Bobby Watson, alto sax, Bill Pierce, tenor sax; Wynton Marsalis, trumpet; James Williams, piano; Charles Fambrough, bass; Art Blakey, drums. STRAIGHT AHEAD/ART BLAKEY AND THE JAZZ MESSENGERS. Price: JPY Sold Out. CD jazz. Shop: Hifido record shop. At a time when many jazz musicians were experimenting with electronics and fusing their music with pop, the Messengers were a mainstay of straight-ahead. Drummer Art Blakey lead his Jazz Messengers ensemble for many years in “One For All is no-nonsense modern straight-ahead jazz played by some of the top. Art Blakey's stated goal was to be a great drummer. Among the notable players who were members of Blakey's group, the Jazz Messengers, are pianists. Best Jazz Instrumental Performance, Group. Art Blakey And The Jazz Messengers Live At Sweet Basil (Album). 27th Annual GRAMMY Awards (). ART BLAKEY & THE JAZZ MESSENGERS Straight Ahead ( US 6-track LP, recorded live at the Keystone Korner, San Francisco in June that year - Wynton Marsalis. Arranged by Bobby Watson: E.T.A., Jazz Sextet Arrangement [Three Horns and Recorded by ART BLAKEY & THE JAZZ MESSENGERS on STRAIGHT AHEAD [Concord Jazz. THIS set reissues In This Korner () and Straight Ahead (), both recorded live at San Francisco's Keystone Korner. Hard Bop legend Art Blakey and his Jazz Messengers made any number of albums after his Album of the Year (April ) and Straight Ahead (June ).