Definition of Art Blakey from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary


Art Blakey

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(also Abdulla Ibn Buhaina) (1919-90) a US jazz musician who played the drums. From 1954 he led a small group, the Jazz Messengers, and one of their most successful records was Buhaina's Delight (1961). He was chosen for the Jazz Hall of Fame in 1981.