Ron Blake - Sonic Tonic (2005)
Jazz, Post Bop, Jazz Funk | MP3 320 kbps CBR | 66 min | 160 MB
Label: Mack Avenue Records | Rel:2005
Ron Blake is an excellent modern mainstream tenor saxophonist with a strong tone, a creative improvising style, and versatility. On this well-rounded CD, Blake digs into some of his best originals ("Tom Blake" is particularly memorable), Johnny Griffin's catchy "Dance of Passion," a lyrical version of "The Windmills of Your Mind," and a beautiful reading of "Pure Imagination." The backing ranges from straight-ahead in a 1960s John Coltrane vein to the use of electronics to creative funk rhythms and touches of fusion.