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  Marsalis, Wynton on Encyclopedia.com   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-07)
When the jazz program at New York's Lincoln Center was initiated in 1991, he was appointed artistic director, a post he has held since.
Like his brother, he played with the Jazz Messengers and is known for his superb technique and especially for his improvisations.
New Orleans, is a noted jazz pianist and educator who taught all his sons.
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Jazz is a kind of music that has often been called the only art form to originate in the United States.
Jazz was actually widely appreciated as an important art form in Europe before it gained such recognition in the United States.
Jazz may be performed by a single musician, by a small group of musicians called a combo, or by a big band of 10 or more pieces.
www.puhsd.k12.ca.us /chana/staffpages/eichman/Adult_School/us/spring/post_wwii/post4/jazz.htm   (2286 words)

 Reader's Companion to American History - -JAZZ   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-07)
Jazz is a style of African-American music that developed in the southern United States around the turn of the twentieth century.
In the middle 1930s jazz began to reach the masses as a result of the swing craze that made the Casa Loma Orchestra and the bands of Glenn Miller and Jimmy Dorsey household favorites.
During the early 1940s a new style of jazz, called bop, was fermenting in the New York City clubs, and by the close of World War II many of the younger fl musicians had embraced its vitality.
college.hmco.com /history/readerscomp/rcah/html/ah_047400_jazz.htm   (1071 words)

 Malaco - Jazz
In the '60s, when John Coltrane and Ornette Coleman were defining the concept of a jazz avant-garde, few knowledgeable observers would have guessed that in another 30 years the music's mainstream would virtually bypass their innovations, in favor of the hard bop style that free jazz had apparently supplanted.
At the time of his death in 1990, the Messenger aesthetic dominated jazz, and Blakey himself had arguably become the most influential jazz musician of the past 20 years.
From that point, the Messengers were Blakey's primary vehicle, though he would continue to freelance in various contexts.
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 PBS - JAZZ A Film By Ken Burns: Selected Artist Biography - Art Blakey
The Jazz Messengers were the archetypal hard-bop group of the late 1950s, playing a driving, aggressive extension of bop with pronounced blues roots.
Over the years the Jazz Messengers have served as a springboard for young jazz musicians such as Donald Byrd, Johnny Griffin, Lee Morgan, Wayne Shorter, Freddie Hubbard, Keith Jarrett, Chuck Mangione, Woody Shaw, JoAnne Brackcen, and Wynton Marsalis.
His contribution to jazz as a discoverer and molder of young talent over three decades is no less significant than his very considerable innovations on his instrument.
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 Bio   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-07)
A leading drummer of the post-World War II bop style epitomized by Charlie Parker, Blakey was better known for his leadership of his Jazz Messengers, one of the longest-running and consistently-excellent groups in jazz.
Eschewing the avant-garde, Blakey was ignored by jazz critics in the experimental 1960s and shunned by American audiences in the 1970s, when rock exerted its hegemonic control over the business of pop music.
During the decade of the 1970s, American audiences abandoned acoustic jazz, and Blakey struggled to retain first-class musicians and the support of record labels and club owners in the U.S. Setting aside his neo-bop classicism, which he pioneered, Blakey took in band members whose tastes were decidedly more pop than jazz.
www.duke.edu /~aks2/jazz/bio.htm   (1117 words)

 VH1.com : Movies : Movie : Art Blakey and the Jazz Messengers: Modern Jazz at the Village Vanguard : Main
A pair of sets by the jazz outifit Art Blakey and the Jazz Messengers and recorded at New...
A pair of sets by the jazz outifit Art Blakey and the Jazz Messengers and recorded at New York's legendary Village Vanguard are brought together for this release from Ide...
A pair of sets by the jazz outifit Art Blakey and the Jazz Messengers and recorded at New York's legendary Village Vanguard are brought together for this release from Idem Home Video.
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 Jazz, Dance Bands, Vocalists - Art Blakey -> Randy Brooks   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-07)
The Jazz Messengers At The Cafe Bohemia, Vol.
No doubt this era of the Messengers (Hubbard, Shorter, Fuller, Walton, Merritt) could blow, but the energy is noticeably low in much of the playing on this session: it feels slow.
The '65 Jazz Messengers were a showcase for the playing of Lee Morgan (trumpet) and Wayne Shorter (sax) backed by a rhythm section of Blakey, Jymie Merritt and Bobby Timmons.
www.rootsandrhythm.com /roots/JAZZ/jazz_b4.htm   (1199 words)

 Guardian | Horace Silver and the Jazz Messengers   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-07)
The Jazz Messengers, who made a fervent, high-energy bebop under drummer Art Blakey's leadership for 35 years and talent-spotted emerging stars all the way from Wayne Shorter to Wynton Marsalis, was originally a cooperative specialising in a bop repertoire largely written by proto-funk pianist Horace Silver.
But the classic Silver tracks here indicate Silver's key role in the soul-jazz movement that came shortly afterwards (with jazz-funk its subsequent offspring), in the mix of early-jazz and gospel in The Preacher, and on Doodlin'.
The live Messengers sessions at Birdland and the Cafe Bohemia that soon followed were more exciting, but this disc - reissued in the remastered RVG Editions series celebrating producer Rudy Van Gelder - is the delightful first step.
www.guardian.co.uk /print/0,3858,5155634-108884,00.html   (204 words)

