Influential American jazz drummer and bandleader (1919-1990) who pioneered the bebop style. Over the years he worked with Fletcher Henderson and Billy Eckstine, and then with bebop musicians Thelonious Monk, Charlie Parker and Dizzy Gillespie before forming the Jazz Messengers in the mid-1950s. Glossy 7 x 5 half-length photo of Blakey intently playing the drums, signed in pink felt tip, "Love Forever, Art Blakey." In fine condition.
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