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April 21st, 2018 at 7:00 pm

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Grateful for David Ake’s New One “Humanities”

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    When Robert Hunter and Jerry Garcia wrote the Grateful Dead’s most beloved song, “Ripple,” as the B-side to their 1970 “Truckin’” single, they had no way of knowing that 48 years later, it would be the highlight — and only cover — on a terrific 2018 jazz album by pianist David Ake’s Humanities is solid  throughout, especially considering his amazing qui ...Read More

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April 17th, 2018 at 8:11 pm

David Ake delves deep into “Humanities”

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Pianist, composer, and educator David Ake is a native of New Haven, CT, but spent his formative years in Chicago. He did his  undergraduate at the University of Miami before heading to the West Coast to do post-grad work at the California Institute of the Arts and UCLA. Ake’s fifth album on Posi-Tone is titled “Humanities” and features the powerful musical voices of his fellow C ...Read More

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March 22nd, 2018 at 12:39 pm

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“After Wynton: Rethinking Jazz Cultures in the Post Neo-Traditional Era,” a talk by Prof. David Ake (University of Miami) March 4, 2016 – 4:00 pm to 5:30 pm ARMS MUSIC CENTER, 3 Now that Wynton Marsalis no longer draws the level of admiration—or ire—from the world’s jazz participants that he once did, it is worth reassessing the role Marsalis and other so-ca ...Read More

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March 4th, 2016 at 4:00 pm

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David Ake “Lake Effect” review in JazzTimes Magazine…

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        jazztimes.com By Britt Robson Pianist David Ake’s Bridges was one of the best jazz outings of 2013, featuring a gentle kaleidoscope of taut yet off-kilter compositions for a sextet consisting of his fellow California Institute of the Arts alumni and associates, including Ravi Coltrane, Ralph Alessi and Scott Colley. Lake Effect is equally satisfying but i ...Read More

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June 17th, 2015 at 5:00 pm

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Dan Bilawsky reviews David Ake “Lake Effect”…

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        allaboutjazz.com Pianist David Ake strikes a pensive pose on the back cover ofLake Effect, foreshadowing a good amount of the music that follows. With his previous album, Ake reveled in the opportunity to keep listener’s guessing from song to song and moment to moment. It was a musical gambit that paid off handsomely, making Bridges (Posi-Tone, 2013) one of the ...Read More

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March 17th, 2015 at 10:39 pm

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Another nice piece on David Ake “Bridges”….

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buzzardtracks.blogspot.com David Ake.  Bridges. Posi-Tone, 2013.    There’s a new jazz guy in town.  He’s not really new, but he’s got a job here now, so that makes him ours (“gooble gobble, one of us”), whether he wants to be considered a Northeast Ohio artist or not.  David Ake is the relatively new Chair of the Department of Music at Case Western Reserve University, having reloca ...Read More

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May 14th, 2014 at 12:07 pm

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Great interview with pianist David Ake about music and his new CD “Bridges”…

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www.cleveland.com CLEVELAND, Ohio — David Ake’s album“Bridges’’ is showing up on a ton of year-end best-of lists. You almost expect that from someone who’s been making music his whole life, and whose band includes some of the best in jazz – including tenor sax player Ravi Coltrane, trumpeter Ralph Alessi, as well as alto sax player Peter Epstein, bassist Scott Colley and drumme ...Read More

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January 11th, 2014 at 12:39 am

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Critical Jazz reviews David Ake “Bridges”…

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www.criticaljazz.com You can count the number of labels with a firm commitment to the more straight ahead scene in modern jazz on one hand with Posi-Tone perhaps leading the way with the most dynamic young talent that can easily be considered the future of modern jazz. David Ake and his new release Bridges is certainly proof positive of this point with a virtual all star line up of rising stars a ...Read More

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May 28th, 2013 at 5:50 am

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SomethingElseReviews on David Ake “Bridges”…

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somethingelsereviews.com It’s clear from his latest recorded offering Bridges that the pianist and composer David Ake has a lot to say musically, but this being only his third record over a period of fifteen years, he hasn’t had much time to say it. That’s because Ake is also a scholar, author and member of the jazz ensemble EEA with Peter Epstein and Larry Engstrom. He’s made real good ...Read More

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May 27th, 2013 at 6:13 am

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