Label: Sunnyside - SSC 1396 • Format: CD Album • Country: US • Genre: Jazz •
A devotee of Coleman Hawkins since his teens, and a more recent acolyte of Lester Young, Blake applied for a grant from Chamber Music America to support him in preparing a suite of compositions titled Contrasts in Individualism. In it he reinterprets, in his own argot, the contrasting styles of those two roots of the tenor saxophone tree. With the funds, Blake self-produced this new eight-tune disc that captures the essence of his subjects.
Yet the language and gestures of midcentury Hawkins and Young filter through, transported into present Coastline - Michael Blake - Tiddy Boom via interplay between the leader, pianist Frank Kimbrough and bassist Ben Allison. Inon the sessions for Amor De CosmosBlake chased a more unitary sound, presenting a sextet of world-class creative musicians based in Vancouver, his hometown, with an array of ノスタルジック 69 - Love Psychedelico - The Greatest Hits and compositional approaches.
On Tiddy BoomBlake finally applies that principle to himself. Where is the written? On Champathose lines were invisible. Here, I embraced the format. I decided to let the good stuff happen organically, and not sanitize the nuances and things that are magical and mysterious by writing them.
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