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Art Blakey & The Jazz Messengers

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(1955 – 1990)

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. Art Blakey & The Jazz Messengers continued to peform until shortly before Blakey’s death in 1990.

Art Blakey continues to be a legend among drummers, while the works of his Jazz Messengers are treasured among musicians.

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  • santivillarreal

    Epic

    6 Jul 9:35pm Reply
  • burneverybridge

    actually is a great thing, sakamichi no apollon is a beautiful tribute to jazz

    2 Jul 6:06pm Reply
  • OG-Gurda

    loooooooooooooooooooool. art blakey in anime is a joke thing.

    16 May 12:09am Reply
  • Nakkinak

    "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"

    20 Apr 9:10pm Reply
  • OG-Gurda

    Art Blakey is a madman

    24 Mar 4:25am Reply
  • Slim_rafa

    Haha, I'm watching Kids On The Slope now...I already knew Art , but seeing him in that anime is awesome anyway.....

    20 Jan 3:28pm Reply
  • Shallon-Hughes

    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.

    20 Dec 2013 Reply
  • Metaknite

    <3

    26 Nov 2013 Reply
  • Marxism1

    <3

    20 Oct 2013 Reply
  • hauzzer

    This is fast becoming one of my favorite acts/bands. Such skill and energy!

    26 Jun 2013 Reply
  • ForgottenSon87

    "really guys? an anime made you listen to Art Blakey?" I'm not sure why that's a problem.

    25 May 2013 Reply
  • zeafonso

    impossível achar algo que se compare a essa música...

    18 May 2013 Reply
  • MidNight-Tuna

    really guys? an anime made you listen to Art Blakey?

    17 Apr 2013 Reply
  • Misario

    AWWW YEEE

    1 Apr 2013 Reply
  • Cat_007

    Great masters!

    10 Jan 2013 Reply
  • JBThazard

    I want this anime now.

    18 Nov 2012 Reply
  • musicishorrible

    Thank you based anime

    11 Nov 2012 Reply
  • someone_sf

    I feel totally embarrassed by the fact I was introduced to the Jazz Messengers by an anime, but I feel damn good to listen to them. Thank you Sakamichi no Apollon!

    2 Oct 2012 Reply
  • JBThazard

    Freedom Rider > Moanin' in my opinion.

    28 Sep 2012 Reply
  • ColonelTheSlav

    It's actually nice to see people are getting more interested in this group. They really were at the top of their game.

    26 Sep 2012 Reply
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