|Active Vapor Recovery combines extreme Jazz, avant funk, liquid Americana and skronk blues. Think - James Brown meets Sun Ra on a front porch somewhere in rural Montana. The Scot Ray Quintet features Scot's amazing multiphonic trombone, Nels Cline on e. guitars, Alex Cline on drums, Steuart Liebig on contrabassguitars and Jeff Gauthier on electric violin. Ray quit his long-standing gig with the Brian Setzer Orchestra to pursue his musical dreams, and has carved out a unique niche on the L.A. New Music scene.
"The former sideman in Brian Setzer's swing orchestra pens a few ideas of hs own on Active Vapor Recovery. He has jettisoned swing for an amalgam of fresh funk, rock, chamber, and free music. Scot assembles a cast of Cryptogramophone and 9 Winds record regulars to pull off this most eclectic of sessions. You have to dig any band that can go from dizzy to beautiful with such ease." - Mark Corroto, All About Jazz, June 2003