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Misterioso by Ran Blake

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Album Title: The Newest Sound You Never Heard
Label: A-side Records
Released: 2019


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Fiona's Comments

Cute, but not quite. Anyone got a better hook for Rose? Her blue eyes aren't cutting it.

About the Album

"Misterioso" is the first track from "The Newest Sound You Never Heard," the newly discovered recording from the iconic Ran Blake and Jeanne Lee out January 25, 2019 via A-Side Records in conjunction with the Ran Blake Foundation and New England Conservatory In 1961 Blake and Lee recorded their mutual debut album The Newest Sound Around. Fans had to wait nearly three decades for a follow-up release, You Stepped Out of a Dream, in 1989. With The Newest Sound You Never Heard there's now double the recorded material from this boundless duo. The double album collects nearly two hours of previously unheard music recorded in 1966 and 1967. It features daring explorations of compositions by Thelonious Monk, Ornette Coleman, The Beatles, Ray Charles, Charlie Parker, and others. Lee and Blake, who met at Bard College, had a lifelong friendship and collaboration that came to a close with Lee's death in 2000. The album will be released just a few days before Lee would have celebrated her 80th birthday.

Track Listing

CD 1: Misterioso; Honeysuckle Rose; On Green Dolphin Street; A Hard Day's Night; Can't Give You Anything But Love; Hallelujah, I Love Him So; Night and Day; Ja-Da (take 1); Something's Coming; Just Squeeze Me; God's Image; Retribution; Smoke After Smoke; Parker's Mood; Caravan; Beautiful City; Birmingham U.S.A.; Ja-Da (take 2); Take the A-Train. CD 2: Out of This World; Mister Tambourine Man; Round About; Moonlight in Vermont; The Frog, the Fountain, and Aunt Jane; Billie's Blues; Night in Tunisia; My Favorite Things; Blue Monk; Lonely Woman; Caravan; The Man I Love; Something to Live For; Spring Can Really Hang You Up the Most.


Ran Blake

Additional Personnel

Jeanne Lee: vocals; Ran Blake: piano


Date featured

February 26, 2019

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