Elevated

by Michael Blake

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The more refined Blake becomes as a horn player and recording artist, the more he learns about finesse. Ultimately Elevated is about his move towards gracefulness. This group is terrifically tight and as each piece presents itself, a great creative thrust is achieved. I haven’t spun a more perfectly titled disc in along time.
Jim Macnie, Downbeat, June 2002

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released July 1, 2001

Michael Blake - tenor and soprano saxophone
Frank Kimbrough - piano
Ben Allison - bass
Mike Mazor - drums
Engineered by Katherine Miller
Mixed by Scott Harding (aka Scotty Hard)
Mastered by Mike Fossenkemper (Turtle Tone Studios)
Produced by Michael Blake
Cover photo by Daniel Blaufuks
Recorded at Current Sounds NYC on July 6, 2000

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Michael Blake Brooklyn, New York

The Canadian born tenor and soprano saxophonist Michael Blake has been a mainstay in the New York scene for over 30 years and has put out over a dozen albums under his name. Among the many artists he has performed with are The Lounge Lizards, Steven Bernstein, Charlie Hunter and Ben Allison. ... more

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