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Piano Noir: Ran Blake

Note: the audio for this show will be available on February 4, 2006

Ran BlakeThis week on Night Lights it’s “Piano Noir: Ran Blake”. Pianist and composer Ran Blake has earned an international reputation with his recordings and with his work as a Third Stream educator at the New England Conservatory of Music. His music has been strongly influenced by the genre of film noir; in this program we’ll hear selections from his 1980 album Film Noir, as well as sides from his 1962 debut The Newest Sound Around, his 2001 release Sonic Temples, and his Horace Silver tribute Horace Is Blue: a Silver Noir.

David Brent Johnson

Born in Indianapolis, Indiana, David Brent Johnson moved to Bloomington in 1991. He is an alumnus of Indiana University, and began working with WFIU in 2002. Currently, David serves as jazz producer and systems coordinator at the station. His interests include literature, history, music, writing, and movies.

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