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Buddy Rich
Neil Peart
John Bonham
Steve Gadd
Ringo Starr
Keith Moon
Carl Palmer
Gene Krupa
Max Roach
Elvin Jones
Ginger Baker
Billy Cobham
Stewart Copeland
Dennis Chambers
Jaki Leibezeit
Terry Bozzio
Bill Bruford
Hal Blaine
Mike Portnoy

Jazz Messenger

by jerry Jack (jjstyxx)
(S.Yarmouth,MA USA)

Art Blakey

Art Blakey

Art Blakey was one of the most influential jazz pioneers in the world of progressive jazz whose influence on the many musicians who played at different times with the "Jazz Messengers" group led by him, was enormous!

His POWER was legendary, roaring, driving, intense, and creative ideas set him apart from all contemporary drummers in his time.

Like Buddy Rich, he also didn't read music and felt that the freedom of being "chart free" enabled him to express his own artistic feeling and interpretation of the music and to enjoy
improvisational artistry which was, and is, instantly recognizable to drummers around the world.


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