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Art Blakey

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Born Oct 11, 1919

Arthur "Art" Blakey, known later as Abdullah Ibn Buhaina, was an American Grammy Award-winning 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 is known as a powerful musician and a vital groover; his brand of bluesy, funky hard bop was and continues to be profoundly influential on mainstream jazz.… Read More

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CHILDHOOD

1919 Birth Born on October 11, 1919.

TWENTIES

1942 22 Years Old He joined Mary Lou Williams as a drummer for an engagement in New York in autumn 1942. … Read More
1947 27 Years Old 1 More Event
From his earliest recording sessions with Eckstine, and particularly in his historic sessions with Monk in 1947, Blakey exuded power and originality, creating a dark cymbal sound punctuated by frequent loud snare- and bass-drum accents in triplets or cross-rhythms. … Read More

THIRTIES

Blakey and Silver recorded together on several occasions, including live at Birdland with trumpeter Clifford Brown and alto-saxophonist Lou Donaldson in 1954 for Blue Note, having formed in 1953 a regular cooperative group with Hank Mobley and Kenny Dorham.

FIFTIES

1971 51 Years Old …  Blakey also made a world tour in 1971–72 with the Giants of Jazz (with Dizzy Gillespie, Kai Winding, Sonny Stitt, Thelonious Monk and Al McKibbon).

LATE ADULTHOOD

1990 71 Years Old Died on October 16, 1990.
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