Album Remarks & Appraisals:
Greg Abate boasts one of hard bop's best-known alto saxophones. In fact, he's earned the nickname "the prince of bebop," which makes perfect sense if you've seen him perform. Phil Woods, another saxophone legend, was widely hailed as one of the prototypical practitioners on the instrument. Together, with the Tim Ray Trio, Abate and Woods whipped up the brand new double CD "Kindred Spirits Live at Chan's." Sadly Woods passed away before this release of sizzling jazz featuring Ray on piano, Mark Walker on drums and John Lockwood on bass. "Kindred Spirits Live at Chan's" incidentally, is dedicated to jazz giant, the great Phil Woods, for his enormous body of work and his contribution to the world of jazz.
Personnel: Tim Ray (piano); Mark Walker (drums).
Audio Mixer: Antonio Oliart Ros.
Liner Note Authors: Neal Weiss; Greg Abate; Bob Blumenthal.
Recording information: Chan's, Woonsocket, RI (08/11/2014).
Photographer: David Arruda, Jr.