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The A Side

Marc Phillips hosts this podcast about the history of Alabama music, past, present and future... and features interviews with singers, song writers, musicians and artists of all genres. The A Side explores their influences and accomplishments, and goes behind the scenes to hear stories that have never been told before ranging from the inspiration of a song to their life on and off the road.

Sep 26, 2016

This weeks guest on 'The A Side" is Ray Reach. Ray is the Director of the Student Jazz Programs for the Alabama Jazz Hall of Fame and is also the Director of The Jazz Hall of Fame All Stars. Starting out as a classical piano player Ray wound up playing in rock and roll and R n B groups during his early years. Finally making his way onto the Jazz scene he is now working on a huge new solo project and is currently on tour subbing as the piano player for James Taylor.