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Brent Blount

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Brent Blount has been a foundational piece of the Oklahoma Jazz and Blues community for the last 24 years; then he moved to Cheektowaga, New York for approximately a year and a half. During that time Brent frequented local jam sessions, performed at places such as Neitzche's and Sportsmen's, and recorded Jazz Machine as well as some original Native American flute music. He returned to Oklahoma the first week of March of 2011 and has started performing again. Doug Hill of Pop Magazine describes the experience of his performance as "Falling into a slow grove, he found intonations that escalated from the icy depths into bright crisp sunshine. Staccato stutter-steps danced off into brass oblivion. Blount played entire long solos with eyes closed, opening at the conclusion as if waking from a sweet dream (2000)."

He began as a saxophone player at Bianca's, a local jazz and blues club, in 1986 in Oklahoma City at the tender age of 16. He fell in love with the Blues. At the age of 12 Jazz would invade his world with confusion at the induction of John Coltrane into his ear, love it or hate it, he was obsessed. By his nineteenth year on earth Ernie Watts would provide clarification and cement the relationship with jazz that would last a lifetime. Brent is classically trained in the art of Saxophone and Clarinet performance and rounds off this talent with outstanding clarity in blues guitar and the Native American flute. He is truly a musician's musician. Ameritone records referred to him as an artist "who melds tradition and originality into his musical range from Bach to late John Coltrane (2004)."

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