Michael Blake sax
Alex Haines guitar
Joe Webb organ
Lloyd Haines drums
Please join us as we play music from Michael’s amazing and grooving release, ‘Red Hook Soul’ among other treats. Last time we played Cardiff with Michael it kicked off!
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. This visionary composer and arranger has produced a cornucopia of recordings that vary in context and mood. He has played tenor and soprano saxophone with a diverse range of artists including The Lounge Lizards, Charlie Hunter, Henry Butler/Steven Bernstein & the Hot 9 and Ray Lamontagne.
“The offhand diversity in the set was typical of Mr. Blake, a bandleader of strikingly varied interests. He found a strong groove in every song, and his solos were eventful but concise.” The New York Times
“…a rollicking joyous bounce.” The Huffington Post