Ran Blake in Concert

Concert is Ran Blake playing a solo piano concert live at The Western Front with compositions by George Gershwin, Federico Mompou, Mary Lou Williams, Stan Kenton, Mal Waldron, Thelonious Monk, Stevie Wonder, Goerge Russell, Ran Blake, Bernard Herrmann, Duke Ellington and Billy Strayhorn. Part of the First duMaurier International Jazz Festival.

Set 1 – George Gershwin: “Summertime”; “That Certain Feeling”; “Clara, Clara”; “Of Thee I Sing”; “Who Cares”. Set 2 – Spain: “Una Matica De Ruda” (anon.); “Ah, El Novio No Quiere Dinero” (anon.); “El Cant Dels Ocells” (anon.); ” Aquesta nit un mateix vent” (Federico Mompou). Set 3 – Composers Set: “What’s Your Story, Morning Glory?”(Mary Lou Williams); “Artistry in Rhythm” (Stan Kenton); “Straight Ahead” (Mal Waldron); “Hornin’ In” (Thelonius Monk); “You and I” (Stevie Wonder); “Ezzthetic” (George Russell). Set 4 – Early Originals by Ran Blake: “Vanguard”; “Breakthru”; “Cadillac Joe”; “Church on Wooster Street”; “Arline”. Set 5 – Vertigo Suite: “Credits”; “Madeline at Ernie’s Restaurant”; “Portrait of Carlotta Valdes at the Place of Legion of Honor” (Bernard Herrmann); “Old Fort Point”; “Muir Woods: ‘The Distant and Far Past’ ” (Ran Blake); “Aerial View of San Francisco” (Bernard Herrmann); ” ‘ It Can’t  Matter To You’ ” (Ran Blake); “Recapitulation: The Nightmare and the Tower of San Juan Bautista” (Ran Blake and Bernard Hermann). Set 6 – Duke and Billy: “Duke Dreams” (Ran Blake); “Drop Me Off In Harlem”; “Mood Indigo”; “Me and You” (Duke Ellington); “Lush Life” (Billy Strayhorn)

Audio Recording duration: 1:19:36

Digitized audio of this concert is available through the Western Front Archives upon research request.