Leading many musicians through his “Hard Bop Academy”, Art Blakey was one of the most important jazz drummers in history.
The term is well-known, but many jazz newcomers often ask: what is bebop? And why is it hailed as the most important development in jazz? Here’s the story.
Singer, songwriter and neo-soul icon Erykah Badu was the latest guest on NPR’s popular ‘Tiny Desk Concert’ series performing two of her defining hits, ‘Rimshot’ and ‘Green Eyes’