Gratitude: Stagedoor Live @ the Z

Format: CD
Release Date: 4/26/2019
Availability: In Stock

On his fourth recording with the Tim Ray Trio, all on Whaling City Sound, Greg Abate and friends search for and find the true essence of jazz. With no formal rehearsals, and subsequently, no overdubs, mulligans, and redos, the band captures its performance in truth, in full, and in the moment. With the seasoned support of Tim Ray (piano), John Lockwood (bass) and Mark Walker (drums), Abate and his various horns (alto, tenor and baritone saxes, as well as ute) cruise through a slate of mainly originals, along with Joe Hendersons Inner Urge and Roland Kirks Serenade to a Cuckoo, done here on tenor sax rather than the customary flute. Tim Ray and the trio add their surprising version of Fats Wallers Jitterbug Waltz. Abate is one of jazzs pure, natural talents, with energy, imagination and technique. The crowd must have really enjoyed this session because the sound, recorded and mixed by John Mailloux, is superb and the performances creative and exhilarating.

1. Gratitude
Length: 07:40
2. Bop Lives
Length: 07:10
3. Hazy Moon
Length: 07:03
4. In the Stratosphere
Length: 05:30
5. Farewell Phil Woods
Length: 06:45
6. Serenade to a Cuckoo
Length: 04:50
7. Jitterbug Waltz
Length: 09:58
8. Gemini
Length: 06:16
9. Dracula
Length: 05:07
10. For the Love of Life
Length: 05:16
11. Inner Urge
Length: 06:17
Album Details
Disc Count: 1
Total Length: 71:52
UPC: 687606011427