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Matt Ray: Lost in New York

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It takes courage to include the word “lost in a CD title--some might draw a parallel between title and content. In this case, though, the parallel is both apt and positive. As pianist Matt Ray's liner notes imply and his performance illustrates, he is lost in the best possible sense: totally immersed in the moment and the music.

From the first notes of Wayne Shorter's “Lost --the album's opening cut--there is significant interplay among Ray, bassist Danton Boller and drummer ...