13 August 2009

Ran Blake - Breakthrough (1976)

Here's a contribution from "guairao", dropped in our general section - solo piano by Ran Blake.

RAN BLAKE - Breakthru (1976).flac

The unique pianist Ran Blake is heard on this album performing brief versions (all but one of the fourteen songs are under four minutes) of a colorful variety of standards and originals. Blake's emotional playing (which emphasizes the contrast between silence and explosive sounds) is both witty and unpredictable. Among the many short sketches are versions of "You Stepped Out of a Dream," "If Dreams Come True," "Drop Me Off in Harlem," "All About Ronnie," "Tea for Two" and even "Spinning Wheel." Intriguing music. ~ Scott Yanow, All Music Guide

01 Breakthru
(Ran Blake)
02 You Stepped Out Of A Dream
(Nacio Herb / Gus Kahn)
03 If Dreams Come True
(Mills / Simpson / Goodman)
04 No Good Man
(Irene Higginbotham)
05 All The Things You Are
(Jerome Kern)
06 Wish I Could Talk To You Baby
(Leon SylversIII)
07 Grey December
(Frank Campo)
08 Spinning Wheel
(David Clayton-Thomas)
09 Sophisticated Lady
(Duke Ellington)
10 Manhattan Memories
- Bird Blues
(Ran Blake)
- Bebopper
(H. Gordon)
- Drop Me Off In Harlem
(Duke Ellington)
11 All About Ronnie
(Joe Greene)
12 What Are You Doing The Rest Of Your Life
(Michel Legrand)
13 Parkers Mood
(Charlie Parker)
14 Tea For Two
(Vincent Youman)

More Ran Blake (with Jeanne Lee) can be found here. And more Jeanne Lee can be found here and here.


kinabalu said...


Anonymous said...

You can buy this excellent & good CD from Paul Bley's IAI Records!
Its great and recommended


(also on iTunes if you like that stuff)

Rick said...

thanks for this - am looking forward to this avant-garde yet tuneful and lyrical solo piano

Leaozinho said...

Could you re upload this one? thanks!