Inspired by Miles Davis' Kind of Blue along with the latin rhythms and sound of Cal Tjader, trumpeter Ron Francis Blake brings you his debut album featuring special guests, Poncho Sanchez, Seamus Blake, and Walt Weiskopf
The third CD by Zorn’s most intimate 21st century ensemble The Gnostic Trio features these three master musicians tighter than ever. Lush and lyrical, Frisell really opens up adding a level of subtle nuance and beauty to the shimmering tones of harp and vibraphone. Subtitled “Visions from the Walled Garden of William Blake,” I“n Lambeth” celebrates the remarkable work of this legendary Romantic poet, artist and philosopher, presenting nine gorgeous compositions capturing the innocence, open heart, transcendent wisdom and subtle melancholy of one of the world’s most beloved visionaries.
"In June 2007, Blake released the hot new CD, DESIRE. Packed with 15 songs of sexy grooves and beautiful, unforgettable melodies, produced by the legendary Paul Brown and Hussain Jiffry, and mastered by the renowned Bernie Grundman (Michael Jackson, Norah Jones, Kenny G and more), DESIRE has been on the tip of the tongue of reviewers for some time and is sure to catapult Blake to the next level of contemporary jazz stardom."Cheryl Hughey - jazzreview.com