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Ran Blake

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Ran Blake "recomposes" several scenes, songs and personalities in this concert from WGBH.

October 17, 2009 In his only concert of 2009, a small audience witnessed Ran Blake's recompositions unfold.

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At the New England Conservatory, pianist Ran Blake teaches a class on film noir.

October 17, 2009 When Blake closes his eyes to interpret a soundtrack, it's as if the film plays against his eyelids.

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Vijay Iyer

December 6, 2009 In 2009, young talents such as Vijay Iyer were among many who transcended the standard.

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April 22, 2009 Blake radically transforms popular vocal standards from Billie Holiday, Hank Williams and more.

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  • Album: Driftwoods
  • Artist: Ran Blake
  • Label: Tompkins Square
  • Released: 2009