Saxophonist Ron Blake returned to the recording studio for the first time in 15 years to make his new album Mistaken Identity.

The tenor and baritone player partnered with guitarist Bobby Broom (who also serves as producer), enlisting a rhythm section comprising bassists Nat Reeves and Reuben Rogers and drummer Kobie Watkins. The album especially showcases the chemistry between Blake and Broom, who have collaborated for more than a quarter century.

Recorded in two sessions in 2018 and 2021, the nine-track collection includes two original songs along with a selection of standards and compositions by jazz greats that have personal meaning for Blake, including songs by Duke Pearson, Sonny Rollins, Johnny Griffin, Benny Goldon, and Bobby Broom himself.

Listen to the lead single “Is that So?”: