Michale Blake at Nublu - nyc, dec 10


  • photography by Clara Pereira / text by Filipe Freitas

After Jerome Sabbagh’s opening performance, the provocative brassy trio composed by the multi-colored saxophonist Michael Blake, the bouncing trombonist Sam Blaser, and the highly reliable drummer Michael Sarin stepped onto the stage to lead us through an arresting excursion into the traditional swing/blues, adorned with modern flourishes and not rare oriental touches.

The cohesive trio sounded vigorous and articulate and showed a perfect understanding of one another in their vivid interactions.

An agreeable surprise came with the guest appearance of Ben Goldberg, a fascinating improviser who heated even more the ambience with the inflammable sounds of his clarinet.