Jazz Birthdays: Art Blakey (1919) and Mose Allison (1927)

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Art Blakey will always be known as an originator of modern jazz drumming and as the leader for 30 years of Art Blakey and the Jazz Messengers, a group that showcased new talent. For excerpts, see here.

Mose Allison is a blues singer and jazz pianist with a unique droll and ironic style. He’s been making albums since 1957 and has influenced subsequent musicians such as Tom Waits, Jimi Hendrix, The Who and The Rolling Stones. He sings here.

4:37 am on October 11, 2012