March, 2010

Ran Blake Newsletter
News From Ran Blake HQ

March 2010



Welcome to the March issue of Ran’s monthly newsletter. This is an abbreviated issue since Ran is in New York City for 10 days for NEC’s 40th anniversary celebration of the Jazz Studies Program.


Rare CDs Available


paintedA recent consolidation of CDs from Ran’s bandmates yielded several titles that are out of print and hard to find. We have 2-3 copies of the following titles:

Horace Is Blue
Something to Live For
Duke Dreams
Painted Rhythms, Vol. 2

Prices for these rare CDs are $25-$30. To order, please visit the Discography page at

40th Anniversary Celebration

Ran plays Saturday

nycIf you’re anywhere near New York City, you’ll want to check out the second phase of NEC’s 40th anniversary celebration of the Jazz Studies Program going on this week. There are several events, with the centerpiece at B.B. King Blues Club on Saturday, March 27. Artists confirmed for that performance include Ran, Matthew Shipp, Joe Morris, Dominique Eade, Sarah Jarosz, John Medeski, Bernie Worrell, Anton Fig, and Lake Street Dive.


Thanks for reading. As always, you can reach Ran directly at, and you can read back issues here.

To learn more about studying at NEC’s Contemporary Improvisation Department, visit the department’s website or contact Department Chairperson Hankus Netsky.

We’ll see you in April.

Vol. 6, No. 3