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) and 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.

 

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

   

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