Art Blakey

Arthur “Art” Blakey, also known as Abdullah Ibn Buhaina (October 11, 1919 – October 16, 1990), was an American jazz drummer. He was, along with Max Roach and Kenny Clarke, one of the pioneers of modern bebop drumming. His bluesy, funky hard-bop style is still a major influence on mainstream jazz. He is well-known as a strong musician and vital groover. His Jazz Messengers band included many young musicians who became prominent jazz artists over the past 30 years. Blakey’s groups, which are only surpassed by Miles Davis’s, have a legacy that is not only notable for their exceptional music but also for being a proving ground and inspiration for many generations of jazz musicians. He was also a member the Ahmadiyya Muslim Community. Art Blakey, a legendary jazz drummer (1919-1990), is most well-known for his band, Art Blakey

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