Reese Gray and the Sideways Alley Jazz Band | Live At Henry's Bistro

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Live At Henry's Bistro

by Reese Gray and the Sideways Alley Jazz Band

Reese Gray - formally of Squirrel Nut Zippers - swings your ragtime ass into the jump-jiven' 1920s.
Genre: Jazz: Ragtime
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3. Animule Dance
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4. Sugar
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When The Squirrel Nut Zippers Recorded their last album, the band reunited with Hot and Perennial Favorites producer Mike Napolitano at Kingsway Studios in New Orleans. The new line-up featured the amazing Reese Gray (piano).
Newcomer Reese Gray, only 21 years old, first heard the Zippers when he was 14, and resolved that he would learn to play "Ragtime Piano" in the style of Fats Waller and Earl Hines. He picked it up, one key at a time, and spent his teenage years roaming around clubs and piano bars in the South. He played for nearly two years in New Orleans, and by the time he was 20 Reese was performing in Chapel Hill, NC unaware that Zippers even lived nearby.
When Jimbo Mathus and Stu Cole spotted Reese Gray playing his weekly gig in a local restaurant, they were blown away, and invited "the kid" to join the band. "He's got it, man," says Mathus. "It's really difficult to play that way. 'The Stride' style has your left hand dive-bombing on the low octaves and your right hand filling in the rest. He's great, and so young, we're lucky to get him."
This is the same way A.P.B. Records feels about Reese Gray. A.P.B. Records recently signed Reese Gray and his Sideways Alley Jazz Band to a record deal and a live recording is to be released soon as an interactive enhanced CD/CD-ROM. Recorded over three nights at Henry's Bistro in Chapel Hill, NC the CD features six normal audio tracks and the CD-ROM part includes 20+ MP3s, several Music Videos and Photos.



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vivian geidt

Reese, Me and Mr. Rich were just talking about you and wondering how you were doing. Mr. Rich was talking about how amazing you were when he would show you something on the piano and you would call him an hour later and have it down, something that would take him weeks to learn. I typed your name in the computer and came up with this album. You are the greatest. I love them all. What a great sound. It reminds me of Leon Redbone a little - I'm a big fan of his and now your right up there with him in my eyes. I can't wait for Mr. Rich to hear this - its late and he's asleep now. We're not very computer literate - we just got one recently and are still learning. I hope you're doing well and taking care of yourself. Is your mother still living in Baltimore? If she is we'd love you to stop by when you come home to visit. I'm looking forward to hearing the whole CD when it comes out. Miss Viv