Tim Ries Quartet plays an evening of Sonny Rollins music.Featuring Tim Ries-saxophonesMatt Penman-bassAnd special guests who were in Sonny’s bandMark Soskin-pianoBilly Drummond-drums
Tim Ries is a saxophonist, composer, arranger, producer, and educator. He received degrees from both The University of North Texas (BM) and The University of Michigan (MM). His career began with Maynard Ferguson in 1983.
Since 1985, Tim has performed and recorded with a who’s who of jazz, rock, pop, and world music icons, including The Rolling Stones from 1999 to the present, Stevie Wonder, Paul Simon, Donald Fagen, Michael Jackson, Blood, Sweat and Tears, Rod Stewart, Lyle Lovette, and jazz greats Red Garland, Donald Byrd, Hank Jones, Jack DeJohnette, Phil Woods, Tom Harrell, Chico Hamilton, Michael Brecker, Joe Henderson, Tony Bennett Tim was in Prism from 1993-2003. He’s led 9 CDs. His last two CDs are live performances at Smalls Jazz Club. In 2005 and 2008, he released versions of Stones classics arranged in jazz and world music. Both CDs have global acclaim. All four Rolling Stones, Norah Jones, Sheryl Crow, Milton Nascimento, Sara Baras, Bill Frisell, John Scofield, Jack DeJohnette, Lisa Fischer, Bernard Fowler, Larry Goldings, Franck Amsallem, Eddie Palmieri, Brian Blade, and Ana Moura appear on these discs. His latest collaborations are with Sara Baras and the Budapest East Gipsy Band. Tim has taught saxophone and composition at The New School, Rutgers, CUNY, and UofT.
Tim Ries plays Francois Louis mouthpieces, reeds, and ligatures and RS Berkely saxophones.