domingo, 28 de agosto de 2016

John Blake | Quest

Throughout his career, John Blake veered back and forth between R&B-ish sets and more adventurous dates. A pleasing if not overly distinctive violinist, the versatile Blake played in a wide variety of… 
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The best moments on violinist John Blake's 1992 release are the two selections that feature his former boss, Grover Washington, Jr., on soprano. Washington swings hard on an overly brief version of "Moment's Notice" and plays soulfully on "Val's Blues." Other selections have Blake and his rhythm section (with pianist Joey Calderazzo, bassist Charles Fambrough, drummer Ben Riley, and percussionist Omar Hill) joined by Joe Ford on soprano and mostly playing melodic group originals. The one exception isCharlie Chaplin's "Smile," which features some lyrical violin from the talented if underrated Blake.

John Blake - violin 
Joey Calderazzo - piano 
Charles Fambrough - bass 
Joe Ford - soprano sax 
Ben Riley - drums 
Omar Hill - percussion 
Grover Washington, Jr. - soprano sax

1 - Quest 4:24
2 - New Light 4:24
3 - Smile 11:32 
4 - Ice Angel 15:05
5 - At Home 18:54
6 - Moment'S Notice 22:17 
7 - Ms.Pearl 25:50
8 - Val'S Blues 32:39
9 - Easin'T 38:15


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