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Art Blakey —
born on October 11, 1919,
died on October 16, 1990
Art Blakey was an American jazz drummer and bandleader. He was known as Abdullah Ibn Buhaina after he became a Muslim... (wikipedia)
Jazz is known all over the world as an American musical art form and that's it. No America, no jazz. I've seen people try to connect it to other countries, for instance to Africa, but it doesn't have a damn thing to do with Africa.
You can't seperate modern jazz from rock or from rhythm and blues - you can't seperate it. Because that's where it all started, and that's where it all come from - that's where I learned to keep rhythm - in church.
Music washes away the dust of every day life.
Music is supposed to wash away the dust of everyday life.
A name doesn't make the music. It's just called that to differentiate it from other types of music.