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 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.
Art Blakey and the Jazz Messengers completed Buhaina’s Delight #onthisday in 1961.
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 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 McKibbon and drummer Art Blakey #onthisday in 1971.
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.