Born: December Primary Instrument: Bass
The Alex Blake Quartet: Alex Blake - Electric & Acoustic Bass, Chris Hunter - Sax, Ted Cruz / Benito Gonzalez - Keyboards, Victor Jones - Drums, Neil Clarke - Percussion.
Alex Blake's recording and touring dates read like a who's who of all the who's that have ever played jazz!
When looking at his list of accomplishments, it is surprising that the creative bass stylings of Alex Blake have not reached the status of household word. The range of Alex Blake's talent is bordering on phenomenal, as a plethora of musicians in virtually every style call upon him for truly unique bass playing....
Festival International de Jazz de Montreal 2005, Day 3 By Andrey Henkin
Bassist Alex Blake, who wowed the crowd with his seated, heavily percussive upright bass attack. Though Weston and guest Candido, conguero supremo, were the top billing, Blake stole the show with his unique approach.
Blake's remarkable soloing on African Sunrise employed every imaginable aspect of his instrument. Tapping on the wood, strumming, sliding his fingers up and down the strings, scatting along with his bass lines, he displayed incredible virtuosity combined with inventive musicality in a fashion that was stunningly entertaining. Don Heckman, The Los Angeles Times
Alex Blake Acoustic & Electric Bass, Vocals
Pharoah Sanders Tenor Sax
John Hicks Piano
Victor Jones drums
Neil Clarke Percussion
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