RayWilkes.com

Website under development for Ray Wilkes, jazz guitarist and arranger

Ray Wilkes
Doc Goes Hollywood
Check out Ray's work on the new Strokeland Records release DOC GOES HOLLYWOOD, released April 25, 2008.

 

This multi-talented guitarist/vocalist/composer has worked with such artists as Debbie Reynolds, Gloria Loring, the Average White Band and saxophonist Tom Scott who also appears on Bark With The Big Dogs. Ray is an alumus of the Berklee School of Music and has created commercial music for GTE California, Cruise International, Bank Of Raleigh and Advance Auto.

Once a featured soloist with the Norfolk Symphony Orchestra, Ray Wilkes has recorded two solo albums Dark Blue Man and, his latest release, Bark With The Big Dogs.

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"Wilkes debut album alternates exquisite solo acoustic guitar in the tradition of John McLaughlin, Larry Coryell and Philip Catherine with brilliant arrangements for small groups... By itself, Wilkes' acoustic guitar is a sensuous delight... Highly recommended."

- James V. Murray

- San Jose Mercury News


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"This is a beautifully conceived and executed album that ranges from classical guitar solos by Wilkes to ambitious arrangements with strings and saxes... Best cut: All."

- Billboard Magazine

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"Guitarist Ray Wilkes has two faces to his music; one quasi-classical, romantically rhapsodic solo side, the other a rockish ensemble side which resembles... bits of Soft Machine's compositional juxtapositions."

- Downbeat Magazine

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Bark With The Big Dogs