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Russian Review of Tim Ray Trio’s, Windows

Tim Ray Trio – Windows

The editorial policy Whaling City Sound label draws consistent policies in support of the musicians “its terms”. Trio Tim Ray in full already participated in the record label issued from New Bedford in 2014. The album Motif famous saxophonist Greg Ebata. Then the trio appeared in a concert recording with Ebata and the late virtuoso Phil Woods Kindred Spirits Live at Chan’s, made in 2014 and published by Whaling City Sound in 2016. And now Tim Ray, John Lockwood and Mark Walker are native Windows album studio work, recording of which was made also in 2014 in Boston.

For Tim Ray is the first album in the last twenty years, which certainly gives special importance to Windows. Heading classic jazz composition, piano trio, Tim in the program of this album appealed to the youth memories. For the first time he met with jazz, taking part in a school big band, and the first disc, which he listened to the Phoenix Public Library, were recording exactly trio – Corea, Hancock, McCoy Tyner, Jarrett. So in Windows, we see works of famous pianists of different times, many of whom prefer this structure.

The album’s title – is the play by Chick Corea. And here I presented Ellington (I’m Beginning to See the Light), Monk (Monk’s Dream), Hancock (Toys and famous Dolphin Dance), Jarrett (So Tender), Horace Silver (Peace). I’ve Been to Memphis Laila Louetta – is also memories, this time on a long road tour, which Ray overcame with this musician. There are in the program and two own plays Tim Ray, and DE-Train – Tim is a look of our days on another masterpiece ellingtonovskogo Band – Take The A Train Billy Strayhorn. Another piece for the album composed by John Lockwood: 12 x 7, in common with the “digital” play McCoy Tyner Four By Five.

Interpretation of music jazz titans their own, undoubtedly talented, reading Ray, Lockwood and Walker show uncommon skill trio of musicians who want to have their say in such a common format. In my opinion, they did it.

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Tim Ray Calendar

December 9thFriday
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 

December 10thSaturday
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 

December 12th – Monday
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 

January 12thThursday
7 – 10pm
The Tim Ray Trio
featuring John Lockwood – bass & Mark Walker – drums
Thelonious Monkfish
Cambridge, MA
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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


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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