Vilnius Noir review
Duck Baker reviewed Vilnius Noir, Ran’s recent live LP with guitarist David “Knife” Fabris on No Business Records, in the August issue of The New York City Jazz Record. Excerpts follow:
“Fabris has found his own voice … Maybe this is what makes him such a good partner for Blake, another musician who has never seemed to have any doubt of his own unique identity. This assuredness contributes to the high level of trust that’s palpable here; Blake can always find a new angle knowing that Fabris will find an angle to that angle…
“There’s a lot of playfulness on this record, but a lot of tension, angst and tenderness as well, sometimes all at once, somehow.”
You can read the full review by downloading a PDF of the issue and going to page 22.