New York based drummer and composer and the leader of several groups including the quartet Dirigo Rataplan featuring Ellery Eskelin (tenor sax), Michael Formanek (double bass) and Dave Ballou (trumpet).
"Gray is a talented composer who has written some memorable themes for the quartet to improvise around. Intelligent, challenging, but ultimately enjoyable music skilfully played by 4 leading exponents."
JAZZ MANN FEATURES
Ian Mann enjoys the final day of the Festival and performances by Flying Machines, the Monty Alexander Trio and Bill Laurance and the WDR Big Band conducted by Bob Mintzer.
Ian Mann on a diverse day of musical performances including those of Ranjana Ghatak, Hilde Marie Holsen, Ivo Neame / Pete Wareham Duo, Trish Clowes' My Iris and the Avishai Cohen Trio.