Art Blakey and the Jazz Messengers were the quintessential "hard bop" ensemble, rooted in the core elements of Swing and Blues. As Jazz became more prevalent and expansive, the characteristic "hard bop" of the Messengers became accepted as the global definition for Jazz music. Art Blakey, its eldest and most eloquent exponent, was its master. This brilliant performance at Ronnie Scott's from February 21st 1985 is a testament to this fact.
Famed jazz musician Art Blakey performs live at Ronnie Scott's club in London, England. Between numbers, Blakey discusses his life, music, and personal beliefs.
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