Ran Blake

Something to Live For (OGY 711)

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Something to Live For

Ran Blake

Hatology

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HAT 150520

OGY 711

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The world of Ran Blake beckons once again in these performances and, once again, we cannot resist being drawn into that world. We dodge through its shadows and its bright, glaring expanses, alert to the caverns and crevices from which the pianist’s images emerge – now gentle, now brutal, always unretouched. The cinematic content of Blake’s music, its use of montage and dramatic dissolves, has long been acknowledged. When he works in the short forms he favors here, there is also the clarity and unsparing honesty of a short story collection by an author like the late Raymond Carver. Extramusical allusions are unavoidable when music evokes all five senses, as Blake’s music nevitably does.

PERSONNEL:

  • RAN BLAKE, piano
  • DAVID "KNIFE" FABRIS, guitar
  • GUILLERMO GREGORIO, clarinet

Boston, March 20, 1998.

TRACKS:

  • 01. Elijah Rock 1
  • 02. Something to Live For
  • 03. Get out of Town
  • 04. Enigma Suite: Part 1
  • 05. Memphis
  • 06. Vilna
  • 07. Enigma Suite: Part 2
  • 08. Mood Indigo
  • 09. Eclipse
  • 10. Elijah Rock 2
  • 11. Enigma Suite: Part 3
  • 12. Judy
  • 13. A Night in Tunisia
  • 14. Enigma Suite: Part 4
  • 15. Nightcrawler
  • 16. Throw It Away
  • 17. Impresario of Death
  • 18. Doktor Mabuse
  • 19. Ghosts of Cimetière De Père Lachaise