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Drummer/Singer/Songwriter Brian Blade Interviewed at AAJ

SOURCE: Published: 2009-04-21
Brian Blade Known in the jazz world for his slick and superlative drumming skills, Brian Blade is engaged in making other musical statements these days. Statements that are outside the jazz genre, but are an essential part of this enlightened man and serious musician whose musical tastes run “between Bela Bartok and Wayne Shorter
Wayne Shorter
Wayne Shorter
b.1933
saxophone
to Al Green
Al Green
Al Green
b.1946
vocalist
," who, he adds, all intermingle for him.

The Shreveport, Louisiana., native has contributed his considerable talents as a drummer for projects with Joshua Redman

Joshua Redman
Joshua Redman
b.1969
saxophone
, Kenny Garrett
Kenny Garrett
Kenny Garrett
b.1960
sax, alto
and Bill Frisell
Bill Frisell
Bill Frisell
b.1951
guitar
. He can also be heard on recordings of Joni Mitchell
Joni Mitchell
Joni Mitchell
b.1943
vocalist
, Bob Dylan
Bob Dylan
Bob Dylan
b.1941
composer/conductor
, Emmy Lou Harris and Seal. And he's a member of the Wayne Shorter
Wayne Shorter
Wayne Shorter
b.1933
saxophone
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:



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!


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