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Art Blakey

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Arthur (Art) Blakey, also known as Abdullah Ibn Buhaina, (October 11, 1919 - October 16, 1990) was an American jazz drummer and bandleader. Along with Kenny Clarke and Max Roach he was one of the inventors of the modern, bebop style of drumming. He was known as a powerful musician and a ferocious groover. He is undoubtedly one of the most influential jazz musicians ever, his brand of bluesy, funky hard bop is now the mainstream form of jazz, in contradistinction to edgier, whirling, and often atonal free jazz.

In the 1940s, he was a member of Mary Lou Williams', Fletcher Henderson's, and Billy Eckstine's bands. He converted to Islam during a long visit to West Africa in the late 1940s and briefly took the name Abdullah Ibn Buhaina.

In 1955, he and a fellow hard bop musician Horace Silver founded the Jazz Messengers, an acoustic hard bop ensemble which featured many of the most significant young jazz musicians at various points of the 1950s, 1960s, and 1970s, including Wayne Shorter, Freddie Hubbard, Jackie McLean, Lee Morgan, Hank Mobley and Wynton Marsalis. Blakey took the group over when Silver left after the band's first year. Blakey recorded several albums with the group, only a few of his sessions on other labels during the 1960's were recorded away from the seminal group. This fructious ensemble produced such jazz classics as At the Cafe Bohemia, Moanin & Mosaic. He continued performing and touring with the group into the late 1980s. He died in 1990 in New York City, leaving behind a vast legacy and approach to jazz which still survives today, through the recordings of Branford Marsalis, Terence Blanchard, and other "Young Lions".