 Hard Bop piano @ the Jazz Files
Another exponent of the Detroit Jazz piano generation, Barry Harris is unquestionably the foremost exponent of the music of Bud Powell, Tadd Dameron and Monk.
One of jazz's most overlooked geniuses, Herbie Nichols was a highly original piano stylist and a composer of tremendous imagination.He wasn't known widely enough to exert much influence in either department, but his music eventually attracted a cult following, though not quite the wide exposure it deserved.
In the Encyclopedia of Jazz, Ray named Art Tatum and Teddy Wilson as his favorite pianists, and although his own style is very different than either of theirs, he has definitely learned from them in the matter of approaching the piano.
www.thejazzfiles.com /otherpiano2.htm   (1674 words)

 CD Review of Art Blakey and The Jazz Messengers - Blakey's Beat on Concord Records @ jazzreview.com
Blakey’s Beat captures Art Blakey and The Jazz Messengers in two evening performances filling two CDs with two different line-ups and nearly two hours of Blakey’s brand of unremitting, veracious two-fisted attack of hard bop.
The opening agenda is set by a thunderous drum announcement by Blakey before the Messengers introduce the song Pamela, a samba that ignites this set in full bop guise with a stirring alto lead by Watson.
He is flanked by the horn men’s riff-based blues calls which are reminiscent of the paired-down jazz ensembles coming from the late 40’s early 50’s.
www.jazzreview.com /cdreview.cfm?ID=7824   (857 words)

 Untitled   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-07)
He is most famous in the jazz world for his talent as a drummer.
He was one of the main contributors, possibly the most important contributor, to the Post bop (hard bop) jazz era.
Because he rarely composed songs, the early Jazz Messengers of the 1950's, while it was full of extraordinary talent, suffered greatly from the shortage of original material.
www-music.duke.edu /jazz_archive/artists/blakey.art/01   (989 words)

 Art Blakey School Of Hard Bop
Art Blakey-drummer and jazz musician-his contribution to jazz from 1954 to 1990 as leader of the Jazz Messengers created a sound known as Hard Bop and influence many groups over the various decades.
When people come in to relax and enjoy themselves after a hard day's work, its my job to make them happy-to wash away the dust of everyday life.
Thats what Jazz music is all about.We started the Messengers because somebody had to mind the store for jazz.No America--no Jazz.It is the only culture that America has brought forth.
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 Horace Silver & The Jazz Messengers: The Hard Bop Homepage
The present Messengers have laid permanent claim to the name by their length of existence and their musical excellence.
In most informed, aware jazz circles they are considered to be the most muscular, spiritually rewarding group to come along in the past two years.
This record proves again that the strength of jazz recording lies with the honest independents who are always the first to recognize and record real talent.
www.members.tripod.com /~hardbop/silverjm.html   (724 words)

 Jazz Bulletin Board - All Jazz messengers trumpeters?
Lynch was the last trumpeter with the Jazz Messengers.
After looking through this chronology, I see a lot of familiar trumpet names -- some kind of unexpected (although I did know that Chuck Mangione was with the Messengers for a bit) and it looks like some of them only made a few gigs.
Also interesting to note that James "Blood" Ulmer (guitar) made five gigs with the Messengers in 1973.
forums.allaboutjazz.com /showthread.php?t=11055   (243 words)

 Splendid: Departments: &: Art Blakey and the Jazz Messengers: Live at the Village Vanguard Club New York 1982
Dozens of promising jazz musicians served an apprenticeship in the Messengers at the early part of their careers; many veteran musicians were also eager to be a part of Blakey's working band.
Two of the musicians included in the incarnation of the Messengers seen here would go on to significant fame and fortune -- brothers Wynton and Branford Marsalis, both at early stages of their careers during this 1982 set.
Wielding considerable influence as artistic director of Jazz at Lincoln Center and as a ubiquitous presence in the media, he has been stubbornly dismissive of virtually everything post-bop.
www.splendidezine.com /departments/&/artblakey.html   (864 words)

 Jazzmatazz - Art Blakey and the Jazz Messengers - Meet You at the Jazz Corner of the World
The two-cd set Meet You at the Jazz Corner of the World was recorded live in 1960 at Birdland and is from one of the peak period of
Of interest on this program are the tension and balance between the outgoing trumpet of Lee Morgan and the more introspective, but still biting tenor sax of Wayne Shorter.
The compositions are a potent mixture of original compositions by Morgan and Shorter (one each) and former Messenger Hank Mobley (three tunes), plus jazz standards.
home.att.net /~lankina/jazz/Reviews/R0202a.html   (202 words)

