Trombonist Scot Ray rounds up the usual suspects of West Coast postmodern jazz for this session classified in the ‘unable to classify’ category.
The former sideman in Brian Setzer’s swing orchestra pens a few ideas of hs own on Active Vapor Recovery. H...More
Mark Corroto, All About Jazz L.A., 6/1/03
In your face. That's how the Scot Ray Quintete's Active Vapor Recovery starts out on "Three Quarks." It has to do with attitude and Ray's axe: the trombone, an inherently in-your-face instrument. Ditto for the electric violin (Jeff Gauthier) and the elect...More
Dan McClenaghan, All About Jazz NY, 6/1/03
Another shining jewel in Cryptogramophone's crown, this recording features trombonist Scot Ray leading a quartet of label regulars, including the peerless Cline brothers (Nels and Alex) on guitars and percussion respectively, Jeff Gauthier on violin and S...More
Bill Tilland, BBCi, 7/15/03