New York/Vancouver saxophonist¹s new Canadian quartet creates expansive, atmospheric, cinematic jazz. Blake¹s compositions are jumping off points for solos and group invention that develop organically, balancing depth and playfulness, in-the-pocket and outside feels. The Otis Redding cover ³Treat Her Right² displays the tenorist¹s art at its most tender. Gestrin¹s brilliant work on Moog bass and Rhodes buoys up the music in an original way. Beautifully detailed audiophile sound.
"Michael Blake is one of an all-too-common subset of the jazz community: players who create brilliant music while flying largely under the radar of widespread critical and/or popular acclaim....Like most of Blake's projects, this one is as good as it is different from his last." - Chris Kelsey, Jazz Times (reviewing Amor de Cosmos)