Discography

  • 2004 Buhaina's Delight
  • 2004 Ozzie in Rhythm, Vol. 2
  • 2004 Blue Note Years, Vol. 1
  • 2004 Freedom Rider/Art Blakey and the Jazz Messengers
  • 2004 Meet You at the Jazz Corner of the World (Japan)
  • 2004 Indestructible
  • 2004 Blakey's Beat
  • 2004 Like Someone in Love (Bonus Track)
  • 2003 Free for All (Japan)
  • 2003 Indestructible (Bonus Track)
  • 2003 Essential
  • 2003 The Birthday Concert
  • 2003 Moanin' [LRC Ltd]
  • 2002 Au Club St Germain, Vol. 1
  • 2002 Au Club St Germain, Vol. 2
  • 2002 Au Club St Germain, Vol. 3
  • 2002 Art Blakey's Jazz Messengers With Thelonious Monk (Atlantic)
  • 2002 Moanin (Past Perfect)
  • 2002 Workshop
  • 2002 Three Blind Mice (Japan Import)
  • 2002 Hold On, I'm Coming
  • 2002 Recuerdo
  • 2002 Art Blakey and the Jazz Messengers (Japan CD)
  • 2002 Night in Tunisia (Bluebird)
  • 2002 Meet You at the Jazz Corner of the World (Complete)
  • 2002 Works of Art
  • 2001 Live: Olympia 5-13-61, Pt. 1
  • 2001 Live: Olympia 5-13-61, Pt. 2
  • 2001 Live: Olympia 5-13-61, Pt. 3
  • 2001 A Night in Tunisia/Jazz Messengers Play Lerner and Loewe
  • 2001 Jazz Collection
  • 2001 Art Blakey (Timeless)
  • 2001 My Ideal
  • 2000 Ken Burns Jazz
  • 2000 Round About Midnight, Vol. 2
  • 2000 Coast to Coast
  • 2000 Immortal Concerts
  • 2000 Live at Ronnie Scott's (BBC Legends)
  • 2000 Reflections of Buhaina
  • 2000 Round About Midnight
  • 2000 Live in Europe: 1959
  • 2000 Southern Devils: Paris Jazz Concert -- May 13, 1961, Vol. 1
  • 2000 Les Incontournables
  • 1999 Different Drummers
  • 1999 Drums Around the Corner
  • 1999 Cafe Bohemia, Vol. 1: 1955 (Giants of Jazz)
  • 1999 Cafe Bohemia, Vol. 2: 1955 (Giants of Jazz)
  • 1999 New York City, Birdland Club February 21, 1954
  • 1999 Blakey
  • 1999 Jazz Messengers/Blues at Carnegie Hall
  • 1999 The Sounds of Art Blakey, Vol. 1
  • 1999 Art Blakey Is Jazz
  • 1999 A Night at Birdland (Jazz Hour)
  • 1999 Jazz Archives: Blakey
  • 1999 Greatest Hits
  • 1998 Planet Jazz (Japan)
  • 1998 Drum King
  • 1998 The Concord Jazz Heritage Series
  • 1998 Planet Jazz
  • 1998 Art Blakey and the Jazz Messengers (Point)
  • 1997 Orgy in Rhythm, Vol. 1-2
  • 1997 Jazz Profile
  • 1996 Au Thtre Des Champs-lyses
  • 1996 Art Blakey (Impulse!)
  • 1993 Art Blakey in Sweden
  • 1992 The Best of Art Blakey and the Jazz Messengers - Art Collection
  • 1992 A Jazz Hour with Art Blakey's Jazz Messengers: Blues March
  • 1991 The Best of Art Blakey (Blue Note/Capitol)
  • 1991 Jazz Messenger (Columbia)
  • 1990 Mosaic
  • 1990 Three Blind Mice, Vol. 2
  • 1990 One for All
  • 1990 Chippin' In
  • 1989 Feel the Wind
  • 1988 I Get a Kick out of Bu
  • 1988 Standards: Art Blakey and the Jazz Messengers
  • 1988 Not Yet
  • 1988 Olympia Concert: Art Blakey's Jazz Messengers
  • 1988 Free for All
  • 1985 New Year's Eve at Sweet Basil: Art Blakey and His Jazz Messengers
  • 1985 Dr. Jeckyl: Art Blakey's Jazz Messengers
  • 1985 Hard Champion: Art Blakey and the Jazz Messengers
  • 1985 Live at Kimball's
  • 1985 Live at Sweet Basil: Art Blakey and the Jazz Messengers
  • 1985 Blue Night
  • 1985 Buhaina: The Continuing Message
  • 1985 Live at Ronnie Scott's: Art Blakey and the Jazz Messengers [DRG]
  • 1984 Super Live: Art Blakey and the All Star Jazz Messengers
  • 1984 New York Scene
  • 1983 Aurex Jazz Festival '83: Art Blakey and the All Star Jazz Messengers
  • 1982 Oh, by the Way
  • 1982 Art Blakey & The All Star Messengers
  • 1981 Killer Joe: Art Blakey & George Kawaguchi
  • 1981 Art Blakey & The Jazz Messengers in Sweden
  • 1980 Art Blakey & The Jazz Messengers (Who's Who)
  • 1980 Live at Montreux and Northsea
  • 1979 One by One: Art Blakey and the Jazz Messengers
  • 1979 Hard Drive
  • 1978 Reflections in Blue
