album Ran Blake - Film Noir mp3 download

album Ran Blake - Film Noir mp3 download

Genre: Jazz / Screen
Performer: Ran Blake
Album: Film Noir
Country: US
Released: 2015
Style: Contemporary Jazz
MP3 version ZIP size: 1771 mb
FLAC version ZIP size: 1849 mb
WMA version ZIP size: 1425 mb
Rating: 4.3
Votes: 749

Ran Blake ‎– Film Noir. Label: Arista Novus ‎– AN 3019. Format: CD, Album, Reissue. Country: US. Released: 2015. Piano, Liner Notes – Ran Blake. Producer – Michael Cuscuna. Recorded By, Mixed By, Mastered By – John Nagy. Soprano Saxophone – Daryl Lowery (tracks: 7, 9). Trombone – Norman McWilliams (tracks: 9). Trumpet – Chris Pasin (tracks: 7, 9), Frank London (tracks: 7), Ingrid Monson (2) (tracks: 7), Spencer MacLeish (tracks: 7, 9), Ted Curson (tracks: 2). Notes.

This memorable set not only has Blake performing vivid explorations of six songs from films (including melodies from All About Eve, Pinky, A Streetcar Named Desire and The Pawnbroker), but five originals that somehow musically sum up the plots of other films (including Spiral Staircase and Touch of Evil).

RAN BLAKE - Film Noir. Filed under Avant-Garde Jazz By RAN BLAKE.

When Ran Blake closes his eyes to interpret a soundtrack, it's as if the classic film The Spiral Staircase plays against his eyelids. His unusual approach to piano playing combines modern and classical harmonies, folk and church music and jazz. This year he released his 36th album, Driftwoods, and it reflects an unusual, non-musical inspiration. To understand Blake's music you need to understand his obsession with film noir, specifically The Spiral Staircase, which he had me sit down to watch. Though he has performed and recorded with his own groups and many other musicians, Blake spends much of his time performing solo and teaching.

pianista e compositore statunitense. Leggi in un'altra lingua. Aggiungi agli osservati speciali. Ran Blake (Springfield, 10 aprile 1935) è un pianista e compositore statunitense. 1962 – The Newest Sound Around (RCA Victor) con Jeanne Lee. 1966 – Ran Blake Plays Solo Piano (ESP Disk). 1976 – Breakthru (Improvising Artists). 1977 – Open City (Horo). 1977 – Crystal Trip (Horo). 1978 – Rapport (Novus).

Film noir and the French new-wave director Claude Chabrol fuel this album of flinty, eerie or austerely romantic short pieces, with Ricky Ford on occasional sax, and one operatically ghostly vocal. The wistful Cemetery is a typical Blake blend of delicate treble sketches and and hard-clanged chords, Bells of Doom and The Nights of Tremolat are among several spooky tracks referencing Chabrol composer Pierre Janssen.

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Tracklist Hide Credits

1 Spiral Staircase
Music By – Ran Blake
2 Eve (From "All About Eve")
Music By – Alfred Newman
3 Garden Of Delight
Music By – Ran Blake
4 Key Largo
Music By – Benny Carter
5 Pinky
Music By – Alfred Newman
6 Streetcar Named Desire
Music By – Alex North
7 Touch Of Evil
Music By – Ran Blake
8 Le Boucher
Music By, Piano – Ran Blake
9 The Pawnbroker
Music By – Quincy Jones
10 Doktor Mabuse
Music By – Ran Blake
11 Blue Gardenia
Music By – Bob Russell, Lee Young

Companies, etc.

  • Copyright (c) – International Phonograph Inc.
  • Phonographic Copyright (p) – Arista Records LLC
  • Manufactured By – International Phonograph Inc.
  • Recorded At – Dimension Studio
  • Mastered At – Masterdisk
  • Mixed At – The Mixing Lab


  • Alto Saxophone – Daryl Lowery (tracks: 6, 9, 10), Ed Jackson (tracks: 7)
  • Arranged By – Daryl Lowery (tracks: 9), Ran Blake (tracks: 9)
  • Co-producer [Associate Producer], Coordinator [Production co-ordinator] – Greg Silberman
  • Design, Art Direction – Howard Fritzson
  • Drums – George Schuller (tracks: 10), Jon Hazilla (tracks: 1, 4, 5 to 7, 9)
  • Electric Bass – Paul Meyers (tracks: 4, 5, 7, 9)
  • Electric Guitar – Christopher Brooks (tracks: 7), Paul Meyers (tracks: 1, 6)
  • Flute – John Heiss (tracks: 5)
  • Liner Notes – Andrew Sarris
  • Management [Series Director] – Steve Baker
  • Oboe – Hankus Netsky (tracks: 1)
  • Percussion – Pat Hollenbeck* (tracks: 7, 9)
  • Piano, Liner Notes – Ran Blake
  • Producer – Michael Cuscuna
  • Recorded By, Mixed By, Mastered By – John Nagy
  • Soprano Saxophone – Daryl Lowery (tracks: 7, 9)
  • Trombone – Norman McWilliams (tracks: 9)
  • Trumpet – Chris Pasin (tracks: 7, 9), Frank London (tracks: 7), Ingrid Monson (tracks: 7), Spencer MacLeish (tracks: 7, 9), Ted Curson (tracks: 2)


Recorded at Dimension Sound, Jamaica Plain, Mass. on January 23 & 27, 1980
Mixed at The Mixing Lab, Newton, Mass.
Mastered at Masterdisk, New York City

(C) 2015 International Phonograph Inc.
(P) 1980 Arista Records, LLC

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Other versions

Category Artist Title (Format) Label Category Country Year
AN 3019 Ran Blake Film Noir ‎(LP, Album) Arista Novus AN 3019 US 1980
This album was reviewed in DownBeat Magazine August 1981 received 4 1/2 stars. “Based either on scores for or Blakes reaction to a series of films with dark and often Violent themes, these compositions are as individualized as the movies which inspired them”

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