Tuesday, August 21, 2012

Art Blakey

Arthur "Art" Blakey (October 11, 1919 – October 16, 1990),[1] known later as Abdullah Ibn Buhaina, was an American Grammy Award-winning jazz drummer and bandleader. He was a member of the Ahmadiyya Muslim Community.
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. For more than 30 years his band, Art Blakey and the Jazz Messengers, included many young musicians who went on to become prominent names in jazz. The band's legacy is thus not only known for the music it produced, but as a proving ground for several generations of jazz musicians; Blakey's groups are matched only by those of Miles Davis in this regard.
Blakey was inducted into the Jazz Hall of Fame (in 1982), the Grammy Hall of Fame (in 2001), and was awarded the Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award in 2005.

-Jazz Mobile Development and Preservation of Jazz (1970)
-Newport Jazz Festival Hall of Fame (1976)
-Down Beat Jazz Hall of Fame Reader's Choice Award (1981)
-Smithsonian Performing Arts Certificate of Appreciation (1982)
-Lee Morgan Memorial Award (1982)
-Jazz Hall of Fame Induction (1982)
-Grammy Award Best Jazz Instrumental Performance, Group (1984) for the album New York Scene
-Jazznote Award (1986)
-Doctorate of Music (1987; Berklee College of Music)
-Martin Luther King Humanitarian Award (1991)
-Grammy Hall of Fame Induction for the album Moanin' (2001)
-Pittsburgh Jazz Festival Award
-Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award (2005; awarded posthumously)


