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Art Blakey and Horace Silver formed the Jazz Messengers in 1955 and co-led it. When Silver dropped out in the group's first year the group name was changed to Art Blakey & The Jazz Messengers. Wayne Shorter was a long-standing member of the group, joining after the departure of Benny Golson, while other young musicians like Curtis Fuller, Donald Byrd, James 'Blood' Ulmer,Jymie Merritt, Hank Mobley, Freddie Hubbard, Lee Morgan, Bobby Timmons and Wynton Marsalis would come and go… read more

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  • Thsi man is a myth. His version of "A Night In Tunisia" is probably my favorite jazz music ever
  • ooh, lookie! Last.fm Suckler(tm) is able to tell what I'm listening to as I listen to it, but does not record it as a scrobble! They suck!
  • Epic
  • actually is a great thing, sakamichi no apollon is a beautiful tribute to jazz
  • loooooooooooooooooooool. art blakey in anime is a joke thing.
  • "really guys? an anime made you listen to Art Blakey?" what the fuck is your problem man. "hurr durr my precious jazz go away you otakus cuddle your life-size pillows hurr durr my jazz hurr"
  • Art Blakey is a madman
  • Haha, I'm watching Kids On The Slope now...I already knew Art , but seeing him in that anime is awesome anyway.....
  • Kids on the Slope introduced me to this masterpiece :) [9] and that's a good thing, because I never would of known about this amazing artist otherwise.

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