The Jazz Session

The Jazz Session

The Jazz Session #623: Michael Blake

August 02, 2023

Saxophonist Michael Blake’s new album is Dance of the Mystic Bliss (P&M Records, 2023). Michael talks about his mom, to whom the album is dedicated; the recording process, especially the percussion; his days with the Lounge Lizards; working with Teo Macero and Scotty Hard; and a lot more.


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