"Space" by Chris Harwood- Jones, performed by Bill Ray Drums

CHJ has this for sale on his site. It's one of the best albums I've heard and I played on two tracks; this one and "Flow". This tune ain't easy to play because it's go so many fine little facets

"Space" by Chris Harwood- Jones, performed by Bill Ray DrumsAll Roads Lead To Taylor NegronA funky Jam in 5/4RDG - 1972 @ Ramona Mainstage 12/13/14RDG - H.Q.B.S. @ Ramona Mainstage 12/13/14Billy Cam from the Guitar Gods opener!Finale Ike Turner North Sea Jazz Fest 2002Checkin' in on the mixdown....Ernest Lane "What Kind of Love"Push - Pull MotionSeven in Two grooveDouble Strokes, Flams, Swiss Army TripletsBill Ray Drum Solo   9 3 14

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Response to a guy on a drum forum who is "giving up" because he "thinks he's not getting any better"

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Ike Turner Vignette on Smithsonian's "Sound Revolution"Objects in MotionFinale Ike Turner North Sea Jazz Fest 2002Blitz Bros - Last House On The Block"Automatico" by Playground Slap feat. Mike KeneallyOB Street Fair 2012Skirt Alert- Bass- Drum SoloMike Watson - Soundcheck 2Checkin' in on the mixdown....

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Bill Ray is an American drummer most known for his work with the late Ike Turner on the Grammy Award winning "Risin' With The Blues" and is also featured prominently in the Smithsonian Channel series "Sound Revolution".

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