Kitano Noir

SSC1362 2015-05-26

Track List

Field Cry - 2:10
When Sunny Gets Blue - 3:22
Curtis - 3:21
Fine and Dandy - 2:54
Cry Wolf - 1:55
Mãe Preta - 4:56
Indian Winter - 3:19
Mood Indigo - 2:25
Moon Ride - 3:18
Round Midnight - 3:16
Addio Lugano - 2:16
Get Out of Town - 3:44
Driftwood - 3:53
Short Life of Barbara Monk - 3:00
Good Morning Heartache - 3:58
Sing a Rainbow - 3:22


Sara Serpa - voice
Ran Blake - piano

The legendary pianist Ran Blake has long been known as a unique and eloquent stylist, his style ranging from the evocative to romantic to avant-garde. He is also known as a tremendous accompanist to vocalists, stretching back to his groundbreaking performances with unmatched Jeanne Lee. Sara Serpa is a vocalist of a much younger generation, who approaches the songs of the American songbook, music from her native Portugal and her own original material with equal expertise. The duo has worked together since Serpa studied with Blake at the New England Conservatory. Together they showcase their unique musical bond on Kitano Noir, a live recording from New York City’s Kitano Jazz venue and their third release as a duo.