RAN BLAKE

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Ran Blake (b. 20 April 1935, Springfield, MA)

In a career that now spans five decades, pianist Ran Blake has created a unique niche in improvised music as an artist and educator. With a characteristic mix of spontaneous solos, modern classical tonalities, the great American blues and gospel traditions, and themes from classic Film Noir, Blake’s singular sound has earned a dedicated following all over the world. His dual musical legacy includes more than 30 albums on some of the world’s finest jazz labels, as well nearly 30 years as a groundbreaking educator at Boston’s New England Conservatory.

Blake first discovered the dark, image laden and complex character driven films that would so influence his music at age 12 when he first saw Robert Siodmak’s Spiral Staircase. "There were post World War II musical nuances that if occasionally banal and as clichéd as yesterday’s soap operas, were often so eerie, haunting and
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Film NoirFilm Noir
Int'L Phonograph Inc 2015
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Road Keeps Winding: Tribute to Abby Lincoln IIRoad Keeps Winding: Tribute to Abby Lincoln II
CD Baby 2014
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Ran Blake - Complete Recordings on Black Saint & Soul NoteRan Blake - Complete Recordings on Black Saint & Soul Note
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BLACK SAINT / SOUL NOTE 2015
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RAN BLAKE Discography

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RAN BLAKE Plays Solo Piano album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Plays Solo Piano
Avant-Garde Jazz 1965
RAN BLAKE Blue Potato & Other Outrages album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Blue Potato & Other Outrages
Avant-Garde Jazz 1969
RAN BLAKE Wende album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Wende
Avant-Garde Jazz 1976
RAN BLAKE Breakthru album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Breakthru
Avant-Garde Jazz 1976
RAN BLAKE Crystal Trip album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Crystal Trip
Avant-Garde Jazz 1977
RAN BLAKE Open City album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Open City
Avant-Garde Jazz 1977
RAN BLAKE Realization Of A Dream album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Realization Of A Dream
Avant-Garde Jazz 1978
RAN BLAKE Rapport album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Rapport
Avant-Garde Jazz 1978
RAN BLAKE Take One album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Take One
Avant-Garde Jazz 1978
RAN BLAKE Take Two album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Take Two
Avant-Garde Jazz 1978
RAN BLAKE Film Noir album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Film Noir
Avant-Garde Jazz 1980
RAN BLAKE Improvisations (with Jaki Byard) album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Improvisations (with Jaki Byard)
Post Bop 1982
RAN BLAKE Duke Dreams album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Duke Dreams
Avant-Garde Jazz 1982
RAN BLAKE Suffield Gothic album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Suffield Gothic
Avant-Garde Jazz 1984
RAN BLAKE Vertigo album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Vertigo
Avant-Garde Jazz 1985
RAN BLAKE Short Life of Barbara Monk (w/Ricky Ford) album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Short Life of Barbara Monk (w/Ricky Ford)
Avant-Garde Jazz 1987
RAN BLAKE You Stepped Out of A Cloud (w/Jeanne Lee) album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
You Stepped Out of A Cloud (w/Jeanne Lee)
Avant-Garde Jazz 1989
RAN BLAKE That Certain Feeling (George Gershwin Songbook) album cover 3.50 | 1 ratings
That Certain Feeling (George Gershwin Songbook)
Avant-Garde Jazz 1991
RAN BLAKE Epistrophy album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Epistrophy
Avant-Garde Jazz 1992
RAN BLAKE Ran Blake & Anthony Braxton ‎: A Memory Of Vienna album cover 4.50 | 1 ratings
Ran Blake & Anthony Braxton ‎: A Memory Of Vienna
Avant-Garde Jazz 1997
RAN BLAKE Unmarked Van: A Tribute to Sarah Vaughn album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Unmarked Van: A Tribute to Sarah Vaughn
Avant-Garde Jazz 1997
RAN BLAKE Something to Live For album cover 4.00 | 1 ratings
Something to Live For
Avant-Garde Jazz 1999
RAN BLAKE Horace Is Blue: A Silver Noir album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Horace Is Blue: A Silver Noir
Avant-Garde Jazz 2001
RAN BLAKE Sonic Temples (w/Ed and George Schuller) album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Sonic Temples (w/Ed and George Schuller)
Avant-Garde Jazz 2001
RAN BLAKE Indian Winter (w/David 0.00 | 0 ratings
Indian Winter (w/David "Knife" Fabris)
Avant-Garde Jazz 2005
RAN BLAKE All That Is Tied album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
All That Is Tied
Avant-Garde Jazz 2006
RAN BLAKE Driftwoods album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Driftwoods
Avant-Garde Jazz 2009
RAN BLAKE Camera Obscura (w/Sara Serpa) album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Camera Obscura (w/Sara Serpa)
Avant-Garde Jazz 2010
RAN BLAKE Whirlpool album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Whirlpool
Avant-Garde Jazz 2011
RAN BLAKE Ran Blake & Jon Hazilla : Kaleidoscope album cover 2.75 | 2 ratings
Ran Blake & Jon Hazilla : Kaleidoscope
Avant-Garde Jazz 2013
RAN BLAKE Free Standards: Stockholm 1966 (with Jeanne Lee) album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Free Standards: Stockholm 1966 (with Jeanne Lee)
Avant-Garde Jazz 2013
RAN BLAKE Cocktails At Dusk - A Noir Tribute To Chris Connor album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Cocktails At Dusk - A Noir Tribute To Chris Connor
Avant-Garde Jazz 2014
RAN BLAKE Chabrol Noir album cover 3.00 | 2 ratings
Chabrol Noir
Avant-Garde Jazz 2015
RAN BLAKE Ran Blake, Kresten Osgood : The Dorothy Wallace Suite album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Ran Blake, Kresten Osgood : The Dorothy Wallace Suite
21st Century Modern 2017
RAN BLAKE Ran Blake / Christine Correa : Streaming album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Ran Blake / Christine Correa : Streaming
21st Century Modern 2018

