You know what I kinda like? Jazz violin. I’m talking about Billy Bang, Regina Carter, Stuff Smith... well, I don’t know many other jazz violinists.
But I recently discovered John Blake, Jr. A track from Blake’s 2005 duo album with bassist Avery Sharpe – “Epic Ebony Journey” – is available as a FREE MP3.
Between the two of them, Sharpe and Blake have recorded and toured with the likes of McCoy Tyner, Archie Shepp, Pat Metheny and Grover Washington.
Click here to hear “Movin’ Up” (a Blake composition) on my Vox blog. To download it, click the title below.
“Movin’ Up” (MP3)
Album available at iTunes Music Store
Album available at Amazon MP3