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Ran Blake Celebrates New CD with Concert at Cobi's Place (NYC)

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"Imagine the world's most profound cocktail pianist—wistful, yet utterly unsappy and given to quiet storms of weirdness—and you'll get a good idea of Ran Blake's sound. Tonight the 76-year-old stops by an off-the-beaten-path midtown venue to celebrate a new disc, Grey December—Live in Rome, and to honor the late, great Abbey Lincoln." —Time Out New York

Sunday, May 15th
8pm

Cobi's Place
158 W 48th St
New York, NY

About Grey December

Grey December—Live in Rome captures Ran Blake on a recent European jaunt in December 2010. Although one of his albums was recorded in a movie theatre and another in a train station, this is Ran's first live concert recording in front of an audience in a proper venue. The performance includes several new Ran Blake compositions that appear on record for the first time, as well as standards. The intensity and magic of Ran Blake's live performance is now here for us to enjoy and marvel at, again and again.

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