Byline: Aref Omar
Nu Jazz artiste Ray Harris wants to put the fun back in jazz and all are invited, writes AREF OMAR.
Glasgow may be a hot bed for producing notable rock acts the likes of Travis, Franz Ferdinand, Mogwai and The Fratellis, but keyboard player and composer Ray Harris prefers to express himself through the contemporary urban chic of Nu Jazz.
"To me, Nu Jazz interprets a unique sound and blend of jazz music but without the strict and self righteous ideas that traditional jazz music tends to demonstrate," says the 30-year-old Glaswegian.
Infusing core jazz fundamentals and arrangements with many styles, including funk, soul, …