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by Joe Dimino
During this time of COVID-19 and live jazz being silenced, Neon Jazz brings you a new episode honoring the best in today's jazz world. We also honor the legacy of the late Manu Dibango.Playlist Tim Ray Paint if Black" Excursions and Adventures (Whaling City Sound) 00:00 Host talks 4:34 Oscar Peterson Just a Sittin' and A Rockin'" Jazz for a Lazy Day (MMT) 6:29 Manu Dibango Ode to Billie Joe" Ramblin' Sax (E.G.T.) 9:59 Host talks 13:17 Roy ...read more
by Rob Rosenblum
Although hidden away in classrooms at the Berklee School of Music or as the accompanying pianist with vocalist Tony Bennett, Tim Ray is a pianist of the highest order and this album offers all the evidence needed to prove the case. Ray's supporting cast are two exceptionally subtle and responsive playersJohn Patitucci, who is best known for his acoustic bass work with Chick Corea, and Terri Lyne Carrington, whose drumming reflects the sophistication of her mentor, Jack DeJohnette. ...read more
by Dan McClenaghan
The Tim Ray Trio supplied the spirited accompaniment on Kindred Spirits (Whaling City Sound, 2016), behind saxophonists Greg Abate and the legendary Phil Woods. But they got the chance to step out--sax men taking a break--with a peppery take on Kurt Weill's classic Speak Low," which serves as a preview of sorts for the Tim Ray Trio's Windows. Ray, and his cohorts, bassist John Lockwood and drummer Mark Walker, bounce into a joyful opening track, Duke Ellington's I'm ...read more