The Shreveport, Louisiana., native has contributed his considerable talents as a drummer for projects with Joshua Redman, Kenny Garrett and Bill Frisell. He can also be heard on recordings of Joni Mitchell, Bob Dylan, Emmy Lou Harris and Seal. And he's a member of the Wayne Shorter for nine years and running.
On April 21, 2009, he releases a recording that is a departure from those associations. Mama Rosa (Verve) is a collection of personal and reflective songs Blade has written over the years in his solitary time.
AAJ is providing extensive coverage to celebrate the release of Mama Rosa, including:
- R.J. DeLuke's deep and insightful interview with Blade, Brian Blade: Songs From His Heart;
- John Kelman's review of Mama Rosa;
- A complete downloadable track from Mama Rosa as today's AAJ Daily Download, the poignant Mercy Angel";
- A video of Brian Blade & The Fellowship Band performing Crooked Creek," today's AAJ Daily Video.
AAJ continues to provide the most comprehensive coverage on the web, so check out all the buzz surrounding Brian Blade and Mama Rosa at AAJ today!