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Art Blakey Obituary... Black American jazz drummer...

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October 17, 1990


* Death report of Jazz drummer Art Blakey

Page A20 has a quarter page article: "Art Blakey; Drummer, Mentor Led the Jazz Messengers", which includes a small photo. A portion of the text includes: "Born in Pittsburgh where he toiled in the steel mills by day while listening  to the Early Hines and Dick Stabile bands on the radio at night, Blakey started out as a pianist. He taught himself well enough to preform at local clubs but - as he said in a 1981 interview - 'One evening Erroll Garner sat in for me.  I know that was the end of my life as a pianist.'" Blakey played drums with musician greats... Dizzy Gillespie, Charlie Parker & Sarah Vaughn.
Included are all major sections of the newspaper. The front page has toning at the midfold, but the issue is otherwise in very good condition.

Category: The 20th Century