Back in 1988 RAY RUSSELL had assembled one of the bands composer/musicians usually only dream about and over two nights they performed at The Montreux Jazz Festival and became a highlight of that year’s festival
On returning to the UK the ’88′ band was enhanced with the addition of saxophones and in 1989 they recorded ‘A Table Near The Band’ which includes a gem written by Russell for the soundtrack of the film ‘Colorado’
Ray is better known to the millions of viewers of TV programmes and films such at ‘Touch Of Frost’, ‘Bit Of A Do’ and Diamond Geezer’ as the composer of those programmes soundtracks.
RAY RUSSELL, MO FOSTER, SIMON PHILLIPS, TONY HYMAS, TOMMY EYRE, IAIN BALLAMY, STUART BROOKES, TONY ROBERTS
…contains many of the trademarks that have made him a leading figure on the jazz rock scene.
Classic Rock Society (June 2008)
The musicianship is as high calibre as one would expect, and the pieces shifting moods and styles keep listeners' attention riveted. A thoroughly enjoyable set.
Jo-Ann Greene, www.allmusic.com (June 2008)
The album is, well amazing to be honest, the last jazz album that made such an impression on me was Allan Holdsworth 'Sand'.
7 tracks of frankly amazing guitar work from a band that are obviously enjoying the moment and putting in a solid performance...
Amplifier, Issue 99