The Blake Callens Trio
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The Blake Callens Trio

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The best kept secret in music


"Review of Pre-Jazz Exploration"

"From the countdown start to each searing arpeggio this is improv at its core. There is some damn fine guitar work here. The legato and sustain bring visions of Allan Holdsworth to mind. The solid rhthym section both melds and explores the limits of the structure of the piece. After the initial listen I found myself going back to revisit it again and again to listen to new phrases that somehow escaped my ear. This is a fine offering that should be heard by all Jazz enthusiasts. I must admit I had a hard time deciding which piece to post in the spotlight. Jam 9 From Outer Space is most impressive as well. Looking forward to many more selection from this very versatile trio."

________________________________ - Zappa65, host of's Jazz Genre Spotlight


The Blake Callens Trio - Debut Album on Bop Prosody Music


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Blake Callens is originally from Los Angeles, California, but moved to North Carolina after joining the Army in 2001. After finishing his term of service he rusumed his former profession of guitar teacher and performing musician. Blake recently finished writing his first music book, "Scales, Modes and Arpeggios in Five Positions: A Modern Method in Solo Guitar." He has played in the bands The Juice and Hanoi Jane.

Puncho Forrest is a North Carolina native that has had extensive acclaim and success with the band Big Bertha. Apart from playing with the trio, Puncho heads up his own band ? Are We.

Dion Thigpen moved to North Carolina from Chicago Illinois and has been playing regularly with some of the most popular regional acts. He has made a name for himself as an uncanny percussionist playing with Swiftwater and the Dan Speller's Bluespell.