John Blake Jr.
John Edward Blake Jr. (July 3, 1947 – August 15, 2014) was an American jazz violinist from South Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States. 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), as well as led his own groups.
John Blake Jr.
|Born||July 3, 1947|
South Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, U.S.
|Died||August 15, 2014 (aged 67)|
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, U.S.
|Associated acts||Grover Washington Jr., McCoy Tyner|
- 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)
With James Newton
- James Newton (Gramavision, 1983)
- Luella (Gramavision, 1984)
- The African Flower (Blue Note, 1985)
With McCoy Tyner
- Horizon (Milestone, 1980)
- La Leyenda de La Hora (Columbia, 1981)
- Dimensions (Elektra Musician, 1984)
- Muhal Richard Abrams, Colors in Thirty-Third (Black Saint, 1987)
- Catalyst, Unity (Muse, 1974)
- Catalyst, A Tear and a Smile (Muse, 1976)
- Norman Connors, You Are My Starship (Buddah, 1976)
- Will Downing, Moods (Mercury, 1995)
- Carlos Garnett, Let This Melody Ring On (Muse, 1975)
- Damon Harris, Damon (Fantasy, 1978)
- George Howard, Asphalt Gardens (Palo Alto, 1982)
- Cecil McBee, Flying Out (India Navigation, 1982)
- Carmen McRae, I'm Coming Home Again (Buddah, 1980)
- Carmen McRae, Ms. Magic (Del Rack, 1986)
- Marvin Peterson, Children of the Fire (Sunrise, 1974)
- Vanessa Rubin, I'm Glad There Is You (Novus/RCA, 1994)
- Gilberto Santa Rosa, En Vivo Desde El Carnegie Hall (Sony, 1995)
- Avery Sharpe, Legends & Mentors (JKNM, 2008)
- Archie Shepp, Attica Blues (Impulse!/ABC, 1972)
- Archie Shepp, The Cry of My People (Impulse!/ABC, 1973)
- O. C. Smith, What'cha Gonna Do (Rendezvous, 1986)
- Jamaaladeen Tacuma, Brotherzone (P-Vine, 1999)
- Steve Turre, Fire and Ice (Stash, 1988)
- Steve Turre, Right There (Antilles, 1991)
- James Blood Ulmer, Harmolodic Guitar with Strings (DIW, 1997)
- Gerald Veasley, Look Ahead (Heads Up, 1992)
- Gerald Veasley, Soul Control (Inak, 1997)
- Kazumi Watanabe, The Best Performance (Better Days, 1982)
- Paula West, Come What May (Hi Horse, 2001)
- Buster Williams, Dreams Come True (Buddah, 1980)
- Colin Larkin, ed. (1992). The Guinness Encyclopedia of Popular Music (First ed.). Guinness Publishing. p. 262. ISBN 0-85112-939-0.
- Chinen, Nate (20 August 2014). "John Blake Jr., Versatile Jazz Violinist, Dies at 67". Nytimes.com. Retrieved 15 August 2021.
- "John Blake Jr. Biography". All About Jazz. Retrieved 20 August 2011.
- "Violinist John Blake Jr. Dead at 67". JazzTimes. Archived from the original on 3 August 2015. Retrieved 16 August 2015.