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MP3 Brent Blount - Freedom

Straight Ahead Jazz with a touch of the blues, bebop, and the avant-garde & Traditional Native American flute with modern influence

4 MP3 Songs in this album (20:16) !
Related styles: JAZZ: Jazz quartet, JAZZ: Avant-Garde Jazz

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Straight Ahead Jazz with a touch of the blues, bebop, and the avant-garde...

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Traditional American Indian flute with modern influence.


Brent Blount has been a foundational piece of the Oklahoma Jazz and Blues community for the last 22 years. Doug Hill of Pop Magazine describes the experience of his performance as “Falling into a slow grove, he found intonations that escalated from the icy depths into bright crisp sunshine. Staccato stutter-steps danced off into brass oblivion. Blount played entire long solos with eyes closed, opening at the conclusion as if waking from a sweet dream (2000).”

He began as a saxophone player at Bianca''s, a local jazz and blues club, in 1986 in Oklahoma City at the tender age of 16. He fell in love with the Blues. At the age of 12 Jazz would invade his world with confusion at the induction of John Coltrane into his ear, love it or hate it, he was obsessed. By his nineteenth year on earth Ernie Watts would provide clarification and cement the relationship with jazz that would last a lifetime. Brent is classically trained in the art of Saxophone and Clarinet performance and rounds off this talent with outstanding clarity in blues guitar and the Native American flute. He is truly a musician''s musician. Ameritone records referred to him as an artist “who melds tradition and originality into his musical range from Bach to late John Coltrane (2004).”

Brent''s eclectic talent is well represented in his vast experience. Brent was awarded outstanding soloist at the Wichita Jazz Festival in 1994 and 2001. He has performed with a variety of renowned artist''s from the Scott Keeton Band and Danny White to Smilin Vic and the Temptations. He regularly performs at local venues such as Maker''s Cigar Lounge and Bourbon Street Cafe. He has also been a staple at local events such as Chocolate Decadence, the Paseo Arts Festival, Oklahoma City Festival of Arts and Stillwater Blues Festival. A varied recording history is available on “Get Some Sauce on Your Monkey” by Big Daddy and The Sauce Monkeys in 1998; “A Suncrush for Sweethearts” by Eric Sarmienta in 1997; and “After All These Years” in which Blount produced in 1996.

Brent Blount: Tenor Sax, Clarinet, Blues and Jazz Guitar, and Native American Flute

1996: Composed, produced and recorded the acoustic jazz album, “After All These Years.”

2005: Composed, recorded and produced an original acoustic jazz album, “Breakfast at Jim''s” Album has saxophone, clarinet, electric guitar, and a Native American cedar flute.

Performed “Breakfast at Jim''s” live in 2005 at “Jazz in June” in Norman, Oklahoma; opening up before Cathy Cousins and Thelonious Monk Jr. See video here titled “Bad Pun, Live!”


Gear:

Yamaha Custom tenor saxophone with a David Guardala mouthpiece with a 2 ½ or 3 Vandoren V - 16 reed. However, that’s new. “Breakfast at Jim’s” was recorded using an Otto Link 7* with a number 3 Vandoren V - 16 reed.

Press Quotes:

Doug Hill of Pop Magazine describes the experience of his performance as “Falling into a slow grove, he found intonations that escalated from the icy depths into bright crisp sunshine. Staccato stutter-steps danced off into brass oblivion. Blount played entire long solos with eyes closed, opening at the conclusion as if waking from a sweet dream (2000).”

Ameritone records referred to him as an artist “who melds tradition and originality into his musical range from Bach to late John Coltrane (2004).”

Awards:

Outstanding soloist at the Wichita Jazz Festival in 1994 and 2001.

Home:

Oklahoma City, OK


Freedom is about not being in the box that some want to keep you in, the box that is convenient for them. It’s the freedom to be you and forgive independently of the outside world. Those values provide the platform for Next Generations.

The Next Generations need courage to be who they are in the face of a dominant culture that mocks their culture. Even though such degradation will continue, they must carry it on regardless. For if they do not, one day their children’s children will be unable to mourn at the grave of all their ancestors. Such is the case with me. The five short songs of Next Generations were written on a mountain and are tied together with two musical phrases. Now for the last song, For Leonard Peltier.

Freedom is what I hope For Leonard Peltier. He refuses to stay in the box that some want to keep him in, the box that is convenient for them.

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