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Ran Blake

p, *1935 US, Massachusetts
Musician / Composer of Jazz

American jazz pianist and composer. Born : April 20, 1935 in Springfield, Massachusetts. Ran worked with (among others) Oscar Peterson, Jaki Byard, Mary Lou Williams, Mal Waldron, Houston Person, William Russo, Gunther Schuller, Kate Wolf, Ricky Ford. From 1962 recorded as a leader.

  • Piano
  • Electric piano
  • Organ
  • Jazz
  • Soundtrack
  • Classical
Popular Tracks   
Nature Boy on Duo en noir by Enrico Rava & Ran Blake
Sometimes I Feel Like a Motherless Child on The Newest Sound Around by Jeanne Lee & Ran Blake
Symphony in Green on The Dorothy Wallace Suite by Ran Blake & Kresten Osgood
He's Got the Whole World in His Hands on The Newest Sound Around by Jeanne Lee & Ran Blake
Brother, Can You Spare a Dime? on Down Here Below by Ran Blake & Christine Correa
Love Isn't Everything on The Newest Sound Around by Jeanne Lee & Ran Blake
Good Morning Heartache on Plays Solo Piano by Ran Blake
He's Got the Whole World in His Hands on Our Season in the Sun by Ran Blake & Jeanne Lee
Laura on The Newest Sound Around by Jeanne Lee & Ran Blake
Season in the Sun on Our Season in the Sun by Ran Blake & Jeanne Lee

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Band Members

Title Artist Year Type
Eclipse OrangeRan Blake, Claire Ritter2019Album
StreamingRan Blake, Christine Correa2018Album
Town And CountryDominique Eade & Ran Blake2017Album
The Dorothy Wallace SuiteRan Blake, Kresten Osgood2017Album
Ghost TonesRan Blake2015Album
The Road Keeps Winding: Tribute To Abbey Lincoln Volume TwoRan Blake / Christine Correa2015Album
Kitano NoirRan Blake & Sara Serpa2015Album
Chabrol NoirRan Blake2015Album
The Complete Remastered Recordings On Black Saint & Soul NoteRan Blake2015Album
Cocktails At Dusk - A Noir Tribute To Chris ConnorRan Blake2014Album
Lettuce PreyDavid "Knife" Fabris Featuring Ran Blake2014Album
Modern VoicesSheila Jordan, Jeanne Lee, Ran Blake2013Compil.
KaleidoscopeRan Blake & Jon Hazilla2013Album
Down Here Below: Tribute To Abbey Lincoln Volume OneRan Blake, Christine Correa2012Album
AuroraSara Serpa, Ran Blake2012Album
Grey December: Live In RomeRan Blake2011Album
WhirlpoolRan Blake, Dominique Eade2011Album
Vilnius NoirRan Blake solo / duo with David "Knife" Fabris2011Album
Out Of The ShadowsRan Blake, Christine Correa2010Album
Camera ObscuraRan Blake, Sara Serpa2010Album
DriftwoodsRan Blake2009Album
Cinema Châtelet, July 2006Ran Blake2008Album
All That Is TiedRan Blake2006Album
Indian WinterRan Blake, David "Knife" Fabris2005Album
River Of Joy: Solo PortraitsClaire Ritter With Ran Blake & Steve Swallow2001Album
Horace Is Blue: A Silver NoirRan Blake2000Album
Duo En NoirEnrico Rava / Ran Blake1999Album
Something To Live ForRan Blake1999Album
Unmarked Van: Tribute To Sarah VaughanRan Blake1997Album
A Memory Of ViennaRan Blake & Anthony Braxton1997Album
In Stockholm 1966 "Free Standards"Ran Blake & Jeanne Lee1995Album
Masters From Different WorldsClifford Jordan, Ran Blake1994Album
Round About (Songs And Piano Solos With Christine Correa & Ran Blake)Ran Blake & Christine Correa1994Album
EpistrophyRan Blake1992Album
That Certain Feeling (George Gershwin Songbook)Ran Blake1991Album
You Stepped Out Of A CloudRan Blake / Jeanne Lee1989Album
Painted Rhythms: The Compleat Ran Blake Volume 2Ran Blake1988Album
In BetweenClaire Ritter Featuring: Ran Blake, Dave Holland1988Album
Painted Rhythms: The Compleat Ran Blake Volume 1Ran Blake1987Album
Vertigo (Live At The Brattle Theatre)Ran Blake1985Album
Suffield GothicRan Blake1984Album
ImprovisationsRan Blake - Jaki Byard1982Album
Portfolio Of Doktor MabuseRan Blake + New England Conservatory Symphony Orchestra Conducted By Larry Livingston1982Album
Duke Dreams "The Legacy Of Strayhorn-Ellington"Ran Blake1981Album
Film NoirRan Blake1980Album
Third Stream RecompositionsRan Blake1979Album
Third Stream TodayNew England Conservatory Director Ran Blake1979Album
RapportRan Blake1978Album
Take 1 (Third Stream Jazz)Ran Blake1978Album
Realization Of A DreamRan Blake1978Album
Crystal TripRan Blake1977Album
Take 2 (Third Stream)Ran Blake1977Album
Open CityRan Blake1977Album
WendeRan Blake1976Album
BreakthruRan Blake1976Album
The Blue Potato And Other Outrages...Ran Blake1969Album
Plays Solo PianoRan Blake1965Album
The Newest Sound AroundJeanne Lee With Ran Blake1962Album
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