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Ron Blake

Multi-talented saxophonist Ron Blake inhabits many worlds, and nowhere is this more apparent than on his third release for Mack Avenue, Shayari (shy-ree). Produced by pianist Michael Cain (who also appears on the CD), Shayari (the meaning, in Urdu, a type of ancient poetry consisting of couplets and a highly stylized form of verse considered extremely beautiful) combines fertile ground from each of Blake’s worlds to create an extraordinary landscape of its own. Showcased here in an intimate, unplugged, trio setting, the CD also features performances by special guests drummer Jack DeJohnette, bassist Christian McBride, violinist Regina Carter and percussionist Gilmar Gomes.

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”...With all the influence in his vocabulary, Ron Blake's very much his own man and one of the greatest tenor players of our time....”

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Discography

Shayari

Shayari

Mack Avenue Records
2008

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Shayari

Shayari

Mack Avenue Records
2007

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Sonic Tonic

Sonic Tonic

Mack Avenue Records
2005

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Lest We Forget

Lest We Forget

Mack Avenue Records
2003

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Up Front and Personal

Tahmun Records
2000

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