Click on the link here for Audio Player: ArtBlakeyAndTheJazzMessengers1965-03-07CineTeleSoundStudioLondonUK
It’s not even going out on a limb to say Art Blakey did more for taking percussion out of the “keeping time” box and putting in a place of creative expression than most other drummers of the 20th Century did. His influence was far reaching; touching not only Jazz but the burgeoning field of Rock and Progressive Rock in the mid-1960’s.
So this weekend I’m running a concert Blakey and The Jazz Messengers did in London, and recorded on March 7, 1965.
Here’s what’s on the player:
Enjoy it with the rest of the Weekend.