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Brian Blade

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Brian Blade (born 1970 in Shreveport, Louisiana) is an American jazz drummer and composer.

Brian made his first appearances as a sideman with pianist Brad Mehldau, Joshua Redman, Kenny Garrett, and continued to work as a sideman with other musicians commonly known as “young lions.” As a leader, he has released three albums - Fellowship, Perceptual, and most recently, Season of Changes, his Verve Music Group debut. Season of Changes has received rave reviews and continues to grow in popularity.

While continuing to work with the Fellowship, he is a member of Wayne Shorter’s most recent quartet and also participated in the “Directions in Music” band, a band dedicated to the music of Miles Davis and John Coltrane, featuring Michael Brecker, Herbie Hancock, and Roy Hargrove.

Blade has also recorded or performed with Joni Mitchell, Bill Frisell, Emmylou Harris, Daniel Lanois, Bob Dylan and others.

He is the son of Dorothy and Pastor Brady Blade Sr. (Pastor of the Zion Baptist Church in Shreveport, Louisiana), and the brother of Brady Blade Jr.

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  • oannesmiranda

    a total cat

    31 Jan 2013 Reply
  • gendervariant

    Mama Rosa is perfection

    9 Aug 2012 Reply
  • luannn

    Best jazz drummer

    18 Jul 2012 Reply
  • listenfavorites

    I love Mama Rosa! It's so mysterious strongly spiritual and beautiful

    29 Nov 2010 Reply
  • rotovick

    Mi Nuevo Idolo, papááááá!!

    1 Dec 2009 Reply
  • betadron

    "Mama Rosa" review: http://www.mescaline-injection.de/?p=2064

    27 Sep 2009 Reply
  • eryk2000

    Genius, though I don't like this new Mama Rosa stuff.

    15 Aug 2009 Reply
  • amateria70

    I listen to Mama Rosa c o n s t a n t l y. Fun to get to love his music in a new way!

    17 Jul 2009 Reply
  • janithu

    I just founded a Brian Blade Fan Group. So, come and join the club!

    10 May 2009 Reply
  • wonkarwai

    I love it! One of the best jazz drummers I've never seen. I hope that I'll get the chance to see him in Spain. Unforgetable, unbeliveable concert in San Sebastian some years ago!

    18 Nov 2008 Reply
  • SirAlecHendrix

    Brian Blade—now playing in the brandnew ➤ j a z z | h a u s

    21 Sep 2008 Reply
  • brianbladeinfo

    Brian Blade & The Fellowship Band will be playing the following dates: Sept 2-5 Cotton Club, Tokyo Sept 21 The Monterey Jazz Festival, Monterey, CA Sept 22 Yoshi's, San Francisco, CA Nov 6 Scullers Jazz Club, Boston, MA Nov 7 Kimmel Center, Philadelphia, PA Interested in seeing more dates and news? Check out brianblade.com and sign up for the mailing list!

    21 Aug 2008 Reply
  • PopplagiWest

    I saw him last night at the Village Vanguard. If you ever get the chance to see him live, do it - its a religious experience. He's attempting things you've never seen in jazz percussion and it's amazing.

    21 Jun 2008 Reply
  • brianbladeinfo

    Brian's new album, Season of Changes, will be released on May 6 from Verve Music Group. Interested in learning more? Go to www.myspace.com/officialbrianblade. His website, www.brianblade.com, is currently under construction. Send an email to brianbladeinfo@yahoo.com if you are interested in receiving the most up to date info on Brian regarding touring, music, and release dates.

    13 Mar 2008 Reply

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