Road To Forever
Greg Abate with The Tim Ray Trio
Fluent in both saxophone and the great language of bebop, Greg Abate has done nothing if not worked tirelessly across five decades to keep the flame of classic jazz lit. In the hands of a skilled musician like Abate—who made his new record, Road to Forever, with Tim Ray’s trusty trio featuring Ray (piano), John Lockwood (bass) and Mark Walker (drums/percussion)—life and music intertwine on his saxophone. The sound of his brass is an extension of his heart, with no filter or contrivance. Abate’s emotions emerge in nearly every note.
Greg Abate- soprano, tenor, and alto saxophone, flute
Tim Ray – piano, electric piano
John Lockwood – acoustic bass, electric bass
Mark Walker- drums, percussion