”Next Step” is a brand new jazz album by the Danish composer and saxophonist, Michael Bladt. For the third time Michael Bladt invites the audience into his alluring jazz world with 9 original virtuoso compositions, all stemming from strong inspirational sources such as the distinctive jazz group Steps Ahead and the new American hippie fusion collective called Snarky Puppy.
On the album Michael Bladt plays a total of eight different wind instruments himself, clearly underlining the musical skills he has acquired through his work in Aarhus Jazz Orchestra through nearly 20 years.
The album is originated from a series of concerts performed during the Danish ”Vinterjazz Festival” in February 2015. Here, four of the tracks from the new album were played by Michael Bladt and Aarhus Jazz Orchestra, arranged by the two-time Grammy nominee Chuck Owen.
”Next Step” will be releases on November 17th 2015 and will be available for purchase on iTunes and for streaming on all free streaming services.
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