Art Blakey was hard bop's guru, the percussive anchor of countless brillant bands, and its ultimate talent scout. Blakey's technique was famous, with his frequent, high volume snare and bass drum accents.

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The Jazz Messengers could count themselves among the Musicians who played Birdland, The Five Spot as well as countless other venues.

Source: Last Updated 04.12.02

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