Valery Ponomarev Big Band Live — Our Father Who Art Blakey: The Centennial (Summit)

The 2019 centennial birthday of master drummer Art Blakey has inspired a number of tributes, and this album by trumpeter Valery Ponomarev ranks among the best for its ambition. A member of Blakey’s Jazz Messengers from 1977 to 1980, Ponomarev previously recorded a live big-band session with a similar group in 2014. This session, performed…
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