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Epistrophy

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Epistrophy
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Thelonious
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April In Paris
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Off Minor
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Criss-cross
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Reflections
3:24
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Epistrophy
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'round Midnight
5:50
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Hornin' In
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Just A Gigolo
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Nice Work If You Can Get It
3:47
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My Dear Ruby
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Monk's Mood
5:12
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Smoke Gets In Your Eyes
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Eronel
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Misterioso
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Epistrophy
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Album Information

Total Tracks: 17   Total Length: 54:26

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Ran Blake: the New Englandest New Englander

By Kevin Whitehead, Contributor

Ran Blake is one mysterioso pianist. His playing smacks of deep, complicated feelings, like melancholy, or nostalgia, where painful longing and sweet remembrance mix. His right hand - could be one finger - might hammer out a melody like a brass bell, choosing notes with a poet's care, while his left hand plumbs the depths, with low dissonant chords made all the more ambiguous via subtle foot pedaling. Other pianists abuse the sustain pedal for… more »

They Say All Music Guide

Ran Blake’s re-interpretations of 12 Thelonious Monk songs and four standards that Monk enjoyed playing are quite different than everyone else’s. He states the basic melody but, rather than improvising off the chord changes, Blake’s flights on these solo piano performances stay close to the mood of the melodies, alternating silence with unexpected emotional flurries. – Scott Yanow