Ran Blake

Third stream pianist and music educator Ran Blake has recorded a number of unique, often solo, jazz albums since the early '60s that showcase his dramatic contrasts of silence and "outbursts" and fresh reinventions of older standards. He has also made his mark on music by influencing music students for many decades at Boston's New England Conservatory of Music. He was born in Springfield, Massachusetts on April 20, 1935, and eventually got his degree from Bard College, in addition to studying at Columbia University and at the School of Jazz in his home state.

In 1957, Blake began collaborating with vocalist Jeanne Lee, and the duo went on a European tour in 1963. His debut album, 'The Newest Sound Around,' was awarded the RCA Album First Prize in Germany in 1963. The follow-up to his debut, 'Ran Blake Plays Solo Piano,' was released on ESP in 1965. Two years later, Blake began...

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Albums featuring Ran Blake

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