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Michael Blake

Primary Instrument: Saxophone

Born: May 19, 1964    

Michael Blake

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....
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  • In The Grand Scheme Of Things

    Songlines Recordings
    2012
  • Control This

    Clean Feed Records
    2009
  • Amor de Cosmos

    Songlines Recordings
    2008
  • Amor De Cosmos

    Songlines Recordings
    2007
  • More Like Us

    Stunt Records/Sundance Music
    2006
  • Right Before Your Very Ears

    Clean Feed Records
    2006
  • Right Before Your Very Ears

    Clean Feed Records
    2005
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