The Art of Blakey | St. Louis Public Radio

The Art of Blakey

Oct 16, 2016

Jazz Unlimited for October 16, 2016 is “The Art of Blakey.”  Born un Pittsburgh in 1919, drummer Art Blakey began his career with the Fletcher Henderson Orchestra in 1939 and made his first recordings with the Billy Eckstine Band in 1944.  A tireless messenger for jazz he has said, “To pass through life and miss this music is to miss out on one of the best things about living” and "This is the music of my culture good, bad or indifferent. No America - No Jazz. It’s the only culture America had brought forth.”  Blakey led the Jazz Messengers from 1954 up until his death in 1990.  “The Art of Blakey” is also the Fall Membership Campaign show.  Please make a donation during Jazz Unlimited to keep this great music on the air and in your ears.

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The Archive for this show will be available until the morning of September 24, 2016.

This a video of a 1958 version of "A Night in Tunisia" from a concert in Belgium with Lee Morgan (tp) Belly Golson (ts) Bobby Timmons (p) Jymie Merrit (b) and Art Blakey (d).