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Saxophone Jazz

Michael Blake's World Time Zone Premiers Contrasts in Individualism at The Kitano

Ralph A. Miriello | Posted 03.23.2014 | Arts
Ralph A. Miriello

On a Thursday night at the elegant Kitano Jazz club in Manhattan the saxophonist Michael Blake premiered his latest work Contrasts in Individualism, a series of compositions inspired by two of the twentieth century's most influential pre-bop tenor men, Coleman Hawkins and Lester Young.

Chuck Owen & The Jazz Surge Takes Us Down America's Rapids With His River Runs

Ralph A. Miriello | Posted 09.14.2013 | Arts
Ralph A. Miriello

For anyone who has experienced the beauty and awe of white water rafting, kayaking or even just climbing a peak, Mr. Owen's concerto is the next best thing to being transported there.