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Bassist Tony Grey Interviewed at AAJ

SOURCE: Published: 2009-04-14
Tony Grey Since graduating from Berklee with honors in 2001, Tony Grey has earned a reputation as one of the most exciting bassists of his generation. His debut solo recording ...Moving (Self Produced, 2004) won enthusiastic reviews and revealed a musician gifted with a very strong sense of melody, and songwriting skills which drew from influences far beyond the parameters of jazz.

As one third of pianist Hiromi

Hiromi
Hiromi
b.1979
piano
Uehara's electrifying trio, Grey has played all over the world to great critical acclaim, and has also found time to play and record with the likes of John McLaughlin
John McLaughlin
John McLaughlin
b.1942
guitar
, Wayne Shorter
Wayne Shorter
Wayne Shorter
b.1933
saxophone
, Herbie Hancock
Herbie Hancock
Herbie Hancock
b.1940
piano
, Zakir Hussain
Zakir Hussain
Zakir Hussain
b.1951
percussion
and Branford Marsalis
Branford Marsalis
Branford Marsalis
b.1960
saxophone
.

Now, with his second solo album, Chasing Shadows (Abstract Logix, 2008), Tony Grey is beginning to step out of the shadows and forge an identity as a leader in his own right. AAJ Contributor spoke with Grey about the new album, working with Hiromi, and his legendary uncle...John McLaughlin.

Check out Tony Grey: Stepping out of the Shadows at AAJ today!


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