Chabrol Noir, recorded in 2012, just came out on impulse! There is a limited supply in the US, but it is for sale on ranblake.com
($20, please allow a few extra days for shipping) and you can probably also track it down on amazon.com
($25).A review by Alex Dutilh
“After “Cocktails at Dusk: A Noir Tribute to Chris Connor,” acclaimed by critics when it was released last year, the American pianist Ran Blake
offers us with “Chabrol Noir” further evidence of his passion for the dark movie.
With this new album, which comes out on Impulse!, Mr. Blake makes particular tribute to one of the most famous representatives of the New Wave, the late Claude Chabrol.
The interest of Ran Blake for noir film goes back to his childhood, when he saw the film, when he was only twelve, “The Spiral Staircase”, the Robert Siodmak film released in 1946. This clash initial led him to discover other legendary directors such as Alfred Hitchcock, Otto Preminger, Fritz Lang, Elia Kazan and, of course, Claude Chabrol.
In his albums, Ran Blake has always sought to reconcile his love of film noir and passion for the gospel, soul, bebop, blues and classical music.
Also identified are we without difficulty the influence of film noir in many classics Third Stream jazz he recorded during his career as “The Newest Sound Around” with Jeanne Lee (RCA, 1962), ” Realization of a Dream “(Owl, 1978),” Film Noir “(Novus, 1980) and ” Vertigo “(Owl, 1985).
Ran Blake, now 80 years old (over thirty albums to) is more passionate than ever, still shines through his teaching at the New England Conservatory and continues to offer us a fascinating musical mix, like any good film noir, beauty and suspense.”
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