” Magic comes from trust, especially with the musicians, trusting who you’re playing with. To respect another point of view, and try to nurture that is important.” ~ Tony Grey
In the first episode of the Genius Jamcats podcast, join Emma Collier and accomplished bassist, composer, producer, published author, and award winning music educator, Tony Grey as they discuss Herbie Hancock’s signature wiggle, how salsa dancing lessons have made him a better improviser, his daily routine for practicing darts (which is nearly as meticulous and intense as his musical one), what he channels to overcome his introversion onstage, Ice -T, the Dalai Lama and much more.
“I can only equate it [Tony Grey’s sound] I can only equate it to a plate of orange Jell-O – it’s flexible, almost quivering in its vibration and it easily takes the shape of the container into which it is poured, yet it is more than solid enough to hold up on its own and support layer upon layer of crunchy celery bits and little colored marshmallows. It’s bright and clear and you can see those layers, but it also projects enough warm color and cool flavor to please the senses of young and old alike.”
– Cory Vaillancourt