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Art Blakey - The Eternal Jazzman

Two days before Art Blakey was to end a week-long engagement at Blues Alley in Washington, D.C., I had the opportunity to spend an afternoon with the legendary drummer. Blakey is a simple man of simple words who exudes love…

Feb 23, 2017

Influences - Billy Higgins

The year was 1959, and in New York City, Ornette Coleman’s quartet was creating a bona fide controversy with its six-week run at the Five Spot. The music was rhythmically loose and had at its core a melodic and harmonic…

Feb 23, 2017


The jazz great has spent the year in constant motion, spearheading multiple ensembles, including one holding special interest for drummers. TO READ THE FULL STORY: LOG IN Digital Access $4.99 /month or $49.99 /year SAVE 15% Digital Monthly Magazine 47…

Feb 23, 2017

Bebop Syncopation - Part 1: Max Roach and Art Blakey

Ted Reed’s Progressive Steps to Syncopation for the Modern Drummer is considered a timeless book by many leading drummers and educators. One page alone can inspire a lifetime’s worth of practice material. In this series of articles we’ll explore new…

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Feb 23, 2017

May 2008 - Volume 32 • Number 5

Tomas Haake, Stan Lynch, Max Roach, Art Blakey, Philly Joe Jones, Jeff Sipe, The Blue Man Group, Han Bennick, Homer Steinweiss, Jimmy Carl Black, Ben Gillies, Sean O’Shea, Jens Hannemann, Kenny Aronoff, Jojo Mayer, Johnny Rabb TO READ THE FULL…

May 1, 2008

December 2003 - Volume 27 • Number 12

Morgan Rose, Ed Toth, Sherrie Maricle, Charles Collins, Earl Young, Chad Sexton, Zach Danziger, John Stanier, Evan Stone, Steve Fidyk, John Bonham, Art Blakey, Josh Freese, Tony Royster Jr., Jeff Hamilton TO READ THE FULL STORY: LOG IN Digital Access…

Dec 1, 2003

December 2001 - Volume 25 • Number 12

Wuv, Joe Morello, Tim Alexander, Scott F. Crago, Steve Jocz, Cyrus Bolooki, Bun E. Carlos, Philip Peeples, Bobby Caldwell, Brain St. Clair, Rikki Rockett, Buddy Rich, Art Blakey, Papa Jo Jones, Pat Wilson, Bill Stewart, Danny Gottlieb, Mike Bordin TO…

Dec 1, 2001

January 2001 - Volume 25 • Number 1

Tré Cool, Wuv, Nicko McBrain, Dave Krusen, Phil Ehart, Trey Gray, Steve Gadd, Joe Morello, Rod Morgenstein, Peter Erskine, Neil Peart, Mel Lewis, Roy Burns, Mark Parsons, Rick Van Horn, Tony Williams, Buddy Rich, John Bonham, Tito Puente, Alan Dawson,…

Jan 1, 2001

November 1999 - Volume 23 • Number 11

Jeff “Tain” Watts, Rodney Holmes, Brooks Wackerman, Art Blakey, Steve Ferrone, Jonathan Joseph, Ed Toth, Steven Drozd, Brett Chassen, Vinnie Colaiuta, Byron McMackin, Steve Smith, Graham Lear, Vinnie Paul, Ian Paice TO READ THE FULL STORY: LOG IN Digital Access…

Nov 1, 1999

October 1999 - Volume 23 • Number 10

Max Weinberg, Bobby Previte, Matt Abts, Sam Woodyard, Tom Teasley, Nick D’Virgilio, Dennis Diken, Janet Weiss, Jim Bogios, Fran Breen, Tomas Haake, Dave Weckl, Art Blakey, David Silveria, John “JR” Robinson, Terry Bozzio TO READ THE FULL STORY: LOG IN…

Oct 1, 1999

September 1984 - Volume 8 • Number 9

Art Blakey, Carmine Appice, Arthur Press, Jonathan Moffett, Joey Franco, Alex Van Halen, Steve Smith, Simon Phillips, Eric Carr, Neil Peart TO READ THE FULL STORY: LOG IN Digital Access $4.99 /month or $49.99 /year SAVE 15% Digital Monthly Magazine…

Sep 1, 1984

February March 1981 - Volume 5 • Number 1

Peter Criss, John Bonham, Rick Marotta, Mel Lewis, Art Blakey, Rod Morgenstein, Bill Bruford, Jack DeJohnette, Don Lamond, Peter Hoorelbeke TO READ THE FULL STORY: LOG IN Digital Access $4.99 /month or $49.99 /year SAVE 15% Digital Monthly Magazine 47…

Feb 1, 1981