Ray Ferretti started playing guitar in his early teens and was first drawn to music by the 70’s rock bands. Moving on to rhythm and blues and funk he started to gravitate toward jazz via Joe Pass.
After hearing Wayne Shorter and Tribal Tech fusion bands he realized the style of music he wanted to play and compose.
In the 90’s while starting to explore jazz fusion composition one found its way on Kristin Garson’s 1998 release ‘Music Under the Influence’ on the Vectordisc label. After an eight year hiatus from music and recovering from life changing circumstances in 2006 he started to play and compose music again. This new life seemed to bring out the creative juices that were lying dormant for years. Three years and sixteen tracks later ‘Nice View’ was released in November 2009 on the Vectordisc label.
‘Leaf Juice’ is the follow up to the successful ‘Nice View’.
This time around the instrumentation is scaled down to trio and quartet formats for more of a live sound.
Fans of Scott Henderson, Oz Noy and Tribal Tech will really enjoy this title.
Guitarist asked for more guitar this time around and Ray Ferretti has delivered from the opening track till the end.
Ray Ferretti (Guitar, Bass, Keyboards); Ron Thomas (Electric Piano & Synth); Jonas Aras (Electric Piano); Kristi Lynn Kosh (Voice)