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Michael Blake - The Restless Adventures of a World Awakening Artist

Michael Blake - The Restless Adventures of a World Awakening Artist

Playing tracks by

Blake and Brass, Red Hook Soul, Michael Blake, MB, Lucky Thompson Project and more.

Chart positions

This show was 2nd in the global nu jazz chart, 14th in the global indie chart, 25th in the global funk - soul - jazz chart and 28th in the global jazz chart.

An enduring presence for the last 30 years, saxophonist, composer and bandleader Michael Blake has built his reputation playing jazz and creative music in New York City. The visionary composer and arranger has built a discography that impresses for depth and range, from his hard-hitting projects Hellbent and Blake Tartare, to the soul and R&B tinged Red Hook Soul, to tribute projects dedicated to the repertoire of Lucky Thompson and Herbie Nichols, not to mention his compelling musical travelogues.

In advance of the next Rizzoli Music Aperitivo curated by Mondo Jazz [Sunday 7 April 2019 – 5pm - 1133 Broadway btw 25th-26th St. NYC], this mixtape features highlights from his wide-ranging discography.

The playlist features Michael Blake, Blake and Brass, Red Hook Soul, Frank Kimbrough, Ben Allison, Rudy Royston, Herbie Nichols Project, Blake Tartare, Samuel Blaser, Michael Sarin, Jeff Ballard, Hellbent.

Photo: Ludovico Granvassu



Great listening, love the Red Hook Soul especially, thank you for sharing!

Mondo Jazz
Mondo Jazz

Lovely to hear... indeed Red Hook Soul is a phenomenal album. Stay tuned ;-)

Kristian Radolovic

Another impressive jazz mix built around a noted composer of that style of music. You always exceed expectations for your sets and this one is once again no exception. Excellent Jazz music on display yet again wonderful

Mondo Jazz
Mondo Jazz

Thank you Kristian. So happy you enjoyed the music of one of my contemporary musical heroes. Stay tuned ;-)

Jazz (and More) with An Accent

What's the playlist?

Mondo Jazz
Mondo Jazz

Here you go:
Michael Blake "Volunteered Slavery" from "Red Hook Soul" (Ropeadope) 9:16
Michael Blake "The Champa Theme" from "Kingdom of Champa" (Intuition) 29:15
Michael Blake "Surfing Sahara" from "Elevated" (Knitting Factory) 24:31
Michael Blake "Lucky Charms" from "The World Awakes" (Stunt) 29:15
Michael Blake "Departures" from "Fulfillment" (Songlines) 37:50
Michael Blake "I Love You More Than Words Can Say" from "Red Hook Soul" (Ropeadope) 43:31
Michael Blake, Frank Kimbrough, Ben Allison, Rudy Royston "Boogaloop" from "Tiddy Boom" (Sunnyside) 48:24
Herbie Nichols Project "Delights" from "Strange City" (Palmetto) 51:56
Michael Blake "Treat Her Right" from "In the Grand Scheme of Things" (Songlines) 59:19
Michael Blake Sextet "The Wash Away" from "Amor de Cosmos" (Songlines) 1:04:58
Blake Tartare "Lemmy Caution" from "Blake Tartare" (Stunt) 1:12:13
Michael Blake "Teo Walks" from "Drift" (Intuition) 1:18:31
Blake Tartare "Something in the Water" from "More Like Us" (Stunt) 1:20:40
Michael Blake "Lady Red" from "Drift" (Intuition) 1:28:39
Michael Blake, Samuel Blaser, Michael Sarin "You Don't Know" from "Transmissions - Made in China" (ForTune) 1:34:22
Michael Blake, Ben Allison, Jeff Ballard "Mount Harissa" from "Right Before Your Ears" (Clean Feed) 1:39:21
Hellbent "I Want You Back" from "Hellbent" (Self-released) 1:43:10
Blake and Brass "Put Down the Phone" from "Live at Dupuy's Landing" (Unreleased) 1:48:43

La fabrock
La fabrock

That was intense !

Mondo Jazz
Mondo Jazz

Thank you for listening. Glad you enjoyed it. Stay tuned ;-)

Jennifer DeMeritt

One of my faves. What a treat!