Ray Russell (musician)
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Playing live July 2004
|Birth name||Raymond Russell|
|Born||4 April 1947|
|Origin||Islington, North London, England|
|Occupations||Musician, composer, producer|
|Labels||Cuneiform, Angel Air|
|Associated acts||John Barry Seven
Georgie Fame & The Blue Flames
Smith & d'Abo
The British Orchestra
His TV compositions have included A Touch of Frost, Bergerac, Plain Jane, A Bit of a Do, The Inspector Alleyn Mysteries, Dangerfield and Grafters, as well as many other British and American television programmes.
He also played in the DVD "Simon Phillips Returns" with Simon Phillips and Anthony Jackson.
In 2008 Russell, in collaboration with drummer, Ralph Salmins, and sound engineer Rik Walton, created Made Up Music, a music library that has eschewed the usual methodology of distributing audio CDs to sound studios and production companies. It currently achieves its music distribution partially from its website and partially by distributing portable hard drives to music editors. The company features music written and performed by Russell and several other well-established session players, including Mo Foster, Steve Donnelly and Simon Eyre.
- 1968 – Turn Circle (CBS)
- 1969 – Dragon Hill (CBS)
- 1971 – June 11th 1971: Live at the ICA (RCA)
- 1971 – Rites & Rituals (CBS)
- 1973 – Secret Asylum (Black Lion)
- 1977 – Ready or Not (DJM, 2002 reissue, Angel Air)
- 1989 - This Side Up (B&W Records)
- 1990 - A Table Near The Band (2008 reissue, Angel Air)
- 1990 - Guitars From Mars (Virgin)
- 1994 – Childscape (B&W/Theta)
- 1999 – Why Not Now (a reissued and renamed Childscape)(2004, Angel Air)
- 2000 – Live at the ICA / Retrospective (Mokai)
- 2003 - A Touch of Frost (Universal)
- 2005 – The Composer's Cut (Angel Air)
- 2006 – Goodbye Svengali (Cuneiform)
- 2007 - Myths & Legends (Strip Sounds)
- Farbey, Roger (March 2003). "Nucleus Live in Bremen". Ian Carr + Nucleus Website. Retrieved 30 December 2009.
- "Ray Russell at the Old Broadcasting House". Leeds Metropolitan University. Retrieved 2007-11-02.[dead link]
- "Ray Russell Quartet - Turn Circle review". The Vortez Jazz Club. Retrieved 30 December 2009.
- Farbey, Roger (20 October 2007). "Turn Circle". All About Jazz.com. Retrieved 30 December 2009.
- Bivins, Jason (9 April 2006). "Goodbye Svengali review". Dusted Magazine. Retrieved 30 December 2009.
- Official website
- Ray Russell on Myspace
- Ray Russell at AllMusic
- Ray Russell at the Internet Movie Database
- Made Up Music website
- EP Music Licensing website
- BBC Review of Goodbye Svengali
- Wire magazine (Issue #262, December 2005): Ray Russell track on giveaway CD