26 March 2012

Michael Blake & Kingdom Of Champa - Live in Milan '12


European première for this suite recorded 16 years ago with the
production of the legendary Teo Macero.

Rec. live at "Teatro Manzoni", Milan, Italy, on January 22, 2012
(mics recording)

Michael Blake,tenor & soprano saxes,composer,conductor
Naïssam Jalal,flute
Clark Gayton,trombone
Steven Bernstein,trumpet & slide trumpet
Bryan Carrott,vibes
David Tronzo,slide guitar
Rufus Cappadoccia,cello
Tony Scherr,electric bass
Billy Martin/Hamid Drake,percussion & drums

01. The Champa Theme (10:44)
02. Michael talks #1 (01:35)
03. Dislocated In Natrang (07:51)
04. Michael talks #2 (02:07)
05. Folk Song (09:48)
06. Michael talks #3 (00:19)
07. Purple City (11:31)
08. Michael talks #4 (02:07)
09. Mekong/Hue Is Hue? (30:02)
10. Perfume River [encore] (24:18)

Total Time 1:40:28

All compositions by M.Blake

The photo above is by Roberto Cifarelli.

excerpt from Mekong