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Ray Ferretti

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Ray Ferretti started playing guitar in his early teens and was first drawn to music by the 70’s rock bands. Moving on to rhythm and blues and funk he started to gravitate toward jazz via Joe Pass. After hearing Wayne Shorter and Tribal Tech fusion bands he realized the style of music he wanted to play and compose. In the 90’s while starting to explore jazz fusion composition one found its way on Kristin Garson’s 1998 release ‘Music Under the Influence’ on the Vectordisc label. After an eight year hiatus from music and recovering from life changing circumstances in 2006 he started to play and compose music again. This new life seemed to bring out the creative juices that were lying dormant for years. Three years and sixteen tracks later ‘Nice View’ was released in November 2009 on the Vectordisc label.

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News: Interview

An interview with guitarist Ray Ferretti

Guitarist Ray Ferretti lives in that twilight zone between progressive rock and jazz. It's a balance that isn't always executed with such precision and melody as Ferretti achieves on his new album, Leaf Juice. Quite the contrary, too many musicians fuse together those elements in a self-gratifying way; the result is often a record that quenches ...

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News: Recording

Philadelphia-based guitarist Ray Ferretti stirs together progressive rock and jazz on new CD

Philadelphia-based guitarist Ray Ferretti stirs together progressive rock and jazz on new CD

Guitarist Ray Ferretti stirs together the sonic experimentation of progressive rock and the rhythm-oriented structure of jazz so effortlessly well on his latest CD Leaf Juice it's almost like those two styles were parts of the same genre. Even more impressive is that Ferretti, for the most part, flies solo on this project, jamming by himself ...

Album

Leaf Juice

Label: Vectordisc Records
Released: 2010


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