Albums as leader by label
Blue Note
A Night at Birdland Vol. 1
A Night at Birdland Vol. 2
A Night at Birdland Vol. 3
At the Cafe Bohemia, Vol. 1
At the Cafe Bohemia, Vol. 2
Once Upon a Groove (Ritual contains all the tracks from this album plus 2 additional tracks)
Ritual: The Modern Jazz Messengers
Orgy in Rhythm, Vol. 1
Orgy in Rhythm, Vol. 2
Drums Around the Corner
Holiday for Skins, Vol. 1
Holiday for Skins, Vol. 2
At the Jazz Corner of the World Vol. 1
At the Jazz Corner of the World Vol. 2
The Big Beat
Like Someone in Love
A Night in Tunisia
Meet You at the Jazz Corner of the World, Vol. 1
Meet You at the Jazz Corner of the World, Vol. 2
Roots & Herbs
The Witch Doctor
The Freedom Rider
Three Blind Mice
The African Beat
Buhaina's Delight
Free For All
Live Messengers (recorded 1954, 1961, 1962)
Art Blakey!!!!! Jazz Messengers!!!!!
A Jazz Message
Art Blakey with the Original Jazz Messengers
Drum Suite
Hard Bop
Art Blakey & His Rhythm
In My Prime, Vol. 1
Reflections in Blue
Live at Montreux and Northsea
Album of the Year
Oh, by the Way
Blue Night
Feel the Wind
Chippin' In
'S Make It (with Lee Morgan, Curtis Fuller, John Gilmore, John Hicks, Victor Sproles)
Soul Finger
Buttercorn Lady
Hold On, I'm Coming
Soul Note
Not Yet
I Get a Kick out of Bu
Super Live
Art Blakey & the All Star Jazz Messengers
A Groovy Night With The Magnificent Six
On the New Tradition
Art Blakey & the Jazz Messengers (1953) - Birdland
Blakey with the Jazz Messengers (1954) - EmArcy
Jazz Messages (1954) - Jazztone
Sessions Live: Art Blakey and the Jazz Messengers (1956) - Calliope
Hard Drive (1956) - Bethlehem with Bill Hardman, Johnny Griffin, Junior Mance, Spanky DeBrest
Mirage (1957) - Savoy
Reflections on Buhania (1957) - Elektra
Jazz Messengers Play Lerner and Loewe (1957) - VIK
Theory of Art (1957) - Bluebird/RCA
A Night in Tunisia (1957) - RCA/Bluebird
Art Blakey/John Handy: Messages (1957) - Roulette
Dawn on the Desert (1957) - Jubilee
Midnight Session (1957) - Savoy
Art Blakey & the Jazz Messengers Live (1957) - Calliope
Art Blakey & the Jazz Messengers [Bethlehem] (1957) - Bethlehem
Art Blakey Big Band (1957) - Bethlehem
Cu-Bop (1957) - Jubilee
Second Edition 1957 (1957) - Bluebird/RCA
Art Blakey's Jazz Messengers with Thelonious Monk - Atlantic
Des Femmes Disparaissent (1958) - Fontana
Live in Holland (1958) - Bandstand
Olympia Concert: Art Blakey's Jazz Messengers (1958) - Universal
Paris 1958 (1958) - Bluebird/RCA
Au Club Saint-Germain, Vols. 1-3 (1958) - RCA
1958: Paris Olympia (1958) - Fontana
Les Liaisons Dangereuses (1959) - Polygram
Paris Concert: Art Blakey and the Jazz Messengers (1959) - Portrait
Live in Stockholm (1959) - Dragon
Live in Copenhagen (1959) - Royal
Paris Jam Session (1959) - EmArcy
Live in Stockholm [1960] (1960) - Dragon
Lausanne 1960, Pt. 1 (1960) - TCB
Swiss Radio Days Jazz Series, Vol. 6: Lausanne 1960, 2nd Set (1960) - TCB
A Day with Art Blakey and the Jazz Messengers, Vol. 1 and 2 (1961) - Eastwind (with Lee Morgan, Wayne Shorter, Bobby Timmons, Jymie Merritt)
Live: Olympia 5-13-61, Pt. 1 (1961) - Trema
Live: Olympia 5-13-61, Pt. 2 (1961) - Trema
Live: Olympia 5-13-61, Pt. 3 (1961) - Trema
Paris Jazz Concert (1961) - RTÉ
A Jazz Hour with Art Blakey's Jazz Messengers: Blues March (1961) - Movieplay
Thermo (1962) - Milestone
Selections from the Film: Golden Boy (1964) - Colpix
Blues Bag (1964) - Affinity
Tough! (1966) - Cadet
Art Blakey Live! (1968) - Trip
Art Blakey & the Jazz Messengers (1970) - Catalyst
For Minors Only (1971) - WestWind
Anthenagin (1973) - Prestige (with Woody Shaw (tp)Carter Jefferson(ts)Cedar Walton(p), Steve Turre(tb)
Buhaina (1973) - Prestige
Backgammon (1976) - Roulette
Percussion Discussion (1976) - MCA (with Max Roach)
Gypsy Folk Tales (1977) - Roulette
In This Korner (1978) - Concord Jazz
A Night in Tunisia (1979) - Polygram
One by One (1979) - Palcoscenico Records
Jazzbuhne Berlin '80 (1980) - Repertoire
Live [Kingdom Jazz] (1980) - Kingdom Jazz
Art Blakey in Sweden (1980) - Evidence
Straight Ahead (1981) - Concord Jazz
Killer Joe: Art Blakey & George Kawaguchi (1981) - Storyville
Keystone 3 (1982) - Concord Jazz (with Donald Brown, Charles Fambrough, Branford Marsalis, Wynton Marsalis, Bill Pierce)
Aurex Jazz Festival '83 (1983) - East World
New York Scene (1984) - Concord Jazz
Live at Ronnie Scott's (1985) - DRG
Live at Sweet Basil (1985) - GNP
Farewell (1985) - Paddle Wheel
Buhaina: The Continuing Message (1985) - Affinity
Live at Kimball's (1985) - Concord Jazz
Hard Champion (1985) - Evidence
Dr. Jeckyl (1985) - Evidence
New Year's Eve at Sweet Basil (1985) - Evidence
Feeling Good (1986) - Delos
Standards (1988) - Paddle Wheel
The Art of Jazz: Live in Leverkusen (1989) In + Out
One for All (1990) - A&M

