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The Legendary Duets / Jeanne Lee & Ran Blake


Release Date: 09/17/2010 
Label:  Rca   Catalog #: 6461  
Composer:  David RaksinThelonious MonkRan BlakeJohn Benson Brooks,   ... 
Performer:  Ran BlakeJeanne LeeGeorge Duvivier
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Stereo 
Length: 0 Hours 49 Mins. 

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This CD is reissued by ArkivMusic.

Notes and Editorial Reviews

Track Listing
1. Laura
2. Blue Monk
3. Church on Russell Street
4. Where Flamingos Fly
5. Season in the Sun
6. Lover Man
7. Evil Blues
8. Someimes I Feel Like a Motherless Child
9. When Sunny Gets Blue
10. Love Isn't Everything
11. Vanguard - (previously unreleased)
12. Left Alone - (previously unreleased)
13. He's Got the Whole World in His Hands - (previously unreleased)
14. Straight Ahead - (previously unreleased)

Personnel: Jeanne Lee (vocals); Ran Blake (piano); George Duvivier (bass).

Producer: George Avakian.

Recorded at RCA Studio B, New York between November 15 and December 7,
Read more 1961. Includes liner notes by Michael Ullman.

THE LEGENDARY DUETS is the 1987 Bluebird CD reissue of 1962's THE NEWEST SOUND AROUND, which marked the debut of both avant-garde jazz singer Jeanne Lee and "third stream" pianist Ran Blake. It's a fascinating document--moody, dissonant, bluesy, and an altogether more musical affair than a related avant-garde entity such as Patty Waters's self-titled ESP debut. Of special interest are the slow, sure "Blue Monk" (with Abbey Lincoln lyrics) and a rare cover of the exotic novelty "Where Flamingos Fly," which bears comparison with the Helen Merrill/Gil Evans version on DREAM OF YOU.
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Works on This Recording

1. Laura: Main Theme by David Raksin
Performer:  Ran Blake (Piano), Jeanne Lee (Voice)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1944; USA 
2. Blue Monk by Thelonious Monk
Performer:  Ran Blake (Piano), Jeanne Lee (Voice)
3. Church on Russell Street by Ran Blake
Performer:  Ran Blake (Piano), Jeanne Lee (Voice)
4. Where Flamingos Fly by John Benson Brooks
Performer:  Ran Blake (Piano), Jeanne Lee (Voice)
5. Season in the Sun by Tommy Wolf
Performer:  Jeanne Lee (Voice), Ran Blake (Piano), George Duvivier (Double Bass)
6. Lover Man by Ram Ramirez
Performer:  Ran Blake (Piano), Jeanne Lee (Voice)
7. Evil Blues by Guy Freedman
Performer:  Jeanne Lee (Voice), Ran Blake (Piano), George Duvivier (Double Bass)
8. Sometimes I feel like a motherless child by Traditional
Performer:  Ran Blake (Piano), Jeanne Lee (Voice)
Written: USA 
9. When Sunny Gets Blue by Marvin Fisher
Performer:  Ran Blake (Piano), Jeanne Lee (Voice)
10. Love Isn't Everything by Patty McGovern
Performer:  Ran Blake (Piano), Jeanne Lee (Voice)
11. Vanguard by Ran Blake
Performer:  Ran Blake (Piano), Jeanne Lee (Voice)
12. Left Alone by Mal Waldron
Performer:  Ran Blake (Piano), Jeanne Lee (Voice)
13. He's got the whole world in His hands by Traditional
Performer:  Ran Blake (Piano), Jeanne Lee (Voice)
Written: USA 
14. Straight Ahead by Mal Waldron
Performer:  Ran Blake (Piano), Jeanne Lee (Voice)

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