The Minus (Every) One
The Minus One is a trio formed by Michael Blake on tenor and soprano saxophone, Stefano Senni on double bass and myself on drums. The group started a year ago as a transition between different projects. My collaboration with Blake started in late 2007 and it hasn't stopped since. I involved Michael in my first official quartet culminating with the release of the album "Open" on Elefante Rosso which has been receiving outstanding reviews.
In October 2010 we both took part in the Tectonic Quartet tour in China and started a new chapter in 2011 with this last formation releasing the album "Live in Pisa" on punto Rojo Records at the beginning of 2012. Currently the trio performs mainly Blake's original compositions, some of which unreleased, and a few more obscure standards.
After several shows in 2011 and 2012 The Minus One might no longer exist as a new shift will occur shaping the group into a larger ensemble with different musical material led exclusively by Michael Blake. We'll definitely keep you posted on this!