My ensemble received a 1, I got first alternate on snare drum, and I’m going to state on mallets! Proud of all my friends who I gas the privilege of watching yesterday. Congratulations to all of you!
Today I’m a better drummer than I’ve ever been. Hopefully I can tell you the same thing tomorrow. #gettingbetter #USCauditionsoon #bringit
Awesome setup at the pep band game on Thursday. #latepost #zildjian
My awesome new 22” K Constantinople medium thin ride low! I love this cymbal! #zildjian
Milvertons’ Jazz Favourites — 7 / 35 → Art Blakey
Born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania in 1919, Art Blakey (later Abdullah Ibn Buhaina) was a drummer and band leader who worked with a vast range of musicians through out his career. He was constantly adding and removing musicians from his band The Jazz Messengers, which he formed in the late 40s and continued to play with into the late 80s. Blakey largely contributed to the bebop and hard bop jazz genres. His drumming style is ferocious but very lose and open, which I like as a nice contrast to the often very tight and precise drumming styles of jazz in the 50s and 60s.