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Michael Ray

Michael Ray
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Michael Arthur Ray is an American trumpeter and composer best known for a long stint in Sun Ra's Arkestra (1978 - 1992). Ray has also played trumpet for Kool & The Gang, Patti LaBelle, The Delfonics, The Stylistics, and Phish. He also leads his own New Orleans funk/jazz group, Michael Ray & the Cosmic Krewe.
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http://www.michaelraytrumpet.com
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Michael Ray and the Cosmic Krewe — Funk If I Know Michael Ray and the Cosmic Krewe — Funk If I Know
(Monkey Hill Records 8142-2, 1999, CD)
Surrender to the Air — Surrender to the Air Surrender to the Air — Surrender to the Air
(Elektra 61905-2, 1996, CD)
Sun Ra — Disco 3000 - Complete Milan Concert 1978 Sun Ra — Disco 3000 - Complete Milan Concert 1978
(Art Yard CD-001, 1978/2007, 2CD)

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