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Art Blakey: The Musical Drummer

Read "Art Blakey: The Musical Drummer" reviewed by Anton Rasmussen


“Jazz Washes Away the Dust of Everyday Life" --Art Blakey So said, Abdullah Ibn Buhaina (1919-1990), more widely known to the world of jazz by his pre-Islamic name: Art Blakey. Blakey was my first introduction into the musicality of jazz drumming and, in some senses, my introduction to a lifelong love of jazz.

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Take Five With The Oscillators

Read "Take Five With The Oscillators" reviewed by AAJ Staff


Meet The Oscillators: The Oscillators is a unique and progressive group composed of some of Washington DC's top jazz musicians. The group seeks to break boundaries and forge a new sound in today's ever-fragmented world of modern jazz. The Oscillators' repertoire is almost exclusively original, its sound anchored by syncopated bass and drum rhythms that provide ...


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