Ran Blake - Ghost Tones - Music. The pianist Ran Blake, now 80, was paying close attention back then, and knew Mr. Russell for a long time thereafter when they both taught at. View credits, reviews, tracks and shop for the CD release of "Ghost Tones" on Discogs. Ghost Tones is his composite portrait of him, with partly George Russellís music, and partly with Ran Blakeís music, as well as versions of the standards. "Veteran pianist-composer Ran Blake includes original music, a few standards and interpretations of some of George Russell's most important recorded pieces. There are a lot of sides to George Russell's life's work. The same can said of artistry of Ran Blake. Ghost Tones explores most of them, with a. Ran Blake: Ghost Tones: Portraits of George Russell album review by Jakob Baekgaard, published on J. Find thousands jazz reviews. Veteran pianist-composer Ran Blake includes original music, a few standards and interpretations of some of George Russell's most important. On Ghost Tones, the pianist emphasizes the spirit of the Russell's music more than the compositions themselves, sometimes even to the point. The signatures Ran Blake (for twas he) gathered, reproduced in the Ghost Tones booklet, are a who's who of jazz, among them Thelonious Monk.