Out Of The Blue

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1 Ray Guntrip and Tina May - Exotic Stranger free download 3:54 1,958
2 Ray Guntrip and Tina May - Out of the Blue free download 5:06 1,256
3 Ray Guntrip and Tina May - Be-Bop -- I Gotta Get Away From You free download 5:23 206
4 Ray Guntrip and Tina May - Santa Maria Dance free download 5:17 0
5 Ray Guntrip and Tina May - He's Mister Twister free download 5:00 1,443
6 Ray Guntrip and Tina May - Is it Love? free download 4:50 1,065
7 Ray Guntrip and Tina May - That Mambo Beat free download 4:14 981
8 Ray Guntrip and Tina May - Tender the Night free download 6:27 1,484
9 Ray Guntrip and Tina May - Demons Dancing free download 6:15 993
10 Ray Guntrip - Move the Mambo Way (With Laura Knight) free download 4:34 83
11 Ray Guntrip and Tina May - Simple Simon free download 7:27 243

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Ray Guntrip: Bio


Out of the blue is the debut CD of a prolific but, until now, little-known British jazz composer. Well-established on the local jazz scene in his native Kent, Ray Guntrip has more than two hundred compositions to his name. Out of the Blue features the cream of his tunes played by some of the UK’s leading musicians. The enthusiastic involvement of two influential figures on the music scene in bringing Ray’s work to a wider audience is itself a testimony to the quality of the music it celebrates.

The catalyst for the project was Gary Barnacle, sometime tenor-sax player with Tina Turner and
Level 42, as well as a host of big-name bands from Jamiroquai to David Bowie, the Clash and Phil Collins. He was prompted to suggest a recording project after playing a number of gigs with Ray’s band, Green Machine. Gary also spotted an additional, and for Ray, unexplored potential: the addition of lyrics.

An inspired recommendation brought Ray together with Tina May, a vocalist with an international reputation, whose recent projects with the legendary pianist Ray Bryant and Bobby Watson, showcased her skills as both world-class lyricist and singer. Impressed with the strength of Ray’s compositions, Tina added words that give an added dimension to the widely contrasting moods of eighteen of his tunes, nine of which are on this CD, from the tongue-twisting Be-Bop - I Gotta Get Away From You! to the rocking He’s Mr Twister and anarchic intensity of Demons Dancing.

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  • stephaniebyrne

    love what you guys do,, wonderful,

    9 Oct 2013 Reply
  • jazzbois

    Thoroughly enjoying the collection thanks.

    25 Apr 2010 Reply
  • creativegods

    Fabulous! We absolutely love it; the tracks are so fresh and make us smile. Thanks!

    13 Sep 2009 Reply
  • Pat9156

    Bonjour Mr Ray Guntrip et Mme Tina May. Que dire de plus que ce qui est exprimer ci_dessous(Liamrice) Car si j'ai changer de speudo ma plume est restée la meme! L'Album est excellent, mais mon titre préfére reste le titre de l'album! Out of the Blue. Amitiée. Pat 9156.

    4 Sep 2009 Reply
  • VickyBN1

    A perfect debut album :)

    13 Jul 2009 Reply
  • mimthe

    Nice Album!! Enjoyed it!

    11 Jul 2009 Reply
  • coffeecrunch

    wow! great songs!! :D

    10 Jul 2009 Reply
  • MirkoFait

    tagged... ;)

    5 May 2009 Reply
  • DoubleUIM

    exhilirating! Love it! DoubleUIM

    24 Feb 2009 Reply
  • youssefelihouni

    i'm trying to listen but each time there's connection problem is that due to my connection???

    21 Jan 2009 Reply
  • bunny-and-clyde

    I can't stop listening to this album. :-)

    11 Oct 2008 Reply