fill a gap in education or to give a secret tip, from which
side you approach the phenomenon Freeze Frame, it's worth to
discover. I am reporting for years now about Ray Bach's
albums, but the novelty is consistent. His relative
unfamiliarity for the American listeners is explained by the
few far too few live performances.
This year, he delights us again with a new release.
Experience is the costliest, which Ray has ever
produced. The longest album, the most musicians, the largest
production expenses. That makes curious! Ray comments꞉ "It's
all about experience, it's all about influence and
As dazzling as his music, so different are his idols. He
counts to his influences Solar Fire, Sakamoto and Yellow
Jackets. Involved in the new project, in addition to
arranger, songwriter, producer and keyboardist Ray Bach are
Petra Rathmann (sax), Ricky Garcia (guitars), Lisa
(vocals), Nils Karsten (trumpet), Lars Slowak (bass), Andrew
McGuinness (drums), Georg Hahn (vocals, guitars, bass), and
Dirk Bakker (drums).
With Moods of New York introduces Ray into his
album. This song is dedicated to his great fan base in the
New York area. Uplifting and swirling. Groove Agent
enchants with Liza's bewitching voice and Nils Karsten's
atmospheric trumpet. Then Ray delves into the synth sound
world with A Smile Is Worth Hundred Words.
A Magic Potion is created for all lovers of a good
cup of coffee. Ray prefers the South American beans. That
explains the Latin impact of this piece.
An intense acoustic bass, xylophone and guitar sounds, there
is nothing that is not conjured up by this keyboard magician
on I Wear My Orange Coat.
Andrew McGuinness sets precise accents on drums.
All I Do and My 9-3 present this time
Lars Slowak as a gifted singer. With
In the Spotlight Ray demonstrates the full range of
his creativity as keyboardist and multiinstrumentalist.
One More Lie is a rockish collaboration between Ray
and singer and guitarist George Hahn.
Same Time, Next Year is Ray's
tribute to his friends, he sees seldom but one or two time a
year. With The Night Comes Down
Ray paints a picturesque soundscape. After a Long Day
sums up musically everything you can look for to relax after
a hard-working day. The Man from South-Africa is a
rhythmically driving piece that
like life itself. And finally A Smile. Piano
pure then swinging sounds.
Ray Bach writes his own music history. The inquisitive
audience is rewarded with new sound experiences.
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Artist: Freeze Frame
Genre: General Jazz
01 Moods of New York [4:47]
02 The Groove Agent [4:26]
03 A Smile Is Worth Hundred Words [3:57]
04 A Magic Potion [3:39]
05 I Wear My Orange Coat [4:16]
06 All I Do [3:58]
07 My 9-3 [3:49]
08 In the Spotlight [3:59]
09 One More Lie [3:59]
10 Same Time, Next Year [4:04]
11 The Night Comes Down [4:25]
12 After a Long Day [3:37]
13 The Man from South-Africa [6:34]
14 The Smile Returns [3:51]
Colors of Summer
The Score of Moviebooks
The Smooth Shore
Best In Life