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Art Blakey

Art Blakey (October 11 1919October 16 1990), jazz drummer.

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  • On a live performance: "If you feel like tapping your feet, tap your feet. If you feel like clapping your hands, clap your hands. And if you feel like taking off your shoes, take off your shoes. We are here to have a ball. So we want you to leave your worldly troubles outside and come in here and swing."
    • Source At the Jazz Corner of the World, Blue Note, 1959
  • ...so go on and play, and if you make a mistake, make it loud so you won't make it next time.
    • Source "A Night in Tunisia"

Quotes about Art BlakeyEdit

  • If Art Blakey's old-fashioned, I'm white.
    • Miles Davis, in Du Noyer, Paul (2003). The Illustrated Encyclopedia of Music (1st ed.). Fulham, London: Flame Tree Publishing. p. 136. ISBN 1-904041-96-5. 

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