Rhythm and Harmony of the Roy Kay Trio (Vinyl LP)
Great 4th LP release with 14 all-original songs from the Roy Kay Trio.
The fourth album from this drumless trio shows a slight departure from their usual sound. Instead of the Rockabilly Boppers you've been used to, you'll find the band exploring late fifties/early sixties territories.
The result is fourteen highly melodic and very well crafted pop songs written by Roy Kay that play in the same league as Buddy Holly (She's Trouble, New Girl, I Wonder) and The Everly Brothers (thanks to the fine harmonies of Robin Cady and Mike Geglia). The more you listen to these sweet tunes the more they grow on you and you find yourself playing the album over and over.
These boys don't have any equivalent on the scene, though you could rapproach them to The Horton Brothers or The Bellfuries as they really try to bring new structures and unusual chord progressions in their songs. Succumb to the charm of the rhythm and harmony of the Roy Kay Trio. (review by Frederick Turgis - www.jumpingfrom6to6.com)