Interview with Devin Gray

Gray RelativE ResonancE COVERSource: radikaliai.lt.

Album RelativE ResonancE (Skirl Records, 2015, DVD-Size Digipak, recorded May 25, 2014 at Tedesco Studios in Paramus, NJ) by American jazz drummer Devin Gray is a perfect piece of a contemporary / free / avant-garde jazz. “The New York Times” wrote about it such words: “Relative Resonance” is the second album by the drummer and composer Devin Gray, one of many younger experimentalists who have taken Mr. Threadgill’s example to heart. Due out on Skirl on Tuesday, it’s a batch of original tunes custom-made for a band with Chris Speed on tenor saxophone and clarinet, Kris Davis on piano and Chris Tordini on bass. Mr. Gray has a knack for making his formal convolutions feel blunt and inevitable, and his partners let the music breathe.