Alex Blake

Discussion in 'Bassists [DB]' started by hdiddy, Jul 3, 2008.

  1. hdiddy

    hdiddy Official Forum Flunkee Supporting Member

    Mar 16, 2004
    Richmond, CA
    I'm surprised his name has hardly been mentioned on this forum.

    There's lots more on Youtube.
  2. RD


    Jun 17, 2003
    Seattle, WA
    This is the first I've heard of Alex Blake. Wow!
  3. Rodriguez


    Nov 6, 2004
    Endorsing Artist: Aguilar Amplification & LaBella Strings
    Alex and his younger brother Russell are some of the most underrated bassists I know. They were doing 35 years ago, what guys like Victor Wooten & Richard Bona are doing today. Alex on both basses, as you can see in the clips provided.
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  4. Ben Rolston

    Ben Rolston Supporting Member

    Aug 30, 2006
    Brooklyn, NY
    He is amazing! I saw him with Randy Weston a couple of years ago, and it was one my favorite concerts I've seen.

    Also, when I asked Bob Hurst if he had heard of him, he said that people used to call him "strumboli" -because he's always strumming the bass.
  5. ctrlzjones


    Jul 11, 2013
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  6. oliebrice


    Apr 7, 2003
    Hastings, UK
    He's incredible on the Frank Lowe album 'the flam', really original and exciting playing and fantastic pushy time
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