charlie Persip, Elvin Jones, "Philly" Joe Jones Art Blakey, Charlie Persip, Elvin Jones, "Philly" Joe Jones - Gretsch Drum Night At Birdland (Album) Roulette RL 52049, RL-52049 Australia 1960 Vendre cette version
BLP 4021 Art Blakey - At The Five Spot Cafe illustration d'album Kenny Burrell with Art Blakey Kenny Burrell with Art Blakey - At The Five Spot Cafe (Album) Blue Note BLP 4021 US 1960 Vendre cette version
R-52067 Art Blakey - Gretsch Drum Night At Birdland Vol. 2 illustration d'album Art Blakey, Charlie Persip, Elvin Jones, "Philly" Joe Jones Art Blakey, Charlie Persip, Elvin Jones, "Philly" Joe Jones - Gretsch Drum Night At Birdland Vol. 2 (Album) Roulette R-52067 US 1961 Vendre cette version
BA 17017 Art Blakey - Blakey In Paris illustration d'album Art Blakey Featuring Bud Powell And Lee Morgan Art Blakey Featuring Bud Powell And Lee Morgan - Blakey In Paris (Album) Epic BA 17017 US 1961 Vendre cette version
9003 S Art Blakey - Theme From Golden Boy illustration d'album Art Blakey Theme From Golden Boy(LP, Album) Colpix Records 9003 S France 1963 Vendre cette version
BR 1053 C Art Blakey - The Jazz Messengers At Club St. Germain illustration d'album Art Blakey The Jazz Messengers At Club St. Germain (Album) RCA Victor BR 1053 C Germany 1964 Vendre cette version
BX 4018, BX-4018 Art Blakey - Art Blakey And His Driving Big Band illustration d'album Art Blakey Art Blakey And His Driving Big Band (Album) Bethlehem Records, Bethlehem Records BX 4018, BX-4018 US 1965 Vendre cette version
210 000 LML Art Blakey - 'S Make It illustration d'album Art Blakey 'S Make It (Album) Mercury 210 000 LML Netherlands 1965 Vendre cette version
LML 4012, 210 017 LML Art Blakey - Soul Finger illustration d'album Art Blakey Soul Finger (Album) Mercury, Mercury LML 4012, 210 017 LML UK 1965 Vendre cette version
683 261 JCL Art Blakey - Soul! illustration d'album Art Blakey Soul! (Album) Fontana 683 261 JCL France 1965 Vendre cette version
220 027 LMY Art Blakey - My Romance illustration d'album Art Blakey My Romance (Album) Mercury 220 027 LMY Netherlands 1966 Vendre cette version
LS 86038 Art Blakey - Hold On, I'm Coming illustration d'album Art Blakey Hold On, I'm Coming (Album) Limelight LS 86038 US 1966 Vendre cette version