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Ed Blackwell

Primary Instrument: Drums

Born: October 10, 1929 | Died: October 7, 1992    

Ed Blackwell

Edward Blackwell and his drumming skills were a prime influence on New Orleans drummers in the 1950s. He was a member of the original American Jazz Quintet, which also included Alvin Battiste, and Ellis Marsalis. Blackwell toured extensively with Ornette Coleman, Sonny Rollins, John Coltrane, Randy Weston and other jazz luminaries.

Ed Blackwell was one of the greatest pioneers of free drumming whose main body of work remains within the group context in Ornette Coleman's Quartet and Don Cherry's units. Born in New Orleans, his drum concept fitted perfectly the needs of the new collective music-indeed, traditional New Orleans march rhythms combined with an African and Afro-Cuban influence in his work. A master craftsman, his preoccupation with shifting meters and sonics made him the ideal partner for Ornette. The nature of Ornette's music, the rapid shifts of tempo, the mobile textures, the rock swing, placed immense responsibilities on the drummer....
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    Ed Blackwell Project Vol.2: What It Be Like?

    Telarc
    1994
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    Ed Blackwell Project Vol.1: What It Is?

    Telarc
    1993

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