Sean Bray's Peach Trio
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This One's A Peach (Shadybrook Records)

"Guitar fans, here's one for you. Summery sunny melodies are served with elegance and élan on this 12-cut album where Bray indulges his fondness for pretty playing on electric and acoustic guitar as well as mandolin. The pacing is mostly reflective, yet he does more than enough to make the album appealing by meticulous work and layering on his original tunes. There's even a background vocal on "Alone".

Geoff Chapman Toronto Star - Toronto Star


"The delicious nuances in the weight and length of tone Bray employs in his solos and the lyrical approach makes this recording highly accessible..."

Hal Hill
Jazz Canadiana - Jazz Canadiana


"Sean Bray is a real treat to listen to. Great guitar playing, composition, and a really fantastic band that plays together!"

John Abercrombie - John Abercrombie


"Sean's gentle touch and contemporary sensibility gives his music warmth and style."

Wayne Krantz, (Steely Dan, Michael Brecker Band) - Wayne Krantz


Discography

"This One's A Peach" Shadybrook Records

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Bio

Bray is a well respected guitarist, composer and educator who has played with various artists on many diverse projects. While in New York, Bray studied at the prestigious ManhattanSchool of Music. Bray has played with and/or recorded with George Garzone, Pat LaBarbera, Bob Mintzer, Jon Faddis, Liberty Silver, Matt "Guitar" Murphy from the Blues Brothers, Mike Murley and Vincent Wolfe. He also composes for film and television and teaches at The University of Guelph and the Toronto Film School. According to jazz guitar legend John Abercrombie, "Sean Bray is a real treat to listen to".

The music played in this band is an honest hybrid of styles that I have both been influenced by and like listening to. The music I wrote usually has a visual theme, memory or an idea much like scoring a film so the tune reflects that. o For instance one of my songs is entitled "Skipping Stones With Quinn" and was written about my youngest daughter who used to love to skip stones by Lake Ontario when she was younger. She would pick them and I would skip them. The song is in 3/4 and the melody conjures up a visual of a little girl with really curly hair bouncing around and having a ball with her dad.

I feel very strongly that this material and this band is very original and goes over well with a wide audience. We play jazz clubs as well as folk and roots clubs etc. The band never plays the song the same way twice as we improvise a lot keeping the material fresh. Great interplay between the band members.

For video see www.myspace.com/guitaristseanbray