Content by tag "Dan Blake"

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Spring Roll: Episodes

Read "Episodes" reviewed by John Sharpe

French flautist Sylvaine Hélary's Spring Roll follow up their ambitious debut Printemps (Ayler, 2015) with another adventurous outing on Episodes. While the first disc incorporated words and voices, the twist this time is that Hélary commissioned works from three of New York City's finest composer-improvisers, pianists Matt Mitchell and Kris Davis, and saxophonist Dan Blake, to ...

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Dan Blake: The Digging

Read "The Digging" reviewed by Neri Pollastri

Album interessante per trasversalità stilistica e uno spirito di ricerca che emerge fin dal titolo, questo The Digging è opera del sassofonista Dan Blake, accompagnato in trio senza pianoforte dal contrabbassista Dmitry Ishenko, con il quale ha una lunga collaborazione, e dall'ottima batterista Eric Harland.

Blake è autore di tutte le composizioni e vi ...

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Dan Blake: The Digging

Read "The Digging" reviewed by Budd Kopman

Saxophonist Dan Blake is one of those musicians who are always on a quest to expand their musical horizons, to assimilate into his music any and all of his life experiences, musical or not. As both a player and a composer, Blake demonstrates an intensity coupled with a very fertile and searching mind. Aside from his ...

ARTICLE: LIVE FROM NEW YORK

Colonic Youth, Andy Farber, Tal Ronen & Paquito D'Rivera

Read "Colonic Youth, Andy Farber, Tal Ronen & Paquito D'Rivera" reviewed by Martin Longley

Colonic Youth
Trans-Pecos
December 22, 2014

In the wintry wasteland, the new-ish Trans-Pecos venue did not seem to boast a particularly peachy set-up. It may or may not still be operated by Todd P, normally known as a promoter of slightly swerved rock outfits, and there were tales of this ...

NEWS: RECORDING

Saxophonists Seamus Blake/Chris Cheek Release "Reeds Ramble" -- CD Release Party at Smalls in March

Saxophonists Seamus Blake/Chris Cheek Release "Reeds Ramble" -- CD Release Party at Smalls in March

Seamus Blake & Chris Cheek
Celebrate New CD
Reeds Ramble
With 3 Nights @ Smalls
March 13, 14 & 15 Smalls Jazz Club
183 West 10th Street
Greenwich Village
183 W 10th St
New York, NY 10014 About Reeds Ramble Seamus Blake, Thelonious ...

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Saxophonist/Composer Dan Blake Presents The World Premiere Of His New Work, "The Dust Moves" - For String Quartet, Saxophone & Animation

Saxophonist/Composer Dan Blake Presents The World Premiere Of His New Work, "The Dust Moves" - For String Quartet, Saxophone & Animation

Saxophonist and composer Dan Blake “regards tradition as a welcoming playground best approached with a sense of wonder and adventure." —Andy Gilbert, The Boston Globe "He will do justice to any musical situation." —Danilo Pérez "One of the most adventurous and diverse young players I have heard in some time" —Dave Liebman "Thank you Daniel Blake for un-packaging the ...

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Dan Blake: The Aquarian Suite

Read "The Aquarian Suite" reviewed by AAJ Italy Staff

L'iniziale “The Whistler" ha tutte le carte in regola per essere il classico brano di presentazione di un brillante quartetto neo bop, con tromba e sax che all'unisono si muovono eleganti sul ritmo elastico di contrabbasso e batteria. Ma poi, in modo quasi impercettibile, il fraseggio si fa più obliquo, la front-line sembra imboccare sentieri meno rassicuranti, il sostegno ritmico ...

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Oscar Peñas: From Now On

Read "From Now On" reviewed by AAJ Italy Staff

Oscar Peñas è nato a Barcellona, ma risiede negli Stati Uniti da parecchio tempo. Sull'asse Spagna-America si è sviluppata la sua carriera e anche la sua musica ne ha risentito positivamente. Il suo primo viaggio verso gli States è stato per diplomarsi alla Berklee School, poi il ritorno a Barcellona per cominciare la sua vera carriera jazzistica ...

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Saxophonist Dan Blake On Tour in Support of The Aquarian Suite

Saxophonist Dan Blake On Tour in Support of The Aquarian Suite

Saxophonist/Composer Dan Blake On Tour In Support of his Brooklyn Jazz Underground Recording The Aquarian Suite December 5 @ Chris' Jazz Café, Philadelphia, PA December 6 @ Twins Jazz, Washington, D.C. December 7 @ The Cornelia Street Café, NYC December 9-10 @ Wally's Café, Boston, MA, The Aquarian Suite features: Dan Blake (saxophone, compositions), Jason Palmer (trumpet), Jorge Roeder (bass) + Richie Barshay ...

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Dan Blake - Aquarian Suite (2011)

When taking in Julian Lage's uniquely poetic Gladwell earlier this year, I sensed something uncommonly creative about Lage's saxophonist, Dan Blake, and his ability to blend in flawlessly with a cello and play music that reconciled jazz and folk and classical music. He even contributed music that fit perfectly into this eclectic formula, with “However." But, ...