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Blake Meister

.M. Peabody Conservatory of Music (Jazz Studies); M.M. Catholic University of America (Orchestral Studies). Blake Meister performs and records locally, nationally and internationally. He has performed and/or recorded with a diverse group of world renowned musicians that includes Marc Copland, Larry Willis, Sid Simmons, Benito Gonzalez, Warren Wolf, Buddy Wachter, Paul Bollenback, Yotam Silberstein, Marin Alsop, Jamie Laredo, Alex Norris, Byron Landham, Ralph Peterson, and Gary Thomas. He has received several awards and grants, most recently the 2012 Individual Artist Award for non-classical composition from the Maryland State Arts Council for his upcoming debut album, Septagon

I Fall in Love Too Easily

Label: HighNote Records
Released: 2020
Track listing: Today’s Nights; Heavy Blue; Anna; Habiba; The Meaning of the Blues; Let’s Play; Climax; I Fall in Love Too Easily.

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEW

Larry Willis: I Fall in Love Too Easily

Read "I Fall in Love Too Easily" reviewed by Jack Bowers

I Fall in Love Too Easily is subtitled “The Final Session at Rudy Van Gelder's," as it is not only descriptively but literally the last recording session by veteran pianist Larry Willis, who died at age seventy-six in September 2019, one year after the album was completed at the renowned Van Gelder studio in Englewood Cliffs, ...

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Maryland Events Highlight Women Jazz Artists: Concerts And Panel Discussion Celebrate Women's History Month

Maryland Events Highlight Women Jazz Artists: Concerts And Panel Discussion Celebrate Women's History Month

From its earliest days, women have played key roles in jazz. Vocalists Ella Fitzgerald, Sarah Vaughan and Billie Holiday are legendary singers who exhibited a high level of musicianship. They mastered the technique of their instrument (the voice), learned their music thoroughly and were skilled improvisers like any other band member. Many more talented women have ...

Septagon

Label: Inner Circle Music
Released: 2013
Track listing: Blackout; Sunken City; The Grind; Falling (In Slow Motion); Cynic; Market East; Sunset; Septagon.

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEW

Blake Meister: Septagon

Read "Septagon" reviewed by John Ephland

Well-played, with an internal sense of melody that everyone gets. That's bassist Blake Meister's Septagon in a nutshell. And that “everyone" includes a crew worth paying attention to: pianist Marc Copland, drummer Ralph Peterson, guitarist Paul Bollenback and reed player Gary Thomas. They pretty much all get room to solo as they tackle the charts, the ...

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Blake Meister Releases Debut CD "Septagon" on Inner Circle Music

Blake Meister Releases Debut CD "Septagon" on Inner Circle Music

Jazz bassist and composer Blake Meister has released his debut album, Septagon. The album consists entirely of original compositions, ranging from the off-center blues of the title cut to the evocative imagery of “Sunset" and the engaging tone poem “Market East." “Blake Meister's debut release is filled with inspired writing performed by dedicated educators who are ...


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