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MAYS PLAYS MAYS
On many of my previous recordings I primarily focused on other peoples’ music—jazz chestnuts, classical themes, and Great American Songbook standards. On MAYS PLAYS MAYS all but two of the 15 tracks are my own compositions, celebrating people and places, encompassing the blues, a mini-suite dedicated to family members, a Manhattan neighborhood “soundscape,” various trio romps, and me on two vocals. Over the course of 68 minutes my musical friends and I take you on a sparkling sonic journey, beautifully recorded by Matt Balitsaris and mastered by Michael MacDonald. Enjoy!
(As with my last recording "Live at COTA," and my book, sales proceeds will go to the Musicians Emergency Relief Fund).
Bill Mays, piano, Fender Rhodes electric piano, vocals
Martin Wind, bass and acoustic bass guitar
Matt Wilson, drums and percussion
Marvin Stamm, trumpet and flugelhorn
John Hart, guitar
Recorded and mixed July, 2019
AllAboutJazz (Dr. Judith Schlesinger)
L.A. Jazz Scene (Scott Yanow)
Downbeat Magazine (Kerilie McDowall)
Jersey Jazz (Joe Lang)
U.K. Jazz Journal (Dave Jones)
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