Alto saxophonist Charlie 'Bird' Parker and pianist Thelonious Monk performing at the Open Door Cafe, New York City in The Village 1953 . "sorry no exterior shot of the club" Bob Parent / Archive Photos — in New York, NY.
Blakey assumed an aggressive swing style of contemporaries Chick Webb, Sid Catlett & Ray Bauduc early in his career, and is known, alongside Kenny Clarke and Max Roach as one of the inventors of the modern bebop style of drumming.
Cindy Blackman—Best recognized as the drummer for Lenny Kravitz, Blackman has played for nearly every modern jazz artist around. She has proven time and again that women can more than hold their own in the jazz world, playing with a subtle, sinewy style t