Ran Blake

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Ran Blake (born April 20, 1935) is an American pianist, composer, and educator. He is known for his unique style that combines blues, gospel, classical, and film noir influences into an innovative and dark jazz sound. His career spans over 40 recording credits on jazz albums along with more than 40 years of teaching jazz at the New England Conservatory of Music, where he started the Department of Third Stream (now called the Department of Contemporary Improvisation) with Gunther Schuller.

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Year Title Artist RatingReleases
1976 Wende Ran Blake 1
1981 Duke Dreams "The Legacy Of Strayhorn-Ellington" Ran Blake 1
1982 Improvisations Ran Blake / Jaki Byard 1
1984 Suffield Gothic Ran Blake 1
1991 That Certain Feeling Ran Blake 1
1994 Masters From Different Worlds Clifford Jordan and Ran Blake feat. Julian Priester 1
1994 The Newest Sound Around Jeanne Lee & Ran Blake 1
1999 Duo En Noir Enrico Rava & Ran Blake 1
1999 Something to Live For Ran Blake 1
2000 Horace Is Blue: A Silver Noir Ran Blake 1
2012 Aurora Ran Blake 1
2013 Plays Solo Piano Ran Blake 1
2014 Lettuce Prey David "Knife" Fabris featuring Ran Blake 1
2014 Cocktails At Dusk - A Noir Tribute To Chris Connor Ran Blake 1
2015 Chabrol Noir Ran Blake 1
Free Standards Ran Blake & Jeanne Lee 1
Unmarked Van: A Tribute to Sarah Vaughn Ran Blake 1

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