The Gilmore

Ran Blake – A Tribute to Abbey Lincoln

Monday, April 30, 2012

Wellspring Theater, Epic Center

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In a career spanning five decades, Ran Blake is one of the most revered figures in contemporary music. A MacArthur Foundation Fellow, Blake is a composer, pianist, improviser and New England Conservatory teacher. He first met and became hooked on the music of jazz singer Abbey Lincoln in 1961 while working as a waiter at a New York club where Lincoln was performing. Nothing but the Truth: Throw It Away is the title for Blake’s tribute concert in honor of the Kalamazoo native, who passed away last year.

Genres: Jazz

Abbey Lincoln Throw It Away
R.B. Lynch Christmas Cheer
Mal Waldron Straight Ahead
Max Roach Mendacity
Phil Moore Tender as a Rose
R.B. Lynch Love Lament
R.B. Lynch When Autumn Sings
Abbey Lincoln The Music is the Magic
Max Roach Freedom Day/Driva Man

Concert Program



Ran Blake

Ran Blake