Jackie Blake @ Artscape/Exotic Hypnotic, Langsdale Auditorium, July 21, 2007, Baltimore, MD
Armed with nothing more than an alto saxophone and deep reserves of soul Jackie Blake played a fantastic solo set. As he introduced each composition there was a resounding consistency between his words and his actions as a musician. A theme of spiritual searching would emerge as he would speak of a piece of music as a prayer, then proceed to pray through his alto saxophone. His reflections upon higher thought carried with deep resonance into his music. What a fantastic figure to have in the Baltimore music scene! There is much to learn from this man's experience and talent.