John Blake Jr.

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John Edward Blake Jr. (July 3, 1947[1] – August 15, 2014)[2] was an American jazz violinist from South Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States.[1] He performed most prominently as a sideman in groups led by Grover Washington Jr. (in the late 1970s) and McCoy Tyner (in the early 1980s),[1] as well as led his own groups.[3]

John Blake Jr.
Born(1947-07-03)July 3, 1947
South Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, U.S.
DiedAugust 15, 2014(2014-08-15) (aged 67)
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, U.S.
GenresJazz
Occupation(s)Violinist
InstrumentsViolin
Associated actsGrover Washington Jr., McCoy Tyner
Websitejohnblakejr.com

He died on August 15, 2014 from complications of multiple myeloma.[4]

DiscographyEdit

As leaderEdit

  • Maiden Dance (Gramavision, 1984)
  • Twinkling of an Eye (Gramavision, 1985)
  • Rhythm & BLU (Gramavision, 1986)
  • Adventures of the Heart (Gramavision, 1987)
  • A New Beginning (Gramavision, 1988)
  • Quest (Sunnyside, 1992)
  • Motherless Child (Artists Recording Collective, 2010)

As sidemanEdit

With James Newton

  • James Newton (Gramavision, 1983)
  • Luella (Gramavision, 1984)
  • The African Flower (Blue Note, 1985)

With McCoy Tyner

With Grover Washington Jr.

With others

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b c Colin Larkin, ed. (1992). The Guinness Encyclopedia of Popular Music (First ed.). Guinness Publishing. p. 262. ISBN 0-85112-939-0.
  2. ^ Chinen, Nate (20 August 2014). "John Blake Jr., Versatile Jazz Violinist, Dies at 67". Nytimes.com. Retrieved 15 August 2021.
  3. ^ "John Blake Jr. Biography". All About Jazz. Retrieved 20 August 2011.
  4. ^ "Violinist John Blake Jr. Dead at 67". JazzTimes. Archived from the original on 3 August 2015. Retrieved 16 August 2015.

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