 About the Jazz Messengers
It is, as I stated before, a reference to the jazz band of the same name.
Young jazz men with a new sense are gathering.
They are sick and tired of the conventional fixed style jazz." Yes, it's Engrishy, but it gets the point across: one of the major influences on CB is the Jazz Messengers.
www.jazzmess.com /misc/about.html   (960 words)

 PBS - JAZZ A Film By Ken Burns: Selected Artist Biography - Wynton Marsalis
From an early age, Wynton Marsalis studied both jazz and classical music.
At about the age of eight, he belonged to a children's marching band led by Danny Barker that performed at the New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival, and when he was 14 he performed Haydn's Trumpet Concerto with the New Orleans PO.
Marsalis won great critical acclaim in the early 1980s for his dazzling technique, emotional intensity, and gift for improvisation; his playing is firmly rooted in bop and hard bop and makes no use of free-jazz elements.
www.pbs.org /jazz/biography/artist_id_marsalis_wynton.htm   (161 words)

Inspired by a mix of spiritual and political themes, Hubbard’s “Core” is intensely original hard bop, the rhythm section unrelenting as the fiercely flowing solos bounce and roll off the well-woven theme.
Blakey, one of the great bandleaders and most passionate drummers in jazz history, is truly in top form throughout.
Hubbard from Nat Hentoff’s liner notes: “There are times when Art is so much on fire that he almost drives you off the stand.” This session is full of those times - it feels as if the cliche “on fire” was invented for Blakey.
www.musthear.com /reviews/freeforall.html   (536 words)

 Horace Silver : Horace Silver and the Jazz Messengers <>
He knew that by the mid-1950s, practically all jazz musicians would be well-versed in the bop idiom.
In a sense, it was a backward-looking "innovation." His hard-bop groups have introduced the jazz world to a slew of talents, including Blue Mitchell, Joe Henderson, Louis Hayes, Woody Shaw, and the Brecker Brothers, all of whom relished the down-home blowing opportunities that Silver provided.
Silver would leave the band he helped create (along with the Jazz Messengers name) in 1956, leaving Blakey in charge while he formed his own ensemble.
www.outersound.com /bigshot/inkblot/rev-archive/silver.htm   (311 words)

 Jazz Police - Home
People come from all to hear this form of great hot jazz as performed by legendary gypsy jazz players from Europe many who have grown up on this music and ‘lived the life’.
They show their enormous virtuosity, flash, and dash, on the stage of this legendary club joined each night by a top American jazz player which creates spontaneity, surprises, and new musical friendships.
This informal "cultural exchange," which began in the year 2000 and has resulted in heralded tours and top-selling jazz recordings in France, continues to grow in artist involvement and musical scope.
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 Art Blakey and the Jazz Messengers: Reflections of Buhaina - PopMatters Music Review
Though reissued here on Savoy, when Art Blakey and the Jazz Messengers' Reflections of Buhania first came out in 1957, it was on Elektra, during a brief time when the label entered the jazz genre.
To that end, most of the songs here are short by jazz standards, but probably not by bebop standards (The four bonus tracks that follow from a 1961 Bill Hardman session without Blakey are longer).
This is a very fine jazz album and great jazz drumming album, and that can be a rare combination.
www.popmatters.com /music/reviews/b/blakeyart-reflections.shtml   (585 words)

 Jazz Messengers   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-07)
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 CATALOG: ART BLAKEY   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-07)
This was the Messengers' Riverside debut, and it attained instant classic status on the strength of its memorable Shorter and Hubbard compositions (two of which are heard in bonus alternate takes), great ballad features by Hubbard and Fuller, and a much-covered arrangement of the title track that features the leader at his most intense.
Art Blakey led many editions of his Jazz Messengers over more than three decades, but a strong argument can be made that the Messengers of his Riverside period constituted his strongest unit.
The result, this Jazz Messengers album, remains a swinging pleasure and a reaffirmation of the belief that this kind of on-the-scene adventure can create some of the most effective recorded jazz.
www.fantasyjazz.com /catalog/blakey_a_cat.html   (1249 words)

 The Jazz Bakery
A graduate of Art Blakey’s Jazz Messengers, extraordinary trumpeter RONEY has worked alongside everyone from Miles Davis to Sonny Rollins while forging his own idiosyncratic path.
His dark-toned trumpet is one of the sweetest in jazz, but be prepared — he’ll whip up a post-bop frenzy in the blink of an eye.
Heavyweight champ of jazz violinists, the audacious CARTER handles everything from Debussy to Bossa Nova to Billie Holiday with fiery poise and profound grace.
www.jazzbakery.org   (661 words)

 BBC Shop - Jazz Legends: Art Blakey & The Jazz Messengers
BBC Music in collaboration with BBC Radio Three present Jazz Legends, a major new CD series featuring the very best Jazz from the BBC archives.
Recorded Live at Ronnie Scott's Club, London, 18th February 1985.The Messengers were appearing at Ronnie Scott's in London when they were recorded on 18th February 1985 for BBC Radio 3.
All are now very familiar names on the jazz scene.
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