Tue Aug 1

Dan Blake and The Digging

Tue, August 1
8PM / $10 - $15
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An die Musik Live!

409 N. Charles St.
Baltimore, MD 21201

Dan Blake

“Blake, whose versatility and probing ears have made him a ripe collaborator for both Julian Lage and Anthony Braxton within a year, brings an intelligence and taste for adventure but also a solid swing and tradition-hugging mandate to his work as both player and writer.” Downbeat Magazine (4 star review)

Dan Blake - saxophone
Dmitry Ishenko - bass

Jeff Williams - drums

http://sunnysidezone.com/album/the-digging

It isn’t rare for artists to speak of the journey that they have taken in their maturation. It is more
impressive when they apply the principles of discovery and challenge into every part of their
lives. Saxophonist and composer Dan Blake happens to be just one of those artists who strives to
do just that in an effort to make himself a better artist and person.

From the beginning of his musical studies, Blake has made it his aim to work as a leader in the
jazz tradition, but on his own terms. His interest in music from all over the world and his work
with a diverse group of leaders, including Esperanza Spalding, Julian Lage and Anthony Braxton,
has produced a musician and listener of depth. Blake has brought that all-encompassing spirit to
his own work, with his first two recordings being somewhat historical forays into early jazz and
post bop, as seen through the lens of Blake’s idiosyncratic and modernistic style. He has gone on
to experiment with modern classical and more avant-garde work, trying to blur the boundaries of
each.

The trio that Blake enlists includes his long time friend and collaborator Dmitry Ishenko on bass and legendary drummer Jeff Williams (Dave Liebman, Stan Getz, Joe Lovano, etc.). Ishenko is a natural choice as Blake has played with him for nearly 15 years and they were both students of great pedagogue and soprano saxophone innovator Steve Lacy. Williams' excellence behind the kit is no secret and he has revitalized the music of a new generation of players with his wisdom and inventiveness.

Tickets: $15 in advance/$18 at door /$10 full-time students  with ID

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