AGNZ’s Chance Meeting reviewed by O’s Place and is at #46 on JazzWeek chart

AGNZ’s Chance Meeting reviewed by O’s Place and is at #46 on JazzWeek chart

On February 14th, O’s Place Jazz Newsletter reviewed AGNZ‘s Chance Meeting as follows:
“O’s Notes: A.G.N.Z. is a quartet featuring guitarist Jay Azzolina, Dino Govoni on sax, drummer Adam Nussbaum and bassist Dave Zinno. Dave and Adam had a successful tour in Europe that sparked interest in doing more together. They all convened in Providence, RI and their dream became reality. Each of the band members contributes at least one composition to this all-original set. That gives the session lots of variety as the Chance Meeting evolved into a strong session where the musicians gelled as a band. Among the best tunes are “N.T.I.”, “1 Of 3” and “Asha”.”
Chance Meeting is currently at #46 on the JazzWeek Chart
Azzolina Govoni Nussbaum Zinno/Chance Meeting/082 (re-peaks at 12, 23 weeks airplay) Four powerful jazz artists in mid-career, all with New England roots and impressive experience, come together in one explosion of brilliant light, to produce ten originals, full of purposeful playing and sublime solos. Chance meeting indeed! Perhaps though it’s not a coincidence that drummer Adam Nussbaum, bassist Dave Zinno, guitarist Jay Azzolina, and saxophonist Dino Govoni met at all. Together, the first-call quartet fuses beautifully on their debut play date together.
Tim Ray Trio’s Windows is “an enjoyable and well-rounded session,” affirms O’s Place Jazz Newsletter

Tim Ray Trio’s Windows is “an enjoyable and well-rounded session,” affirms O’s Place Jazz Newsletter

Oscar Groomes from O’s Place Jazz Newsletter has reviewed The Tim Ray Trio’s Windows as follows:

“Pianist Tim Ray performs in a trio with Mark Walker (d) and John Lockwood (b) on Windows. It is his first trio release since his debut Ideas and Opinions over 20 years ago! Ray is influenced by Monk beyond “Monks Dream”. We also felt that groove on “DE-Train”. You can also hear impressions of Corea, Hancock, Jarrett, Tyner and Evans. There is a touch of ragtime blues in “I’ve Been to Memphis” and peaceful journeys on the title track and “So Tender” making this an enjoyable and well-rounded session.

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See The Tim Ray Trio live:

3.4 7:30p Cape Cod Cultural Center, 307 Old Main St., South Yarmouth, MA 02664, 508-394-7100 The Tim Ray Trio featuring John Lockwood – bass & Mark Walker – drums
3.28 7:30-10:30p The Sahara Club, 34 Bates St., Methuen, MA 01844, 978-683-9200 The Tim Ray Trio featuring John Lockwood – bass & Mark Walker – drums

 

O’s Place Jazz Newsletter dubs Summer Breeze as “a memorable and well-balanced set”

O’s Place Jazz Newsletter dubs Summer Breeze as “a memorable and well-balanced set”

Oscar from O’s Place Jazz Newsletter has reviewed Greg Murphy’s Summer Breeze as follows:
“This is an upbeat jovial set with pianist Greg Murphy leading the charge backed by bassist Eric Wheeler and Kush Abadey on drums. Malou Beauvoir provides vocals on “Sophisticated Lady” with a strong solo from trumpeter Josh Evans. She also sings the R&B infused “A Reason To Smile” with brass accompaniment by Jay Rodriguez (sax) and Corey Wilcox (tb) along with the classic title track. Evans mesmerizes us on “Fall” making Summer Breeze a memorable and well-balanced set.”
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Pianist Tim Ray’s “Maria” (From “West Side Story”) featured on KCRW’S New Releases, Rediscoveries, Remembrances on Spotify. Thank you, Tom Schnabel.

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December 9thFriday
7:30pm
Tony Bennett and his Quartet in Concert
featuring Tony – voice, Tim – piano/MD, Gray Sargent – guitar, Marshall Wood – bass & Harold Jones – drums
Dodd Auditorium, University of Mary Washington
Fredricksburg, VA
for more info please visit 
www.tonybennett.com

December 10thSaturday
7pm
Tony Bennett and his Quartet in Concert
featuring Tony – voice, Tim – piano/MD, Gray Sargent – guitar, Marshall Wood – bass & Harold Jones – drums
Pfleger Concert Hall, Rowan University
Glassboro, NJ
for more info please visit 
www.tonybennett.com

December 12th – Monday
8pm
Tony Bennett and his Quartet in Concert
featuring Tony – voice, Tim – piano/MD, Gray Sargent – guitar, Marshall Wood – bass & Harold Jones – drums
Paramount Theater
Charlottesville, VA
for more info please visit 
www.tonybennett.com

January 12thThursday
7 – 10pm
The Tim Ray Trio
featuring John Lockwood – bass & Mark Walker – drums
Thelonious Monkfish
Cambridge, MA
for more info please visit 
www.theloniousmonkfish.com

I’m Beginning to See the Light (D. Ellington) 5:37
Monk’s Dream (T. Monk) 5:12
Toys (H. Hancock) 6:27
DE-Train (T. Ray) 3:50
Joy (T. Ray) 6:38
I’ve Been to Memphis (L. Lovett) 5:47
Dolphin Dance (H. Hancock) 3:23
Windows (C. Corea) 5:37
So Tender (K. Jarrett) 5:52
Star Eyes (G. de Paul / D. Raye) 6:51
Peace (H. Silver) 5:22
12 x 7 (J. Lockwood) 3:08

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Tim Ray – piano
John Lockwood – bass
Mark Walker – drums

Recorded 2014 in the WGBH Fraser Performance Studio, Boston, MA

Engineering, mixing and editing – Antonio Oliart Ros

Liner notes – Bob Blumenthal

Thanks to Neal Weiss, Dave, Ginny and everyone at Whaling City Sound for all your work to help make this recording possible. Thanks also to John, Mark, Antonio and Bob for their artistry and unparalleled skills. And a big thank you to Tyson for her help in making this project (and all my projects) a better and more rewarding experience.

Tim Ray is a Steinway artist and endorses Steinway Pianos
Mark Walker is a Yamaha, Paiste, Remo, Vic Firth and LP artist

For more information on this recording, or inquiries on booking this group, please visit AgitatedCatMusic.com

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