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Blackmail, Cindy

Blackmail, Cindy

Blackmail, Cindy, American jazz drummer; b. Yellow Springs, Ohio, Nov. 18, 1959. Cindy Blackman can be a flashy drummer at times but her basic training and technique is solid, befitting an artist who learned her skills at the Univ. of Hartford (classical percussion) and the Berklee Coll. of Music (with Alan Dawson and Lennie Nelson). After moving to N.Y.C. in 1982, Blackman achieved the respect of her jazz compatriots through work with Jackie McLean, Sam Rivers, Ted Curson, and Joe Henderson. She has also garnered some notoriety through her recording and touring with rock musician Lenny Kravitz. As a leader Blackman has recorded four albums for Muse, featuring a variety of new and established talent including Kenny Barron, Ron Carter, Jacky Terrasson, and the Roney brothers, Wallace and Antoine.

Discography

Arcane (1988); Trio + Two (1990); Code Red (1990); Telepathy (1992); Sax Storm (1993); The Oracle (1995); In the Now (1998); Works on Canvas (1999).

—Garaud MacTaggart

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