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RAN BLAKE live albums

RAN BLAKE Stockholm '66 album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Stockholm '66
Avant-Garde Jazz 1966
RAN BLAKE Third Stream Re-Compositions album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Third Stream Re-Compositions
Avant-Garde Jazz 1979
RAN BLAKE Third Stream Today album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Third Stream Today
Avant-Garde Jazz 1979
RAN BLAKE Portfolio of Dr. Mabuse album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Portfolio of Dr. Mabuse
Avant-Garde Jazz 1982
RAN BLAKE Painted Rhythms: Compleat Ran Blake Vol. 1 album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Painted Rhythms: Compleat Ran Blake Vol. 1
Avant-Garde Jazz 1987
RAN BLAKE Painted Rhythms: Compleat Ran Blake Vol. 2 album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Painted Rhythms: Compleat Ran Blake Vol. 2
Avant-Garde Jazz 1988
RAN BLAKE Cinema Châtelet, July 2006 album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Cinema Châtelet, July 2006
Avant-Garde Jazz 2008
RAN BLAKE Grey December: Live in Rome album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Grey December: Live in Rome
Avant-Garde Jazz 2011
RAN BLAKE Vilnius Noir (solo / duo with David “Knife” Fabris) album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Vilnius Noir (solo / duo with David “Knife” Fabris)
Avant-Garde Jazz 2011
RAN BLAKE Ghost Tones: A Tribute to George Russell album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Ghost Tones: A Tribute to George Russell
Avant-Garde Jazz 2015
RAN BLAKE Ran Blake / Claire Ritter : Eclipse Orange album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Ran Blake / Claire Ritter : Eclipse Orange
Post Bop 2019

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RAN BLAKE The Complete Remastered Recordings album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
The Complete Remastered Recordings
Avant-Garde Jazz 2015

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