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JAZZ GROOVES

Like many other composers, Ray Guntrip, pianist and band leader of his seven piece band, whose performances draw on a number of styles and traditions in creating a fresh, distinctive sound conjured up by his musical ideas and arrangements and not least by the musicians he chooses to work with, such as John Worthington, soprano sax; John Rangecroft, tenor sax; Dave Harvey, alto sax; Steve Botting, trombone; Roberto Bellatala, double bass;  and Tony Bianco, drums.  Ray Guntrip has also worked and recorded with the renowned jazz vocalist, Tina May

Track & Title

Description

Composer

Duration

1. SNAP

A jazz composition from a seven piece band, reworking a standard musical progression and introducing a few unexpected harmonic twists

Raymond Guntrip

4’05

2. MINOR GROOVE

A jazz composition from a seven piece band which is based squarely on a twelve bar blues

Raymond Guntrip

6’39

3. INTERACTION

A jazz composition from a seven piece band incorporating solos that blend a freer approach to performance with full band arrangements of a mood defining theme

Raymond Guntrip

7’40

4. SQUEEK

A jazz composition from a seven piece band where the arrangement is rooted in jazz standard progressions and where a new tune is reflected in familiar sequences

Raymond Guntrip

4’20

5. SOUNDSCAPE

A jazz composition from a seven piece band that reflects urgent momentum and captures the freedom of spirit

Raymond Guntrip

7’22

6. OOGIE WOOGIE

A jazz composition from a seven piece band where the arrangement is rooted in jazz standard progressions and where a new tune is reflected in familiar sequences

Raymond Guntrip

7’50

7. CANTUS FIRMUS

A jazz composition from a seven piece band where the arrangement is rooted in jazz standard progressions and where a new tune is reflected in familiar sequences

Raymond Guntrip

4’00

8. INSURRECTION

A jazz composition from a seven piece band incorporating solos that blend a freer approach to performance with full band arrangements of a mood defining theme

Raymond Guntrip

4’07

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