Ray Schulman (Gentle Giant)

 

Though they never garnered the attention afforded their peers Yes, King Crimson, Jethro Tull, and ELP: FM radio staple Gentle Giant were an equally groundbreaking prog rock collective.

 

Writer, arranger, singer, multi-instrumentalist (most notably violin)  bassist Ray Shulman, akin to his contemporary Chris Squire, was a dexterous player, melding melodic counter-point and pocket playing based on styles that spanned classical, jazz, and funk abetted with numerous effects. Ray’s primary weapon of choice was Fender Precision.

 

Following the band’s split, Ray composed for films, advertising, and produced several artists. 

 

 

 

Ray Schulman Sound & Vision…

 

BBC Live 1978 https://youtu.be/vMrYSTzqFI8

 

“Words from the Wise” https://youtu.be/nHtNpaFIsM8