Robert Dick and Dan Blake – Laugh and Lie Down

Robert Dick and Dan Blake – Laugh and Lie Down

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“[Robert Dick is a] flutist whose technical resources and imagination seem limitless.” – New York Times

“Thank you Daniel Blake for un-packaging the avant-garde gracefully and soulfully.” – Esperanza Spalding

“Laugh and Lie Down” documents an unlikely pairing of flute and soprano saxophone, recorded at Brooklyn’s Scholes Street Studio. The result is a complete musical study of the treble clef. Robert Dick and Dan Blake are both committed to exploring the unknown corners of their instrument, what the late Steve Lacy (with whom both artists have a history) referred to as the “strange relatives” that live in parts of town people rarely go visit. As the premier flutist of his generation who literally wrote the book cataloguing new sounds achievable on his instrument, Robert Dick brings an authority to these performances that is unparalleled. Dan Blake’s adventurous attitude on the soprano saxophone offers a percussive, crunchy-yet-lyrical foil to the proceedings.


  1. Laugh and Lie Down
  2. Red Corner
  3. 500 Forks

Robert Dick, flutes
Dan Blake, soprano saxophone

Catalog Number CR2101RO

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