Home » Search Center » Results: Art Blakey And The Jazz Messengers

Results for "Art Blakey And The Jazz Messengers"

Advanced search options

Musician

David Cowan

Born:

Drummer, David Cowan is a Los Angeles-based musician who is available for recording sessions, and live performances. He has performed with great musicians and performers including Brian McKnight, Howard Hewitt, Clark Terry, Les McCann, Ralph Peterson, Don Byron, Esperanza Spaulding, Jessica Vautor, The Boston Pops, Lalah Hathaway, Frank McComb, Shirley Caesar, Ali Woodson, Daryl Coley, Jennifer Holiday, Marilyn McCoo and Billy Davis Jr., The Fifth Dimension, Tom Coster, Abraham Laboriel Sr. Walter Beasley, Andre Ward, Errica Campbell (from gospel duo Mary Mary) and many more. Currently, David is promoting the latest release from his LA based Afro-Latin funk/Rock band One Tribe Nation!

10

Article: Year in Review

Mike Jurkovic's Best Recordings of 2021

Read "Mike Jurkovic's Best Recordings of 2021" reviewed by Mike Jurkovic


Once again we give thanks to the artists that kept us real. Kept us sane. Kept us from going off the rails like the whole rest of the reality around us. Fortunately there was so much more than this. Here is the music that hit in a big way and that stays foremost on the radar. ...

News: Recording

Art Blakey: Flight to Tokyo

Art Blakey: Flight to Tokyo

In January 1961, Art Blakey and the Jazz Messengers were on their first tour of Japan. That year, the Messengers consisted of a tough bunch of signature players—Lee Morgan (tp), Wayne Shorter (ts), Bobby Timmons (p), Jymie Merritt (b) and Blakey (d). This particular line-up of Messengers had been together since early 1960, when they recorded ...

1

News: Video / DVD

JoAnne Brackeen + Art Blakey

JoAnne Brackeen + Art Blakey

JoAnne Brackeen is a jazz pianist with thunderous talent. She's an original who soars as a soloist, in duets, in trios, quartets and beyond. Her hands hit the keyboard with enormous power and her churning style mixes abstraction, bop and hard bop, turning standards inside out and setting her own originals on fire. I love her ...

15

Article: Album Review

Eric Binder: Hard Bop

Read "Hard Bop" reviewed by Phillip Woolever


Eric Binder is a drummer based in the Chicago area gaining recognition as a teacher and technician who combines slick sequencing and academic awareness to create modern masterworks with a classic jazz sound. This abbreviated yet consistently inspiring album affirms Binder as a rising force on the US jazz scene. Authenticity is obviously vital ...

41

Article: Interview

John McLaughlin: Where The Muse Leads

Read "John McLaughlin: Where The Muse Leads" reviewed by Mike Jacobs


John McLaughlin—Miles Davis protégé. Jazz/rock revolutionary. East-meets-West visionary. Acoustic, electric and electronic guitar maestro. Now elder statesman of jazz—what is there left to say? A lot it seems... As a septuagenarian who was facing debilitating hand issues—and possibly the end of his playing career—he was starting to say his farewells to touring ...

3

News: Video / DVD

Art Blakey: Just Coolin'

Art Blakey: Just Coolin'

Listening back to the tape he recorded at Rudy Van Gelder's studio in Hackensack, N.J., on March 8, 1959, Blue Note producer Alfred Lion liked what he heard. Art Blakey and the Jazz Messengers were on fire. The music was tight and ferocious, with the horns—trumpeter Lee Morgan and tenor saxophonist Hank Mobley—improvising on point. The ...

22

Article: My Blue Note Obsession

Art Blakey and the Jazz Messengers: Moanin’ – Blue Note 4003

Read "Art Blakey and the Jazz Messengers: Moanin’ – Blue Note 4003" reviewed by Marc Davis


Jazz fans will argue forever over the best version of The Jazz Messengers. Was it the group with Wayne Shorter and Lee Morgan that made A Night in Tunisia in 1960? The 1954 edition with Horace Silver, Clifford Brown and Lou Donaldson that made A Night at Birdland? (Which isn't technically a Jazz Messengers album, but ...

19

Article: My Blue Note Obsession

Cliff Jordan and John Gilmore: Blowing in From Chicago – 1957

Read "Cliff Jordan and John Gilmore: Blowing in From Chicago – 1957" reviewed by Marc Davis


Imagine if Art Blakey and the Jazz Messengers, at the height of their popularity in 1957, invited a couple of sax guys you've never heard of to play with them. The result would be Blowing in From Chicago--a lively, wonderful record firmly in the Blue Note bop tradition. The rhythm section is ...

9

Article: Album Review

Tony Adamo: Tony Adamo & The New York Crew

Read "Tony Adamo & The New York Crew" reviewed by Nicholas F. Mondello


Some wit once quipped that when you go to Heaven, you hear the voice of God--who is actually imitating the late, great “movie trailer guy," Don LaFontaine. If that's so, for those jazzers entering the Heavenly corner reserved for bereted hipsters and late-night flipsters, Big G must assuredly be trying to cop Tony Adamo.


Engage

Contest Giveaways
Enter our latest contest giveaway sponsored by Mahakala Music
Jazz Polls
Cast your vote in our Favorite Living Drummers poll
Publisher's Desk
Celebrating jazz birthdays on the home page
Read on.

Get more of a good thing

Our weekly newsletter highlights our top stories and includes your local jazz events calendar.