Art Blakey

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‘Evolution is part of tradition’: musician Makaya McCraven on the future of jazz
Fusing bebop with hip-hop sampling, the Chicago-based drummer is finding new ways on his Blue Note debut to expand the boundaries of jazz

Ammar Kalia

03, Dec, 2021 @12:00 PM

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Pianist Keith Jarrett unlikely to perform again after two strokes
Pair of strokes in 2018 have partially paralysed American musician, who can now only play with one hand

Ben Beaumont-Thomas

21, Oct, 2020 @3:02 PM

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Miles Davis's 20 greatest albums – ranked!
With his lost 1985 album Rubberband out in September, and the 50th anniversary of In a Silent Way – released this week – we count down the jazz icon’s finest moments

John Fordham

01, Aug, 2019 @12:30 PM

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Blue Note: Uncompromising Expression review – a lavishly illustrated history of the great jazz label
Richard Havers’s book about Blue Note records, with its details of the inspirations and excesses of the label’s major talents, amounts to a history of jazz itself, writes Peter Conrad

Peter Conrad

16, Nov, 2014 @12:00 PM

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Readers suggest the 10 best drumming moments
Last week we brought you our 10 best drumming moments. Here, we present your thoughts on who should have made the list

Observer readers

10, Oct, 2014 @1:30 PM

Strike up the bandleader

The British jazz drummer Clark Tracey provides crucial exposure for unknowns, but he shares his ability to spot and nurture new talent with another pioneer, the legendary Art Blakey

John Fordham

01, Sep, 2008 @3:45 PM

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CD: Art Blakey, Paris Jam Session

(Universal)

John Fordham

17, Aug, 2007 @10:59 PM

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CD: Art Blakey, Mosaic

(Blue Note)

John Fordham

03, Mar, 2006 @11:57 PM

Jazz CD round-up

Dave Gelly on Dr Michael White, Dancing in the Sky; Art Blakey & The Jazz Messengers, Buhaina's Delight

Dave Gelly

11, Jul, 2004 @3:43 PM

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