“Ray Angry and Timo Elliston mix jazz cues with evocatively modern acoustic moments to capture the range of moods and backdrops in the comedic series Life & Beth.” – Jazziz
Endeavor Content and Lakeshore Records have released the Life & Beth Original Series Soundtrack, featuring original music by Ray Angry and Timo Elliston! Learn more about these amazing music artists below. “Life & Beth” starring Amy Schumer premiered on Hulu March 18.
View the album tracklist, listening links, and series trailer below.
Soundtrack Available Now: [Download/Listen]
01. It’s So Easy
02. Shopping Cart
03. One Drink
06. I Get It
07. Mr. Douyon
08. Empty Apartment
09. Blue Bayou (feat. Bridget Everett)
10. Bus Stop
11. Tell Me Every Single Thing
12. You Are Trouble
13. Even Less Of You
14. Leonard In The Park
15. Matt’s Horse
16. She’ll Never Be Alone
17. Alexa, Stop The Music
18. I Seem Happy
19. But Not Tonight
20. A Bit Of A Hustle
21. My Life, My Choices
22. Carnival Ride
23. Beth’s Speech
Beth’s life would look pretty great on paper. Impressive to everyone she grew up with. She makes a good living as a wine distributor. She’s in a long-term relationship with a successful guy and lives in Manhattan. When a sudden incident forces Beth to engage with her past, her life changes forever. Through flashbacks to her teen self, Beth starts to learn how she became who she is and who she wants to become. We’ll go on her journey towards building a bigger, bolder and more authentic life. Learning to express herself and living in an intentional way. A trip down memory lane is a strong source of trauma, comedy and moving forward.
Says Angry: “Making the score with an incredible group of musicians such as a Eric Harland, Ben Williams, Sean Jones, Myron Walden, Nir Felder, Paul ‘PapaBear’ Johnson and the incredible Bridget Everett, who sang the hell out of Blue Bayou, was a winning recipe for an amazing experience. It’s been an honor being a co-composer on ‘Life & Beth’ with Timo Elliston. It has been a dream to work with Amy Schumer, who is an awesome human being.
Notes Timo: “’Life & Beth’ gave me the opportunity to reunite with my old friend Ray Angry. Ray and I came up together as pianists in the Washington, DC area.”
“One thing that makes the score to ‘Life & Beth’ unique is the way it incorporates jazz. Usually, jazz in a score is treated in a comedic way. But in ‘Life & Beth,’ even though it’s a funny show, the jazz serves a deeper, more dramatic role, rather than just being an accent to a punchline.”
ABOUT RAY ANGRY
Ray Angry is a pianist, producer, composer who is one of the most in-demand artists today.
Classically trained with roots in gospel, one foot firmly planted in jazz and the other stirring the pot of pan-global pop, Ray Angry is the musician that the sharpest and shrewdest up-and-coming musicians aspire to be. As a tireless and ceaselessly inspired pianist, keyboardist, composer, producer, arranger and all-around coveted sideman—in the studio and on the road—Ray is the busiest, most eclectic musical talent crisscrossing the globe and genres for collaborations with today’s most exciting new and veteran artists. Ray’s resume since the ‘90s bursts with names such as Jeff Beck, Wynton Marsalis, Mark Ronson, Q-Tip, Yolanda Adams, Daniel Winans, Joss Stone, Sting, Me’Shell Ndegéocello, Esperanza Spalding, Terri Lyne Carrington, Cindy Blackman, a duo of Mick Jagger & Dave Stewart, Estelle, Richard Smallwood, Dionne Warwick, Dianne Reeves, Queen Latifah, D’Angelo, Lauryn Hill, Kelis, Christina Aguilera and ongoing associates The Roots.
In the midst of his near three decades of blissful productivity at the service of others, Ray has finally recorded his long-awaited first album as a leader, simply titled Ray Angry One. “Music is meant to inspire and bring about change,” Angry explains. “It’s also meant to make you think about who you are as a person and the meaning of your existence. Music is a powerful tool. Why not use it to connect the world? It doesn’t have to be an elitist thing. To me, it’s like, ‘Listen, I have an idea. Let’s explore it.’ Ray Angry One is a playlist of what I love about music…music being all about energy, camaraderie and community.”
ABOUT TIMO ELLISTON
Timo Elliston is a New York City-based pianist and composer for television and film.
Recent work includes EXPECTING AMY, a three-part film series by Amy Schumer for HBO Max; and ABSTRACT: THE ART OF DESIGN, Season 2 on NETFLIX, winner of the 2019 IDA award for best documentary series.
Timo was raised in a musical family; he studied piano with his father – pianist and Professor of Music at the University of Maryland, Ron Elliston. He began playing in clubs at age 14 and spent the majority of his life performing in every type of musical venue imaginable.
Some highlights include concerts with vocalists Stacey Kent, Rebecca Parris, and Giacomo Gates; performances with jazz legends Charles Davis and Valery Ponomarev; touring under the auspices of the U.S. State Department with his trio throughout Southern and Eastern Africa; and collaborating with the New York City Ballet performing music he arranged for a series of performances in New York City and Provence, France.
Some more personal highlights include recreating a Dime Darrell guitar solo on keyboard while he listened on in a metal club in Texas; and playing show tunes with Neil Armstrong.
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