|Born||December 21, 1951|
|Instruments||Double bass, Bass Guitar|
|Labels||Verve Records, Sunnyside Records, Random Chance, Muse Records, Atlantic Records, Rhino Records, CTI Records, Black Saint, Koch Records, Columbia Records, Tomato Records, Charly Records, Elektra Records, Raven Records, MCA Records, Waterlily Acoustics, Warner Bros. Records, Arista Records, A&M Records, Mercury Records, Hip-O Records, Arabesque Records, Ubiquity Records, RED Ink Records, Downtown Records|
|Associated acts||Sun Ra Arkestra|
Blake was born in Panama and moved to the United States at the age of 7, growing up in Brooklyn, NY. He began his career with Sun Ra in his band Arkestra. He became one of the major proponents of the fusion movement in the late 1970s with his writing and performances with Lenny White and Billy Cobham.
A live performance compilation was released by Bubble Core Records in 2000 titled Now Is the Time: Live at the Knitting Factory. The album featured Blake's own quintet, which included Pharoah Sanders, Victor Jones, John Hicks and Neil Clarke (percussion).
In addition to leading his own group, Blake also performs and records with Randy Weston, as well as other musicians.
|Now Is the Time: Live at the Knitting Factory||2000||Bubble Core|
|Wildflowers: The New York Loft Jazz Sessions (Complete)||1976||Knitting Factory|
|Atlantic Jazz: Best of the '70s||1994||Rhino/Atlantic|
|Latin Jazz Experience||1996||Pho Records|
|Viva Cubop!, Vol. 2: Dance the Afro-Cuban Way||2000||Cubop Records|
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