Ran Blake, Jaki Byard
Ran Blake, Jaki Byard

Artists :

Jaki Byard ( Piano )
Ran Blake ( Piano )
Ran Blake, Jaki Byard

This is the original edition 140 gram LP VINYL.

(Also available on CD)

Recently rediscovered while digging through our vaults, this is the original 1981 vinyl edition of the album.   "It doesn't get any better than this."

The Piano Series

"This very interesting release matches together Ran Blake and Jaki Byard in a set of piano duets. Because Byard (who can play credibly in virtually every jazz style) is highly flexible, he was able to meet Blake on his own terms and inspire him to play more extrovertedly than usual. Their seven collaborations (a pair of standards, one recent obscurity, Blake's "Wende" and three songs co-written by the pianists) have their playful moments, are quite exploratory, and always hold one's interest. In other words, this matchup works." (source:, S. Yanow)

SIDE A: 1. On Green Dolphin Street  2. Prelude  3. Chromatics  4. Wende   SIDE B: 1. Tea For Two  2. Victoria  3. Sonata For Two Pianos


More Information
Title Improvisations
Catalogue Number SN 1022
Display Artist Ran Blake, Jaki Byard
Label Soul Note
Year 1981
Format vinyl
Main genre Jazz
Product type full album