Rolling Stones Project (2008)
|Artist: Tim Ries|
|Contributing recording artists include leading jazz and rock celebrities: Charlie Watts, Keith Richards, Ron Wood, Norah Jones, Sheryl Crow, Bill Frisell, John Scofield,Ben Monder, Darryl Jones, John Patitucci, Jeff Ballard, Brian Blade, Clarence Penn, Michael Davis, Lisa Fischer, Bernard Fowler, Luciana Souza, Bill Charlap, Larry Goldings, Edward Simon, Chuck Leavell, Roberto DiGioia, Mauro Refusco, and others. The touring ensemble will borrow from the above list of luminaries. Tim Ries arrangements of Jagger-Richards songs: Satisfaction, Slipping Away, Honky Tonk Women, As Tears Go By, Paint It Black, Gimme Shelter, Street Fighting Man, Wild Horses, Ruby Tuesday, Waiting On A Friend, Angie, You Can't Always Get What You Want.|
Album Notes and Credits
Notes & Personnel Info
|Personnel: Tim Ries (soprano saxophone, tenor saxophone); Keith Richards (vocals, guitar); Norah Jones (vocals, piano); Tony Scherr (vocals, bass instrument); Darryl Jones (vocals, bass guitar); Lisa Fischer, Sheryl Crow, Luciana Souza, Bernard Fowler (vocals); Ron Wood, Ben Monder, Bill Frisell, John Scofield (guitar); Stacey Shames (harp); Kent Smith (trumpet, flugelhorn); Michael Davis (trombone); Edward Simon , Roberto Di Gioia, Bill Charlap (piano); Larry Goldings (organ); John Patitucci (bass instrument, electric bass); Clarence Penn (drums, percussion); Brian Blade, Charlie Watts (drums); Jeff Ballard , Mauro Refosco (percussion).|
|Audio Mixer: Rich Breen .|
|Liner Note Author: Tim Ries.|
|Recording information: "The Studio, " New York, NY (07/24/2002-01/03/2005); Avatar Studios, New York, NY (07/24/2002-01/03/2005); Bennett's Studio, Englewood, NJ (07/24/2002-01/03/2005); Capitol Studios, Hollywood, CA (07/24/2002-01/03/2005); Lakeside Recording, West Milford, NJ (07/24/2002-01/03/2005); O'Henry Studios, Burbank, CA (07/24/2002-01/03/2005); Realistic Sound, Munich, Germany (07/24/2002-01/03/2005); Right Track Recording, New York, NY (07/24/2002-01/03/2005); The Steak House, N. Hollywood, CA (07/24/2002-01/03/2005).|
|Photographer: Lourdes Delgado.|
|Arranger: Tim Ries.|
|The project may seem odd at first: jazz and world music fusion covers of Rolling Stones songs? Yet saxophonist Tim Ries, a decade-long member of the Stones' touring band, fulfills his aim admirably. Gypsy music, gospel, African rhythms, flamenco, fado, Afro-Brazilian, salsa, and nearly every other music from around the world, are thrown in the blender for takes on "Jumpin' Jack Flash," "Brown Sugar," "You Can't Always Get What You Want," and other classics from the world's greatest rock-&-roll band. Even more impressive is the guest roster for these sessions, which includes Milton Nascimento, Eddie Palmieri, Jack DeJohnette, Bill Frisell, and the Rolling Stones themselves.|
Producer: Tim Ries
Engineer: Kent Smith; Eiji Takasugi; Florian H. Oestreicher; Joe Barbaria; Rich Breen; Charlie Paakkari
Associated Artists and Works
|Release Date : 08/09/2005|
|Original Release Date : 2008|
|Catalog ID : MEM 22602|
|Label : Concord|
|Number of Discs : 1|
|Studio/Live : Studio|
|Mono/Stereo : Stereo|
|SPAR Code : n/a|
|UPC : 00013431226024|
- 3.5 stars out of 5 -- "[F]ull of exciting twists and turns...a marvel of production and logistics..."
- "Ries' session work includes artists from Maynard Ferguson and Maria Schneider to Paul Simon and Sheryl Crow, and he creates highlights by staying close to his jazz and pop sensibilities."
- 4 stars out of 5 -- "Treatments vary from full-on lengthy jazz breakdowns of 'Paint It Black' and 'Gimme Shelter' to a samba party 'Streetfighting Man'."
A versatile and thoughtful saxophonist and composer, Tim Ries has collaborated with such jazz artists as Phil Woods, Tom Harrell, Al Foster, John Patitucci, Dave Liebman, Danilo Perez, Maynard Ferguson, Red Garland, Badal Roy, Maria Schneider and Donald Byrd. A Verve release with The Joe Henderson Big Band won a Grammy Award. Having just returned from a second world tour with the Rolling Stones playing saxophone, keyboard and organ, his other recording and performance credits include work with such diverse talents as Donald Fagen, Paul Simon, Sheryl Crow, Lyle Lovett, Stevie Wonder, Incognito, Blood Sweat & Tears, Bob Belden and David Lee Roth.
Having already released five original jazz compact discs, Tim now will channel his energy into creating interpretations of rock and roll standards. The music of Jagger and Richards, Tim's recent employers, serves as the inspiration for his most recent recording project, soon to be completed.
Tim has written over one hundred compositions in both the jazz and classical idioms. This fusion of styles is evident in his work with PRISM, a saxophone quartet which presents a diverse repertoire in both acoustic and electronic environments. Prism performed William Bolcom's Concerto Grosso with 13 orchestras, including Detroit, Dallas and Cleveland. Tim also performed the American premiere of Takashi Yoshimatsu's Cyberbird Concerto with the Brooklyn Philharmonic at Carnegie Hall.A graduate of the University of North Texas and the University of Michigan, Tim has served on the faculties of The New School, City College of New York and the Mannes College of Music. Tim is currently teaching saxophone and jazz combo at Rutgers and New Jersey City University. He frequently travels to other universities, jazz festivals and clinics as a teacher of saxophone, composition and improvisation. Tim uses Selmer saxophones exclusively, Francois Louis mouthpieces and Rico Reeds.