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Art Blakey

Drummer (11-Oct-1919 — 16-Oct-1990)


Alan Goldsher. Hard Bop Academy: The Sidemen of Art Blakey and the Jazz Messengers. Hal Leonard Corporation. 2002. 179pp.

Leslie Gourse. Art Blakey: Jazz Messenger. Schirmer. 2002. 209pp.


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  2. Encyclopaedia Britannica Online [link]

  3. Internet Movie Database [link]

  4. Wikipedia [link]

  5. Chambers Biographical Dictionary, 5th Edition (p.163)

  6. Harvard Concise Dictionary of Music and Musicians (p.74)

  7. Cambridge Dictionary of American Biography (p.69)

  8. Baker's Biographical Dictionary of Musicians, 8th Edition (p.102)

  9. Hutchinson Paperback Dictionary of Biography (p.56)

  10. Legends in Their Own Time (p.26)

  11. The World Almanac Biographical Dictionary (p.343)

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