  • 1978 In My Prime, Vol. 2
  • 1978 Mirage
  • 1978 In This Korner
  • 1977 In My Prime, Vol. 1
  • 1977 Gypsy Folk Tales: Art Blakey and the Jazz Messengers
  • 1976 Backgammon
  • 1976 Percussion Discussion
  • 1973 Buhaina
  • 1973 Anthenagin
  • 1972 Child's Dance
  • 1972 Art's Break: Art Blakey's Jazz Messengers
  • 1971 For Minors Only
  • 1970 Art Blakey & The Jazz Messengers (Catalyst)
  • 1969 Mellow Blues
  • 1968 Art Blakey Live!
  • 1966 Hold On, I'm Coming
  • 1966 Tough!
  • 1966 Buttercorn Lady
  • 1965 'S Make It
  • 1965 Indestructible
  • 1964 Kyoto
  • 1963 A Jazz Message
  • 1963 Selections from the Film 'Golden Boy'
  • 1963 Ugetsu
  • 1962 Caravan
  • 1962 Three Blind Mice, Vols. 1 & 2
  • 1962 Live Messengers
  • 1962 The African Beat
  • 1961 Buhaina's Delight [1992]
  • 1961 Art Blakey!!!!! Jazz Messengers!!!!!
  • 1961 The Freedom Rider
  • 1961 The Witch Doctor
  • 1961 Roots & Herbs
  • 1961 A Day with Art Blakey and the Jazz Messengers, Vol. 1
  • 1961 A Day with Art Blakey and the Jazz Messengers, Vol. 2
  • 1960 Live in Stockholm (1960)
  • 1960 Meet You at the Jazz Corner of the World, Vol. 1
  • 1960 Meet You at the Jazz Corner of the World, Vol. 2
  • 1960 A Night in Tunisia [Blue Note]
  • 1960 Like Someone in Love
  • 1960 Electric Sticks
  • 1960 The Big Beat
  • 1959 Paris Jam Session
  • 1959 Live in Stockholm (1959)
  • 1959 Paris Concert: Art Blakey and the Jazz Messengers
  • 1959 Live in Copenhagen (1959)
  • 1959 At the Jazz Corner of the World, Vol. 1-2
  • 1958 Live in Holland (1958)
  • 1958 Holiday for Skins, Vol. 1
  • 1958 Holiday for Skins, Vol. 2
  • 1958 Holiday for Skins, Vol. 1-2
  • 1958 Art Blakey & The Jazz Messengers (Blue Note)
  • 1958 Moanin' (Blue Note)
  • 1958 Paris 1958
  • 1957 Art Blakey Big Band
  • 1957 Art Blakey & The Jazz Messengers (Bethlehem)
  • 1957 Art Blakey & The Jazz Messengers Live
  • 1957 Midnight Session
  • 1957 Art Blakey's Jazz Messengers With Thelonious Monk
  • 1957 Dawn on the Desert
  • 1957 Theory of Art
  • 1957 Jazz Messengers Play Lerner and Loewe
  • 1957 Reflections on Buhania
  • 1957 Orgy in Rhythm, Vol. 2
  • 1957 Orgy in Rhythm, Vol. 1
  • 1957 Art Blakey & His Rhythm
  • 1957 Once upon a Groove
  • 1957 Ritual: The Modern Jazz Messengers
  • 1957 Cu-Bop
  • 1956 Drum Suite
  • 1956 Art Blakey & The Jazz Messengers (Columbia)
  • 1956 Hard Bop
  • 1956 Sessions Live: Art Blakey and the Jazz Messengers
  • 1956 Originally
  • 1956 The Jazz Messengers (Columbia)
  • 1955 At the Cafe Bohemia, Vol. 1
  • 1955 At the Cafe Bohemia, Vol. 2
  • 1954 Blakey with the Jazz Messengers
  • 1954 A Night at Birdland, Vols. 1-3
  • 1954 Art Blakey Quintet, Vol. 2
  • 1954 A Night at Birdland, Vol. 2
  • 1953 Horace Silver Trio & Art Blakey + Sabu
  • 1953 Art Blakey & The Jazz Messengers (Birdland)
  • 1950 Africaine
  • 1948 New Sounds
  • 1948 New Sounds
  • Jazz Messengers (GRP)
  • At the Jazz Corner of the World, Vol. 1
  • Au Club Saint-Germain, Vols. 1-3
  • Art Blakey/John Handy: Messages
  • Art Blakey with the Original Jazz Messengers
  • Jazz Messages
  • Art Blakey & The Jazz Messengers (Everest)
  • Paris Jazz Concert
  • Live in the 50's
  • Live 1955
  • Hot Licks: One By One
  • Are You Real
  • Lausanne 1960, Pt. 1
  • Get the Message
  • At the Cafe Bohemia, Vol. 2 (2001)
  • A Night at Birdland, Vol. 2 (2001)

Videos

  • 2004 Live at Village Vanguard
  • 2003 Live at the Smithsonian
  • 2003 Live from Ronnie Scott's (DVD)
  • 2003 Modern Jazz at the Village Vanguard
  • 2001 Jazz Life, Vol. 2
  • 1998 Art Blakey's Jazz Messengers
  • 1995 The Jazz Messenger (Video/DVD)
  • 1986 At Ronnie Scott's London (Video)
  • 1983 Jazz at the Smithsonian

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