Catching Up (3): Blake, Dorham, Sadigursky, Longo, Stowell, Wright

Seamus Blake, Bellwether (Criss Cross). Since 1993, when Seamus Blake was 22, Gerry Teekens of Criss Cross Records has been traveling from Holland to New York to record the gifted Canadian tenor saxophonist. Teekens was one of the first recording executives to document Blake's work, and he has been doing it ever since. Bellwether is Blake's sixth Criss Cross album as a leader. He has been a sideman on 16 others. That is hardly overexposure for a musician of his inventiveness. Blake's technique … [Read more...]