Hollywood, CA (June 16, 2005)–The Doors of the 21st Century recently gathered at Ocean Way Recording to lay down some new tracks with renowned producer/engineer Ken Scott. Led by founding members Ray Manzarek and Robby Krieger plus singer Ian Astbury, known for his rich baritone voice in the Cult, the band is rounded out by Phil Chen on bass and Ty Dennis on drums.
One distinctive element of the seminal Los Angeles group is how the musicians–especially the multifaceted Ray Manzarek–successfully blend rock, jazz-inspired improvisation and Weill-esque angularity into dramatic musical backdrops. The band is currently touring North America, South America, and Europe.
Pictured in session are (l-r): Ken Scott, Robby Krieger, Ian Astbury, Phil Chen and (seated) Ray Manzarek. Photo by David Goggin.