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Kingdom of Champa
     

Kingdom of Champa

by Michael Blake
 
Saxophonist Michael Blake spent a month living in Vietnam with his wife and her family. Kingdom of Champa, which has six of his originals plus the traditional "Folksong," is his tribute to the country and the time that he spent in the exotic and troubled land. The music is often quite

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Saxophonist Michael Blake spent a month living in Vietnam with his wife and her family. Kingdom of Champa, which has six of his originals plus the traditional "Folksong," is his tribute to the country and the time that he spent in the exotic and troubled land. The music is often quite Asian-sounding, utilizing a wide variety of instruments (including bass clarinet, slide trumpet, bass flute, tuba, and cello) in unusual combinations with the emphasis often on ensembles rather than solos. The music is atmospheric, adventurous, and unpredictable modern jazz beyond category. It makes for an intriguing listen, a strong and heartfelt set by Michael Blake and his talented sidemen.

Product Details

Release Date:
03/06/2001
Label:
Intuition
UPC:
0750447318922
catalogNumber:
3189

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Album Credits

Performance Credits

Michael Blake   Primary Artist,Bass Clarinet,Soprano Saxophone,Tenor Saxophone
Thomas Chapin   Flute,Bass Flute,Piccolo,Baritone Saxophone
Bryan Carrott   Vibes
Marcus Rojas   Tuba
Tony Scherr   Electric Bass,Lute,Acoustic Bass
David Tronzo   Slide Guitar
Billy Martin   Percussion
Rufus Cappadocia   Cello
Steven Bernstein   Trumpet,Cornet,Slide Trumpet
Scott Neumann   Drums

Technical Credits

Scott Harding   Engineer
Teo Macero   Producer
Michael Blake   Arranger
Fernando M. Natalici   Cover Photo

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