Saturday, March 22, 2008

Shreveport's Brian Blade continues to headline in NYC jazz circles; this week with Joshua Redman

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New York Times writer Nate Chinen caught Brian Blade drumming with saxophonist Joshua Redman at the Village Vanguard this week and noted about one tune, "“Surrey,” long associated with Mr. Rollins, frothed up to a fever pitch: at one point Mr. Blade sent a stick sailing into the audience."

Friends of Blades will chuckle as they read about the boiling over of his percussion pot. It's one of the ways the affable lad has risen to the top of the world's jazz circle; it's his passion and abandonment.

Listen to some elegant music and catch up with the ever-moving musician, also a guitarist-singer-songwriter, btw, at Blades's myspace.

1 comment:

Tim with Groundswell said...

Brian Blade is a true inspiration.
Check out his recent work with Wolfgang Muthspiel and Daniel Lanois!