Albums as sideman

With Cannonball Adderley
Somethin' Else (1958) - Blue Note
With Paul Bley
Introducing Paul Bley (Debut, 1953)
With Bluesiana Triangle
Bluesiana Triangle (1990) - Windham Hill
With Clifford Brown
Memorial Album (Blue Note, 1953)
With Kenny Burrell
Swingin' (1956) - Blue Note
On View at the Five Spot Cafe (1959) - Blue Note
With Sonny Clark
My Conception (1959) - Blue Note
With Miles Davis
Blue Period (album) (1951) - Prestige
Dig (Miles Davis album) (1951) - Prestige
Miles Davis Volume 1 (1952) - Blue Note
Miles Davis Volume 2 (1952) - Blue Note
Blue Haze (1953) - Prestige
Conception (album) (1956) - Prestige
With Buddy DeFranco
Blues Bag (1964) - Affinity
With Kenny Dorham
Afro-Cuban (1955) - Blue Note
With Dizzy Gillespie
Dee Gee Days: The Savoy Sessions (Savoy, 1951-52 [1976])
The Giants of Jazz (Atlantic, 1971) with Al McKibbon, Thelonious Monk, Sonny Stitt and Kai Winding
With Benny Golson
Groovin' with Golson (New Jazz, 1959)
With Grant Green
Nigeria (1962) - Blue Note
With Gigi Gryce
Nica's Tempo (1955) - Savoy
With Milt Jackson
Plenty, Plenty Soul (1957) - Atlantic
with Cliff Jordan & John Gilmore
Blowing in from Chicago (1957, Blue Note)
With Hank Mobley
Hank Mobley Quintet (1957) - Blue Note
Hank Mobley and his All Stars (1957) - Blue Note
Roll Call (1960) - Blue Note
Soul Station (1960) - Blue Note
With Thelonious Monk
Genius of Modern Music: Volume 1 (1947) - Blue Note
Genius of Modern Music: Volume 2 (1952) - Blue Note
The Unique Thelonious Monk (1956) - Riverside
Monk's Music (1957) - Riverside
With Lee Morgan
Expoobident (1960) - Vee-Jay
Here's Lee Morgan (1960) - Vee-Jay
Lee-Way (1960) - Blue Note
Tom Cat (1964) - Blue Note
With Blue Mitchell
Out of the Blue (1959) - Riverside
With Herbie Nichols
The Prophetic Herbie Nichols Vol. 1 (1955) - Blue Note
The Prophetic Herbie Nichols Vol. 2 (1955) - Blue Note
Herbie Nichols Trio (1956) - Blue Note
With Ike Quebec
Easy Living (1962) - Blue Note
With Sonny Rollins
Moving Out (1954) - Prestige
With Wayne Shorter
Second Genesis (1960) - Vee-Jay
With Horace Silver
Horace Silver and the Jazz Messengers (1962) - Blue Note
With Jimmy Smith
A Date with Jimmy Smith Volume One (1957) Blue Note
A Date with Jimmy Smith Volume Two (1957) Blue Note
House Party (1958) - Blue Note
The Sermon! (1958) - Blue Note
Cool Blues (1958) - Blue Note
Six Views of the Blues (1958) - Blue Note
With Bobby Timmons
Soul Time (1960) - Riverside
With Randy Weston
The Randy Weston Trio (1955) - Riverside - also released as Trio and Solo
With James Williams
Magical Trio 1


2004 Live at Village Vanguard
2003 Live at the Smithsonian
2003 Live from Ronnie Scott's (DVD)
2003 Modern Jazz at the Village Vanguard
2001 Jazz Life, Vol. 2
1998 Art Blakey's Jazz Messengers
1995 The Jazz Messenger (Video/DVD)
1986 At Ronnie Scott's London (Video)
1983 Jazz at the Smithsonian

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