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 alongside over 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 Creative Improvisation) with Gunther Schuller.

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Year Title Artist Rating Releases
1976 Wende Ran Blake 1
1982 Improvisations Ran Blake / Jaki Byard 1
1984 Suffield Gothic Ran Blake 1
1991 That Certain Feeling Ran Blake 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
2013 Plays Solo Piano Ran Blake 1
Free Standards Ran Blake & Jeanne Lee 1
Unmarked Van: A Tribute to Sarah Vaughn Ran Blake 1

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