Born: May 19, 1964
For over two decades the Brooklyn based saxophonist/composer/arranger Michael Blake has presented an array of innovative bands and compositions that display a keen ability to simultaneously embrace jazz history while challenging it head on.
His relentless output of late has lead to a number of impressive releases. Last year he released his second self-produced recording with Blake Tartare titled More Like Us (Stunt Records). This incredible band is driven by three of Denmark’s most prominent young jazz musicians: Soren Kjaergaard, Jonas Westergaard and Kresten Osgood. On this outing the brilliant singer/songwriter Maria Laurette �Friis joins the troupe. Last year his Blake Tartare CD (Stunt Records) earned the group a 4 star review in Downbeat Magazine. On Right Before Your Very Ears (Clean Feed) he plays mostly free form trio music with long time cohort’s Ben Allison and Jeff Ballard....
Tiddy BoomSunnyside Records
In The Grand Scheme Of ThingsSonglines Recordings
Control ThisClean Feed Records
Amor de CosmosSonglines Recordings
Amor De CosmosSonglines Recordings
More Like UsStunt Records/Sundance Music
Right Before Your Very EarsClean Feed Records
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- Tiddy Boom by Glenn Astarita
- In the Grand Scheme of Things by Mark F. Turner
- Control This by Troy Collins
- Amor de Cosmos by Sean Patrick Fitzell
- Amor de Cosmos by Jerry D'Souza
- Amor De Cosmos by Troy Collins