Music as Protest: The Jazz Musician’s Role in Speaking Out ft. Johnathan Blake | Brave Sound Podcast #11
Feb 22nd, 2021
The show where we uncover the stories, processes, and worldviews behind NYC’s most artful and creative musicians.
Today we discuss our divided nation, American racial tensions, police violence... and the power of artists' to speak out.
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Today's Guests: “the vertiginous sensation of being both slightly behind the beat and hurtling into the next measure.” - JazzTimes on Johnathan Blake Johnathan Blake, one of the most accomplished drummers of his generation, has also proven himself a complete and endlessly versatile musician — "the ultimate modernist," as John Murph of NPR has dubbed him.
Blake's gift for composition and band leading reflects years of live and studio experience across the aesthetic spectrum. Through years-long memberships in the Tom Harrell Quintet, the Kenny Barron Trio and other top ensembles, Blake has reaped the benefits of prolonged exposure to the greats of our time — arguably of all time. Through his powerful, evocative drumming and fully rounded artistry, he's also left a huge imprint on the music of such rising figures in jazz as Hans Glawischnig, Alex Sipiagin, Donny McCaslin, Avishai Cohen, Omer Avital, Patrick Cornelius, Michael Janisch, Shauli Einav, Jaleel Shaw and more. To date, Blake has appeared on over 50 albums.
Find him at https://www.johnathanblake.com/ Instagram: @johnathanblakedrums
Your hosts: Michael Shapira: michaelxshapira.com @michaelxshapira
Austin Zhang: austinzhang.org @austindiscovers
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