This Date in Music – October 11, 1919 Jazz Drummer Art Blakey was born!! Album of the Day – Indestuctible!
So among today’s birthdays is the great Art Blakey.(October 11, 1919 – October 16, 1990) In honor of his birthday, I listened to the 1965 release from Art & the Jazz Messengers, Indestructible. As I listened to the album, I kept thinking how great the trumpet was, after listening I discovered that the trumpet player was Lee Morgan and the saxophone player was Wayne Shorter. others playing on the album include: pianist Cedar Walton, Curtis Fuller on trombone, and bassist Reggie Workman. Thom Jurek at AllMusic writes this about the album: