A Voice of Many Voices for Midcoast, Downeast and Bangor, Maine
WERU is an independent, noncommercial, community media organization. WERU engages with the local community to provide diverse music, independent news, public affairs and cultural content that connects, informs, and inspires.
- Every week on Thu at 6:00 PM
With DJ Sosrip
Excellent jazz brought to you from one cool cat!
Jun 24, 2021 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM
With Mark Tipton
Ran Blake: a brief history
Tune into WERU this Thursday, June 24th from 6-8pm EST for Ran Blake: a brief history. This episode will focus on one of the most uncategorizable musicians of all time, pianist/composer Ran Blake, who is still active as a performer and educator at the age of 86. Host Mark Tipton will spin CDs & LPs that span Ran Blake's career from his legendary duo cuts with vocalist Jeanne Lee in 1961 to his solo piano albums like "Open City," "Duke Dreams," "Vertigo," and "Epistrophy" to collaborations with Jaki Byard, Houston Person, Ricky Ford, Tiziano Tononi, Dominique Eade, Enrico Rava, Steve Lacy, Claire Ritter, and Christine Correa. Fascinating, contemplative, and utterly unique - that's Ran Blake in a nutshell.