Michael Blake


The saxophonist was a lieutenant in Lurie’s Lounge Lizards and knows all the nuances of his old pal’s book. Whether re-spinning North African gnaw or sweeping a little dust off the blues, that book contains some of the most enchanting music around. Saxophonist Blake will make tonight’s gig intriguing because his often provocative horn lines always, always, always have an earthy base. Given the sparseness of Lurie’s music being presented these days, this could qualify as an event.

Sat., June 1, 9 & 10:30 p.m., 2013