Art Blakey

When I first got wind of drummer extraordinaire Art Blakey I had just graduated from high school. Talking jazz was a regular thing for us and who we thought had the best skills etc. This was when I heard the most unbelievable news to a trumpet player that was killed from being shot by a female acquaintance to be polite, and this cat was trumpeter great Lee Morgan. It’s amazing how all this fits together because one of the first albums I ever heard from Blakey was featuring Lee Morgan on trumpet who eventually became one of my favorite artist. His album the Gigolo is pretty incredible and a must hear for anyone that’s never had the pleasure of this pure jazz masterpiece from Lee Morgan a truly great trumpet player.