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Raised in California but living in New York, Bassist/Composer Michael Blanco is a two-time recipient of the ASCAP Foundation Young Jazz Composer Award. He was honored with the prestigious award in 2005 and 2006 for compositions that can be heard on In The Morning, his debut album for the Fresh Sound/New Talent record label.
Michael has been involved in a wide variety of musical projects, including the band of Marsalis Music recording artist Doug Wamble, the Bob Reynolds Quartet, the John Chin Trio, Maverick recording artist John Stevens, and the Frank Basile Quintet. Michael is also in high demand outside of the world of jazz, performing in the Broadway orchestras of the musicals Wicked, Avenue Q, The Threepenny Opera, Fiddler On The Roof, Wonderful Town, Dessa Rose, Chita Rivera: A Dancer's Life, and Little Women. He is a frequent accompanist to singers, and has performed in concert with such notable artists as Carole King, Norah Jones, Idina Menzel, Kristen Chenoweth and Maureen McGovern.
01. Within Reach 5:30
02. In the Morning 8:07
03. Point of View 4:42
04. Uptown Meditations 3:18
05. Rainy Afternoon 6:22
06. Of Thos who Know 6:20
07. One More Time 6:08
08. Reverie 3:33
09. Moodswing 5:53
10. A Long Way from Home 2:55
All compositions by Michael Blanco.
Rich Perry (tenor sax); Alan Ferber (trombone); Aaron Goldberg (piano); Michael Blanco (bass); Bill Campbell (drums); Rob Wilkerson (alto sax on #3 & 8).
Recorded by Michael Brorby at Acoustic Recording, Brooklyn, NY, August 15-16, 2004
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