December, 2007

Ran Blake Newsletter
News From Ran Blake HQ

December 2007


Ran and guitarist David “Knife” Fabris returned last week from a successful European tour that included performances in France, Germany and Italy. Highlights included the Casa Jazz show in Rome (photo at left), which nearly 400 people attended, and saxophonist Ricky Ford joining Ran onstage in Tours. Ran also enjoyed seeing many old friends.

This issue includes a few photos from the tour. You can check out many more here. Also, you can download a copy of the program from the Tours performance here.


Roamin’ Around

duooutsideThe intrepid duo soaking in the sights at Piazza Navona in Rome.

Word on the Street

signPre-show promotion in Tours.

Teaching in Tubingen

lessonRan gives a lesson to oboist Rossana Acosta-Peyrot in Tubingen, Germany.

Firsthand Account

dinnerLe Boucher, one of Ran’s favorite films, was filmed in the French village of Tremolat. Between tour stops Ran visited the village and met with a group of locals that included the town’s actual Boucher (butcher), who was an extra in the film.

News from the Company Store: The year-end holiday CD sale continues until January 7 with a “buy 3, get 1 free special.” Order 3 CDs from, and then enter the word “newsletter” and the title of your bonus choice in the “Notes/ Instructions” box that appears just before you complete your order.

The CD of Wende is now available through for the first time. This is the 2007 remastered Universal re-release of Ran’s 1976 album. It comes in a regular plastic jewel case. Also, The Short Life of Barbara Monk and Round About are back in stock after being temporarily sold out.

Happy New Year.

Vol. 3, No.12