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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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Albums

Fulfillment
Fulfillment
Songlines Recordings
2016
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Tiddy Boom
Tiddy Boom
Sunnyside Records
2014
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In The Grand Scheme Of Things
In The Grand Scheme...
Songlines Recordings
2012
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Control This
Control This
Clean Feed Records
2009
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Amor de Cosmos
Amor de Cosmos
Songlines Recordings
2008
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Amor De Cosmos
Amor De Cosmos
Songlines Recordings
2007
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