Michael Blanco

bassist | composer

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Michael Blanco

Spirit Forward
Brooklyn Jazz Underground Records
John Ellis - tenor and soprano saxophone
Kevin Hays - piano
Clarence Penn - drums
Michael Blanco - bass/compositions

Recorded by Chris Allen at Sear Sound, New York, NY - August 11, 2015
Mixed by Chris Allen at Sear Sound, New York, NY
Mastered by Mark Wilder at Battery Mastering Studios, New York, NY

The Mystic Chord Notes From Underground Song Without Words Spirit Forward Acrobat Last Stable Orbit Reasons To Be Pretty The Boulevardier

Michael Blanco

No Time Like the Present
Nineteen-Eight Records
John Ellis - tenor and soprano saxophone
Jonathan Kreisberg - guitar
David Cook - piano
Mark Ferber - drums
Michael Blanco - bass/compositions

Bassist Michael Blanco understands the meaning of originality...A beautiful album with compositional depth and technical maturity. -- Marc Meyers, JazzWax.com

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Dutch Kills No Time Like the Present You Really Shouldn't Midnight Bass solo excerpt (from Midnight) RSVP Smithlike Emily's Wedding Postcard (for solo bass) Ellis Island

Michael Blanco

In the Morning
Fresh Sound/New Talent
Rich Perry- tenor saxophone
Aaron Goldberg - piano
Alan Ferber - trombone
Bill Campbell - drums
Rob Wilkerson - saxophone (3,8)
Michael Blanco - bass/compositions

This outstanding release certainly doesn't sound like a debut album... The compositions share a dusky, imploring quality, with catchy, insistent hooks and compelling harmonies... It's a remarkable introduction that leaves one eager to hear more. -- Jazz Times

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Within Reach In the Morning Point of View Uptown Meditations Rainy Afternoon Of Those Who Know One More Time Reverie Moodswings A Long Way from Home

Frank Basile Quintet

Frank Basile - saxophones
Joe Magnarelli - trumpet
Adam Birnbaum - piano
Michael Blanco - bass
Mark Ferber - drums

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Bob Reynolds Quartet

Bob Reynolds - saxophones
Kevin Bales - piano
Michael Blanco - bass
Justin Varnes - drums

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