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MICHAEL BLAKE BAND

Jun 1, 2013

MICHAEL BLAKE BAND PLAYS THE MUSIC OF JOHN LURIE

John Lurie’s most recognizable piece may have been the theme to old The Conan O’Brien show but for over two decades his music was common place in the downtown music scene and in iconic films like Get Shorty and Down By Law. When his band the Lounge Lizards found an audience on the outskirts of jazz he labeled their music ‘fake jazz’ and developed his music with many of NYC’s most innovative musicians. For the last decade Lurie’s output has been affected by advanced lyme disease which has forced him to abandon performing and focus primarily on painting. Between 1990-1999 Michael Blake played in The Lounge Lizards and learned the leaders music first hand. He can be heard on a number of Lounge Lizards CD’s, several soundtracks, the TV series Fishing with John and in their concert film ‘Live in Berlin’. Blake claims John as one of his biggest influences and it is easy to hear this in both his saxophone playing and compositions. Bound to be a special night, Blake’s band will perform a variety of Lurie’s strange and beautiful music.

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