Shades of Gray

Gary Gray
Centaur Records CRC 3251 (2013)

Tracklist

  • 01.-03. Three Preludes (G. Gershwin)
  • 04. THREE SHORT STORIES – 1. Uncle Bebop (Wolfgang)
  • 05. THREE SHORT STORIES – 2. Rays of Light (Wolfgang)
  • 06. THREE SHORT STORIES – 3. Latin Dance (Wolfgang)
  • 07. Hall of Mirrors (M. Carlson)
  • 08.-12. Blending (Ch.H. Bernstein)
  • 13. Yin and Yang (B. Cunliffe)
  • 14. Blue Muse (K. Burrell)
  • 15. Rhapsody in Blue (G. Gershwin)
  • 16. Lush Life (B. Strayhorn/arr. B. Cunliffe)
  • 17. Wave (A.C. Jobim)

Musicians

Gary Gray clarinet
Judith Farmer
bassoon
Gary Foster alto sax
Adam Korniszewski violin
Kenny Burrell
guitar
Vince L. Maggio
piano
Joanne Pearce Martin
piano
Juliette Gray
voice

Reviews

Three Short Stories for clarinet and bassoon by Gernot Wolfgang has [clarinetist Gary] Gray collaborating with bassoonist Judith Farmer in a heady mix of jazz and Latin American rhythms, from the up-tempo “Uncle Be-Bop” to the coolly lyrical “Rays of Light” in which the instruments drift serenely in their separate grooves, and then the explosive “Latin Dance.”

Phil Muse, Audio Video Club of Atlanta