Art Blakey: Jazz Messenger Leslie Gourse

ISBN: 0752187429999

Published: September 11th 2002

Hardcover

209 pages


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Art Blakey: Jazz Messenger  by  Leslie Gourse

Art Blakey: Jazz Messenger by Leslie Gourse
September 11th 2002 | Hardcover | PDF, EPUB, FB2, DjVu, talking book, mp3, RTF | 209 pages | ISBN: 0752187429999 | 4.47 Mb

In the 1950s, Art Blakey and the Jazz Messengers introduced hard bop, a of blend bebop, blues, gospel and Latin music that has defined that jazz mainstream ever since. Although his influence as a drummer and bandleader was enormous, his greatestMoreIn the 1950s, Art Blakey and the Jazz Messengers introduced hard bop, a of blend bebop, blues, gospel and Latin music that has defined that jazz mainstream ever since. Although his influence as a drummer and bandleader was enormous, his greatest contribution may have been as a mentor to younger musicians such as Wayne Shorter, Freddie Hubbard, Lee Morgan, Jackie McLean and Wynton Marsalis.

Biographer Leslie Gourse chronicles Blakeys colourful life and career, from his childhood in Pittsburgh to his final years as an international jazz icon.



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