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Leaf Juice

by Ray Ferretti

Leaf Juice is Ray Ferretti's second album original music featuring his lyrical guitar playing.
Genre: Jazz: Jazz Fusion
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1. The Crooked Straight
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2. Voices
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3. Namaste Nepal
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4. Dancing With the Angels
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5. Chris Funker
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6. Leaf Juice
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7. Eyzs Know
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8. Ant Knee
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9. Song For My Mother
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10. Henso
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11. Dr. Pizza
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12. Where's My Car
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13. One Easy Step
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14. Bored Under Water
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ABOUT THIS ALBUM


Album Notes
'Leaf Juice’ is the follow up release 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 release.

Guitarist asked for more guitar this time around and Ray Ferretti has delivered from the opening track till the end.
The secret recipe for ‘Leaf Juice’ is to blend Henderson, Noy, Tribal Tech and Weather Report with a touch of McLaughlin.
Special guest Ron Thomas (Pat Martino) and Jonas Aras lend their wonderful keyboard skills on several tracks.

Produced by Ray Ferretti and Richard Burton
Recorded by Ray Ferretti
Mixed and Mastered by Jonas Aras
Vectordisc 015

REVIEW FROM JAZZ CORNER NEWS

New CD from guitarist Ray Ferretti stimulates the senses with enigmatic jazz fusion

July 7, 2011 (Philadelphia, PA) Written by Robert Sutton. Its ingredients are unknown, but its effects are sensational. Where Ray Ferretti learned how to brew Leaf Juice is an unsolved mystery.

Actually, there really is no question because, as an elixir, Leaf Juice does not exist. Rather, it's the enigmatic title of Ferretti's newest album. Nevertheless, listening to Leaf Juice provides a high of its own, an internal and healthy one; it's a record that awakens and stimulates the senses, an amalgam of progressive rock, jazz, and funk that exists in a universe all its own.

In Ferretti's world, there are no boundaries that separate musical genres; they can freely stray into each other's acres of land. It's an attitude that Ferretti adopted because of his varied inspirations as a guitarist. "Guitar influences are like a family tree," Ferretti explained. "One leads to another which could cross genres as in the case of Carlos Santana and John McLaughlin. McLaughlin opened my ears to a jazz/rock fusion style which became my new drug. I was hearing chords and harmonies that did not exist in rock, and I was fascinated."

Ferretti's interest in the guitar began in his youth. "I started playing guitar in my early teens," Ferretti recalled. "I picked up a really cheap acoustic guitar and took lessons from the local guitar instructor. My teacher at the time stressed the importance of learning how to read music. Guitar tabs did not exist back then so you had two choices - learn to read or play by ear. Ear training is very important but learning how to read opened up a lot of doors later in life for me doing session work and the other types of gigs that require you to read music."

A lifetime's worth of musical education and experience are the real building blocks behind Leaf Juice; however, all of that must be filtered through an open mind. "Besides the guitar studies I mentioned earlier listening to all types of music has been the greatest education of all," Ferretti observed. "One day I was at Pat Martino's house, in his room where he gave his lessons, and I was looking at his large album collection all over the floor. I came across an Earth, Wind & Fire album. I asked him ‘you listen to Earth, Wind & Fire?' and he replied something like, ‘Take the best and leave the rest,' which meant take anything from any style of music that interests you, learn it, and make it part of your style."

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