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Ray Brown Trio: Live From New York To Tokyo

Read "Live From New York To Tokyo" reviewed by C. Michael Bailey

This welcome historical twofer is comprised of two very fine trio recordings, each with Ray Brown and Gene Harris and each using a different drummer.

The Red Hot Ray Brown Trio (Concord, 1987) employed Mickey Roker and was recorded at the Blue Note in New York City, November-December 1985. Bam, Bam, Bam (Concord, 1989) was recorded with Jeff Hamilton on drums at the Concord Jazz Festival, Kan-I Hoken Hall, Tokyo in December 1988.

Both ...

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Ray Brown Trio: Some of My Best Friends Are...Guitarists

Read "Some of My Best Friends Are...Guitarists" reviewed by Dave Nathan

For the fifth in his Some of My Best Friends Are... series, master bassist Ray Brown has chosen guitar players as his playing companions. Joining Brown and his trio are six select string men running the gamut of styles and inclination from the straight ahead jazz of veteran Herb Ellis through the cool, blues inflected strumming of Kenny Burrell to the post and neo Bop offerings of Swedish guitarist Ulf Wakenius. In between there are the familiar names of Bruce ...

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Ray Brown Trio: Live At Starbucks

Read "Live At Starbucks" reviewed by Mark Corroto

Perhaps one of the reasons for the decline in jazz as a popular music is that the listening experience should be live. Its life force rarely transfers itself through the recording process. In the studio, where actions are inscribed in permanence, artists require take after take to “make it perfect.” But jazz isn’t about perfect, or permanence for that matter. Live jazz offers the opportunity for risks and rewards, interaction, and inspiration. Once and a while, a recorded live date ...


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