6 Depot Square
Montclair, NJ 07042
Sets at 8:00 p.m. & 10:00 p.m.
$20 music charge prepaid tickets online $22 pp at door $12 minimum (food/drink)
RAY SUHY/LEWIS PORTER ALBUM RELEASE PERFORMANCE!
“LONGING”—CADENCE JAZZ RECORDS #1264 !!
This exciting new album that combines top-level jazz and rock is a tribute of sorts to the heavy, modal early sixties music of John Coltrane. The Suhy-Porter quartet plays all original music—new compositions by virtuoso guitarist Ray Suhy, as well as some by acclaimed jazz pianist (and long-time Rutgers jazz prof) Lewis Porter.
Ray Suhy is an eclectic guitarist/composer based in Red Bank, New Jersey. Ray’s best known for his work in the metal world, recording and touring the world with Six Feet Under And Cannabis Corpse. His previous instrumental releases, “Fulmination” and “Tesselations,” explored everything from fusion to metal and jazz. On “Longing,” Ray’s goal was to write melodic tunes that harken back to the early- to mid- sixties jazz that inspired him to study the genre when he was younger. After meeting Lewis on a recording session led by Allen Lowe, the two began to plot out what would eventually become the record “Longing.” Follow Ray at www.raysuhy.com as well as at https://www.facebook.com/r
Lewis Porter is renowned as a jazz scholar and teacher, while musicians also know him to be an original, virtuosic and sought-after pianist and composer. He has performed across the USA and Europe with Dave Liebman (who premiered one of Dr. Porter’s two saxophone concertos), Joe Lovano, Wycliffe Gordon, Ravi Coltrane, Marc Ribot, and many others. He appears on 25 albums, and his new album Beauty And Mystery (Altrisuoni Records) features John Patitucci, Terri Lyne Carrington, and Tia Fuller. He received a Grammy nomination in 1995. A long-time music professor at Rutgers in Newark, he has also taught at The New School, The Manhattan School of Music, NYU, and Brandeis. He also teaches private students worldwide by Skype. Follow him at Lewisporter.com and on Facebook.
First-call drummer Rudy Royston has toured worldwide with the heralded likes of trumpeter Dave Douglas, guitarist Bill Frisell, saxophonists Branford Marsalis, Ravi Coltrane, J.D. Allen, and Rudresh Mahanthappa. His recordings as a leader earned him notice from DownBeat, All About Jazz, and CriticalJazz.com as well as leading bands at the historic Village Vanguard.
Arriving in New York in 1992 from Holland, bassist Joris Teepe has played and recorded with a “who’s who in jazz”, such as Benny Golson, Sonny Fortune, Rashied Ali, Billy Hart and Randy Brecker. He is also an imaginative composer with albums as a leader.