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.
Ran Blake/David Fabris Indian Winter Soul Note 2005. Pianist Ran Blake may not have as big a name as Hall but he is a great pianist who has been making striking music for maybe as long. Indian Winter is a collaboration between Mr. Blake and guitarist David Fabris (a former student and longtime collaborator of Blake's). Personnel: Jim Hall: guitar: Enrico Pieranunzi: piano. Tracks: Spiral Staircase; You've Changed; Duality; Streetcar Named Desire; You And I; Merci Bon Dieu; Homage To Alfred Hitchcock; Georgia; When Marlon Meets Bird; Incident At Atocha (Blue Potato); Madrid; Certi Angoli Segreti; Indian Winter; Say A Little Prayer For You; Speak Low; Sadness; Baby Be Mine; Marqueson's Chicken; You've Changed; Mood Indigo; All Or Nothing At All; Hallelujah, I. Love Her So; Brazil.
Like Alfred Hitchcock, the filmmaker he most admires, Ran Blake uses odd angles to shape the audience’s view of his material. In Hitchcock the oddly framed scene can disorient viewers, causing discomfort though the subject is mundane. Blake and guitarist David Fabris (a former student and longtime collaborator of Blake’s). Then on Streetcar Named Desire Fabris uses a heavily distorted guitar on a theme statement, later in the same piece employing a more typical sound. Fabris’ unaccompanied solo guitar, heard on Frank Zappa’s Marqueson’s Chicken, moves smoothly from sound to sound and mood to mood with ease that belies great skill.
Ran Blake, David Fabris - Indian Winter recorded on November 29-30, 1999 at Murec Studio, Milano, mastered at DeLuxe, Tribiano - Milano, original release on Soul Note CD (SN 121327-2) ℗ 2005. David Fabris' printed on CD 7 front cover but 'David "Knife" Fabris' printed on rear boxset and CD 7 back cover. Not sure about Leith Stevens as co-writer of 'When Marlon Meets Bird' (7-9).
Artist: Ran Blake, James Merenda, David "Knife" Fabris. Album: Horace Is Blue: A Silver Noir. Horace Is Blue: A Silver Noir: Best 2 songs. David "Knife" Fabris, James Merenda, Ran Blake - Song for My Father I 04:42.
10 - Incident at Atocha (Blue Potato). Ran Blake - David Fabris - Indian Winter.
Ran Blake: The Complete Remastered Recordings on Black Saint & Soul Note. Ran Blake, David Fabris. Horace Is Blue: A Silver Noir. Something to Live For. Ran Blake. Primary Artist, Guitar, Guitar (Electric), Composer.
Ran Blake, David Fabris. Glenn Horiuchi Unit(a).
|4||Streetcar Named Desire||3:22|
|5||You And I||4:03|
|6||Merci Bon Dieu||1:57|
|7||Homage To Alfred Hitchcock||5:04|
|9||When Marlon Meets Bird||3:43|
|10||Incident At Atocha (Blue Potato)||0:51|
|12||Certi Angoli Segreti||2:24|
|14||Say A Little Prayer For You||2:39|
|17||Baby Be Mine||1:50|
|21||All Or Nothing At All||2:31|
|22||Hallelujah, I Love Her So||1:40|
- Artwork – Maria Bonandrini
- Artwork [Cover Art] – Julio Osende
- Electric Guitar – David "Knife" Fabris
- Engineer – Aldo Borrelli
- Liner Notes – Art Lange
- Mastered By – Flavio Bonandrini
- Piano – Ran Blake
NotesRecorded on November 29th-30th, 1999 at MuRec, Milano.
Barcode and Other Identifiers
- Barcode: 027312132724