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This is my 7th release as a writer/producer/bassist. Powered by a belief in what history should and can reveal in guiding humanity away from future peril. Thus relinquish Passion for the Good Stuff, not the hatred.
My great musical friends that let the muse work her passion...unbelievable!!!! Such an honor.
I hope everyone will give 3 minutes of their time to listen. It is Art.  

Passion Day
January 6, 2020

Jay A Turner- Bass
Jean Paul Gaster - Drums
Michael Sauri - Guitar
James Robbins - Vocals
Chris Brooks Keys

The story behind Passion Day began when I was driving home from a gig and listening to a talk radio discussion about the Battle of Passchendaele. For some reason I thought I heard “passion day,” due to the loss of hearing from the gig. Reaching home late that night I began defining the word passion, still not connecting the spellings. :) When that connection arose so did the breadth of meaning. No music yet - just writing ideas and reading about this time in WW1. Conversations began with the trio and I asked James Robbins to come in as a singer and lyricist. More talking and sharing notes for possible lyrics continued. Rehearsing with Michael Sauri and Jean Paul Gaster as always is an immediate whirlpool of ideas and development. I believe we went to the studio with a good understanding of arrangements but much sculpting happened while tracking. The big surprise happened when we heard what J. Robbins had settled on. Stellar! Yes, stellar! Keyboards overdubs with Chris Brooks playing and putting down ideas like he was tracking with us! Then to mix at Wrightway Studios where Steve Wright really opened up the sonic possibilities. It was quite an undertaking, as all projects are.

OVERVIEW EFFECT
 single from Passion Day

Discography

SONG CYCLE (2017)

ART MUSIC FOR BASS (2016)

NINE LADIES DANCING 2005 (re-mastered 2015)

CELEBRATION DAY (2001)

CIRCLING (1995 - remastered 2012)

RUNNING FROM UNDER PYRAMIDS (1990)

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SONG CYCLE 123-123 (2017)

"Jay Turner has managed something big with this CD. He, along with a group of musicians who clearly understand his intentions and desires, has created Art. Not in the pretentious and self-serving sense, but Art for people who don’t even know that they love the bass yet. People who love art, and who’ve never imagined a bassist making a bass-centric cd that could bear the term. This is a beautiful piece of music in a world desperately in need of such."

-David Moreale, Jazz Times

ART MUSIC FOR BASS (2016)

NINE LADIES DANCING (2005)

CELEBRATION DAY (2001)

CIRCLING (1995)

“Turner is an electric bassist who often sounds as if he`s intent on not sounding like one. (Circling is) interspersed with… colorful ensemble pieces (and three solo performances that further attest to Turner’s lyricism and resourcefulness.” 

- Mike Joyce, The Washington Post

RUNNING FROM UNDER PYRAMIDS (1990)