New CDs in Stock
news from the company store
With the holidays upon us, here’s an update of what’s available from ranblake.com:
For the first time, We have a small quantity of the remastered version of Duo En Noir for sale. This is a live set from 1999 with trumpeter Enrico Rava. Also, All That Is Tied is now back in stock.
The other available CDs are Camera Obscura (with Sara Serpa), Out of the Shadows (with Christine Correa), Driftwoods, That Certain Feeling, A Memory of Vienna, Indian Winter, Unmarked Van, Epistrophy, Short Life of Barbara Monk, Improvisations, and Suffield Gothic.
Speaking of That Certain Feeling, Ran’s 1991 tribute to George Gershwin which was recently reissued, this CD is featured among the Editor’s Picks in Downbeat’s November e-newsletter. Aaron Cohen writes: “It still stands out as one of the most original tributes to the classic songwriter. Rather than build improvisations from Gershwin’s familiar songs, his melodies offer suggestions for Blake’s more open-ended improvisations. And in so doing, he completely changes the expectations for how these standards should sound.”
In addition to CDs, don’t forget that The Primacy of the Ear, Ran’s new book on his philosophy of development of the ear, is available from lulu.