Ran Blake - late 20th Century

from The Great Jazz Pianists: Speaking of Their Lives and Music, page 200:

You seem to have an affinity for stride piano playing as well, although your work doesn't sound like stride in the traditional sense. I do love James P. [Johnson] and Fats [Waller], but I don't know if that style of music is sad enough for me to listen to for a whole evening. I don't consciously take twenty stride records home and devote a summer to listening to them, as I'm doing now with Billie Holiday's Verve releases.
cite as

Len Lyons, The Great Jazz Pianists: Speaking of Their Lives and Music (New York, ), p. 200. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1431333563354 accessed: 20 June, 2024


Ran Blake
Composer, Pianist, Teacher

Listening to

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Billie Holiday performed by Billie Holiday

Experience Information

Date/Time late 20th Century
Medium playback
Listening Environment indoors

Originally submitted by Gill on Mon, 11 May 2015 09:39:23 +0100
Approved on Sat, 26 Sep 2015 14:05:14 +0100