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by Ray Jozwiak

Catchy, melodic, jazz-infused piano (and piano-based) musical entrees, infused with improvisational terror tactics
Genre: Jazz: Weird Jazz
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  Song Share Time Download
1. Pam's Song
4:29 $0.99
2. The Bitter End
6:00 $0.99
3. Spencer's Mambo
7:22 $0.99
4. Harrissiny
5:11 $0.99
5. Chromatose
3:46 $0.99
6. That Much
3:27 $0.99
7. Mr. Russell
1:39 $0.99
8. Melancholy World
11:07 $0.99
9. My Ego
10:02 $0.99
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Album Notes
Ty Ford of Music Monthly says, "Dangerous...definitively Gonzo."

"...esoteric yet melodic and demands the listener to really pay attention. His writing takes you on jazz journeys that take you to places you never expected to go..." writes Steve Lambert of the Green Lounge.

CHROMATOSE is Baltimore-based creative musician Ray Jozwiak's CD debut featuring solo acoustic baby grand pianoforte original melodies and related improvisations - and some unrelated. CHROMATOSE is music to be appreciated intellectually, emotionally or as ambience. Be certain though, this IS NOT your parents' cocktail piano music.

From plastic guitars and cowboy songs to prolific composing and improvisation, Ray Jozwiak lives and breathes this stuff.



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Steve Lambert, The Green Lounge (ORN) Outlet Radio Network

Ray Jozwiak - "Chromatose"
Ray is an incredible pianist and this CD shows you his unique and cutting edge jazz style in spades. Although very difficult to pigeon-hole and self-admittedly unique to any genre, his style is at once esoteric yet melodic and demands the listener to really pay attention. His writing takes you on jazz journeys that take you to places you never expected to go and make Ray an interesting listen. I like to call this “Brandy Music”, cause it goes so well with a snifter in hand. My personal favorites on this all-original CD are “Spencer’s Mambo” and “That Much.” You can catch Ray at the piano regularly in Baltimore at the Belvedere on Thursday Nights. For more information on Ray or to purchase this CD, please visit HYPERLINK "http://www.rayjozwiak.com" www.rayjozwiak.com.
3 of 4 Martinis!!

Beverly Durfee

Review - Critics Choice
I’m so naive. I think I can write
a fair review for any type of music
they throw my way. Ray Jozwiak’s
“Critic’s Choice” almost cleared away
that delusion.

The first song, “Albert,” struck fear
in my heart. I like to go with my first
impressions of a song and let the artist
build upon that. So what was I hearing?
It sounded like an out-of-tune, jazz
version of “A Charlie Brown Christmas.”
I couldn’t erase the mental image of Snoopy
dancing on top the piano.

No matter - I plugged on. I won’t do a review
unless I’ve listened to the entire CD. The
next two songs had me thinking this Ray
Jozwiak was the love child of Linus and
Mary Lou Retton. I could visualize the tumbling
runs as Linus pounds out the goofy dance beats
the athletes must writhe to …

It wasn’t until track four, “Money,” that I
finally got it. Ray brought in some funky bass
that changed the cold striking of the keys into
smooth, honey-fingered piano jazz. The rest of
the CD was an effortless listen. Jozwiak is
talented and needs to be heard.