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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 Indestructible_ArtBlakeyfrom 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:

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Today in Music – 1919 – Another Great Drummer was born Mr. Art Blakey!

Art Blakey

Art BlakeyOn this date in 1919, the great drummer Art Blakey was born I’ve only become an Art Blakey fan in the last several years. The happened because many, many times, when I was listening to jazz on the radio I’d hear something great that had some fine drums on it and then when the song was over I’d hear that it was Art Blakey and the Jazz Messengers!! So I decided that I better check out their music and now several of Blakey’s albums are in my music library!! So before we hear some music, let;s find out a little more about the man from Wikipedia:

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