Ray, Tim

Whaling City Sound, 2019CD
Instrument: Piano

Issue: 26.1

Jazz Ruler Type: Bebop
O's Jazz Ruler

Performance: 4
Performance Chart

Sound: 3
Sound Chart

Score: 83
Score Chart

O’s Notes: Tim Ray is “the pianist you didn’t know you knew” having served as Lyle Lovett’s longtime keyboardist and the current pianist and musical director for Tony Bennett. He takes a leadership role on Excursions and Adventures in a trio with John Patitucci on bass and drummer Terri Lyne Carrington. Each of these formidable musicians is on the faculty at Berklee! We like the open space that allows all of the instruments to blossom, notably on “Paint It, Black” and “Unconditional Love”. Other standouts are “Nothing From Nothing”, “Maria” and “Gone, Not Forgotten”.


Publicist: Mixed Media Promo