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RAY BRYANT - Four Classic Albums (2 CDS)

RAY BRYANT - Four Classic Albums (2 CDS)


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AVID Jazz continues with its Four Classic album series with a re-mastered 2CD release by Ray Bryant, complete with original artwork and liner notes.
“Ray Bryant Trio 1956”; “Alone With The Blues”; “Little Susie” and “Hollywood Jazz Beat”
Born on Christmas Eve in Philadelphia, 1961, Ray Bryant began picking out tunes on the piano at the tender age of six. His mother, an accomplished pianist gave him his first lessons before he moved on to other teachers and finally joined the local musicians union at fourteen! He quickly became the house pianist at the Blue Note club in Philadelphia where he says he made more money than his piano teachers! Finally he headed out on tour with his trio supporting vocalist Carmen McCrea and in 1958 joined the Jo Jones Trio. On our four fine selections Ray can be heard solo, with orchestral accompaniment and alongside players like his brother Tom, Kenny Clarke, Jo Jones and Osie Johnson. Other greats he has played with include Sonny Rollins, Charlie Shavers, Curtis Fuller and Ella Fitzgerald.

1-12: ‘Ray Bryant Trio 1956’
1. Cubano Chant
2. Off Shore
3. Well, You Needn’t
4. Cry Me A River
5. In A Mellow Tone
6. You Are My Thrill
7. Night In Tunisia
8. Goodbye
9. Philadelphia Bound
10. Pawn Ticket
11. The Breeze And I
12. It’s A Pity To Say Goodnight
13-19: ‘Alone With The Blues’
13. Blues (No.3)
14. Joy (Blues No.2)
15. Lover Man (Oh, Where Can You Be?)
16. Me And The Blues (Blues No.1)
17. My Blues (Blues No.5)
18. Rocking Chair
19. Stocking Feet

1-10: ‘Little Susie’
1. Little Susie
2. By Myself
3. Blues For Norine
4. Moon-Faced, Starry Eyed
5. Big Buddy
6. Willow Weep For Me
7. Greensleeves
8. So In Love
9. If I Can Just Make It (Into Heaven)
10. Misty
11-22: ‘Hollywood Jazz Beat’
11. On Green Dolphin Street
12. Ruby
13. Invitation
14. Secret Love
15. An Affair To Remember (Our Love Affair)
16. The High And The Mighty
17. Exodus (Main Theme)
18. Laura
19. Three Coins In A Fountain
20. El Cid (Love Theme)
21. Tonight
22. True Love
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