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Daniel Blake

Album

Da Fé

Label: Sunnyside Records
Released: 2021
Track listing: Prologue—A New Normal; Cry Of The East; Like Fish In Puddles; Pain; The Grifter; The Cliff; Doctor Armchair; Da Fé; Epilogue: It Heals Itself.

Musician

Dan Blake

Most artists who record an album as enthusiastically reviewed as The Aquarian Suite (2012), saxophonist Dan Blake’s scintillating up-to-the-minute take on postbop – “one of the most ridiculously satisfying discs we’ve heard in some time,” crowed the Boston Phoenix – would be eager to follow it up with something in the same vein. And that’s just what he’s done with The Digging (Sunnyside Records, 2016), a trio foray that features Eric Harland on drums. But for the Brooklyn artist, whose ridiculously wide-ranging career has included significant work with great artists as different as avant guru Anthony Braxton and Grammy-winning jazz-pop star Esperanza Spalding, there are compelling reasons to also go in other directions. The Boston Globe has said Blake “regards tradition as a welcoming playground best approached with a sense of wonder and adventure.” A frequent collaborator in this playground is the protean Argentine pianist Leo Genovese, whose recording Seeds (Palmetto) features Blake, who the New York Times called a “virtuoso.” One of those reasons is his burgeoning relationship with the Mivos Quartet, a leading new music chamber group for which he was commissioned to composer a new work by the Jerome Fund for New Music, with support from New Music USA’s Composer Assistance Program

News: Performance / Tour

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 ...

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News: Festival

October 5th thru 8th, the Tri-Centric Foundation presents a 4-day festival "Energies, Ideas, Intuitions: The Tri-Centric Music of Anthony Braxton" at Roulette's new venue

October 5th thru 8th, the Tri-Centric Foundation presents a 4-day festival "Energies, Ideas, Intuitions: The Tri-Centric Music of Anthony Braxton" at Roulette's new venue

This is the most comprehensive portrait of Anthony Braxton ever presented in the United States, with Braxton himself performing or conducting every night, leading a total of 60+ musicians. There will be world and U.S. premieres every evening. Prior to the event, we have released a FREE special sampler CD of Braxton's works, spanning over 3 ...


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