Art Appreciation: A 100th-Anniversary Celebration of Art Blakey

There’s a saying attributed to the drummer Art Blakey: “Music washes away the dust of everyday life.” It was something he liked to say to his audiences from the bandstand, an opening invocation meant to bring listeners into a place of receptivity. But the motto has resonated through the years as a kind of mantra

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