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Art Blakey and the Jazz Messengers began recor…

Art Blakey and the Jazz Messengers began recording The Freedom Rider for Blue Note Records #onthisday in 1961. The album features performances by Lee Morgan, Wayne Shorter, Bobby Timmons, and Jymie Merritt.

Art Blakey And The Jazz Messengers recorded Fr…

Art Blakey And The Jazz Messengers recorded Free For All for Blue Note Records  #onthisday in 1964. The album includes performances by Freddie Hubbard, Curtis Fuller, Wayne Shorter, Cedar Walton, and Reginald Workman.

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Art Blakey and the Jazz Messengers completed B…

Art Blakey and the Jazz Messengers completed Buhaina’s Delight #onthisday in 1961. 

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Art Blakey’s original lineup of the Jazz Messe…

Art Blakey’s original lineup of the Jazz Messengers recorded At the Cafe Bohemia (Vols. 1&2) #onthisday in 1955.

The Duke Jordan Trio and Quintet completed rec…

The Duke Jordan Trio and Quintet completed recording on their eponymous album #onthisday in 1955. The album includes performances by Eddie Bert, Cecil Payne, Percy Heath, and Art Blakey.

Thelonious Monk made his final studio recordings with bassist Al…

Thelonious Monk made his final studio recordings with bassist Al McKibbon and drummer Art Blakey #onthisday in 1971.

Hank Mobley recorded Roll Call for Blue Note Records #onthisday…

Hank Mobley recorded Roll Call for Blue Note Records #onthisday in 1960. The album features performances by Art Blakey, Freddie Hubbard, Wynton Kelly and Paul Chambers.

The Signature Hard Bop Tune that was Recorded On This Day in…

The Signature Hard Bop Tune that was Recorded On This Day in 1958
Art Blakey and the Jazz Messengers recorded Moanin’ for Blue Note Records on October 30, 1958, fifty-nine years ago today. The bandleader, depicted on the record’s front sleeve, was born in Pittsburgh in October 1919; Blakey left school early to work in a coal mine, and then a steel mill, before putting together his first band. In interviews he described himself as an orphan who taught himself everything he needed to know, from how to play piano (without reading music) to the drums. [Read More]