His performance career spanned six decades, and during that time, all of the famous young lions of jazz got their start with Art Blakey and the Jazz Messengers.
Listen to / watch our interview with Art Blakey
8 minutes, 20 seconds
A true legend, and an unwavering evangelist for the traditional elements of jazz, Art Blakey talks from his soul about his magnificent career. Kingsley H. Smith from Powerhouse Radio was lucky enough to chat with Art Blakey while Art was still performing. Art passed away in 1990 at the age of 71.
This live interview is from August 18, 1977, (WUSS in Atlantic City, NJ).
The YouTube version of this audio conversation is 8 minutes plus with lots of his album covers for you to enjoy!