Alex Blake always…”In Motion”... Double Bassist, Composer and leader of The Alex Blake Quartet
Alex Blake combines cultural experience into an expression of one, complete world of music…
Alex Blake was born in Panama where, as a child, he enjoyed the infusion of cultures common in Central America. Acting as a bridge between North and South America, Panama captures a little bit of each culture passing through. It only follows that as one of the building blocks to his character, this environmental influence would later be echoed in his uncanny ability to play every style of music. Alex moved with his family to the United States when he was seven years old, and continued to be influenced by his environment, which this time round was Brooklyn, New York.
Blake’s career has spanned countless styles of music.
He has toured and recorded with so many great musicians:
His recording and touring dates read like a
"who's who" of all the "who's" that have ever played Jazz.
They have all chosen Alex as a source of versatility, strength, and originality. This has been happening since he was a child, and with his background and experience, it is no wonder that many have called him
Dizzy Gillespie, Freddie Hubbard, Stan Getz, McCoy Tyner,
The Last Poets, Max Roach, Art Blakey, Billy Cobham,
The Manhattan Transfer, Pharaoh Sanders and Randy Weston,
The Alex Blake Quartet - “In Motion”
Alex Blake - Bass
Ted Cruz - Keyboards
Chris Hunter - Sax
Victor Jones - Drums
Neil Clarke - Percussion