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Sunday, October 11, 2009

The Jazz Messengers - A Night in Tunisia

Hil has pointed out to me that today was Art Blakey's birthday. Had he lived he'd have been 90. As it was he died in 1990. The anniversary of his death is on Friday - October 16 so let's remember perhaps the greatest modern jazz drummer and certainly the greatest hard bop band of them all. Lance

8 comments :

Lance said...

Not forgetting Lee Morgan on trumpet and Wayne Shorter on tenor.

Hil said...

Hi Lance...I am not able to access the Youtube link on here that I sent to you?

Lance said...

Anyone else not see the YouTube video of Art Blakey?

Liz said...

I saw it!
Liz

Anonymous said...

Can see video loud and clear.
Ron

Russell said...

Hi Lance

Yes, it is working just fine.

Russell

George M said...

I saw/heard Art and the Messengers a couple of times, including Band on the Wall in Manchester, in the early 80's, when jazz had begun to become so cool that there were - wait for it - young people in their 20's in the audience - we 30 Somethings were so put out! Jean Toussaint was the epitome of that cool with his tall sax style, slick grey suit and Ray-Bans. You could feel the warm love that Art felt for those Messengers - a love that's maybe not so obvious now? discuss!

Lance said...

Elaborate further on this love business George? Are you referring to Art Blakey or jazz in general?

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