Endangered Blood Artist Biography

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Name: Endangered Blood
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Last.fm url: https://www.last.fm/music/Endangered+Blood
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Similar Artists: Jim Black, Chris Speed, Mostly Other People Do the Killing, The Nels Cline Singers, Human Feel,
Popular Tags: jazz, free-jazz, instrumental, experimental, sax,

Published/Updated: 26 Aug 2012, 14:54

Biography: The Brooklyn jazz quartet Endangered Blood was formed so its members could play benefit concerts for their friend, saxophonist Andrew D'Angelo, who'd been diagnosed with a brain tumor. D'Angelo eventually made a full recovery, but the group - Trevor Dunn (bass), Jim Black (drums), Chris Speed (tenor saxophone) and Oscar Noriega (alto saxophone) - realized that this ensemble had potential to become a real working band.
Endangered Blood's music draws from the members' diverse backgrounds and influences, combining post-bop, 20th-century chromaticism, traditional New Orleans funeral marches, avant-garde jazz and post-punk to create a sort of mad-scientist concoction. Its compositions are cerebral, but they're also gritty and full of energy. Read more on Last.fm. User-contributed text is available under the Creative Commons By-SA License; additional terms may apply.

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