Bassics: Best of Ray Brown Trio 1977-2000

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All Music Guide - Matt Collar
Focusing on the latter part of his career, the double-disc anthology Bassics: Best of Ray Brown Trio 1977-2000 collects a nice cross-section of the recordings bassist Ray Brown made with his various trio configurations for the Concord and Telarc labels. Included is work the iconic musician made with such pianists as Cedar Walton, Gene Harris and Monty Alexander, as well Benny Green and Geoff Keezer. These are elegant, sophisticated mainstream jazz recordings that are the epitome of swinging modern jazz. While listeners looking for a more representative view of Brown's long career should probably check out his influential early recordings, Bassics offers a perfect overview ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Matt Collar
Focusing on the latter part of his career, the double-disc anthology Bassics: Best of Ray Brown Trio 1977-2000 collects a nice cross-section of the recordings bassist Ray Brown made with his various trio configurations for the Concord and Telarc labels. Included is work the iconic musician made with such pianists as Cedar Walton, Gene Harris and Monty Alexander, as well Benny Green and Geoff Keezer. These are elegant, sophisticated mainstream jazz recordings that are the epitome of swinging modern jazz. While listeners looking for a more representative view of Brown's long career should probably check out his influential early recordings, Bassics offers a perfect overview of the still superb Brown in the autumn of his life.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 10/24/2006
  • Label: Concord Records
  • UPC: 888072300774
  • Catalog Number: 230077
  • Sales rank: 47,761

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Sister Sadie - Ray Brown Trio (4:56)
  2. 2 Blue Bossa - Ray Brown Trio (5:03)
  3. 3 Exactly Like You - Ray Brown Trio (5:45)
  4. 4 Mistreated But Undefeated Blues - Ray Brown Trio (4:15)
  5. 5 Have You Met Miss Jones? - Ray Brown Trio (4:18)
  6. 6 That's All - Ray Brown Trio (6:04)
  7. 7 Rio - Ray Brown Trio (7:01)
  8. 8 Summertime - Ray Brown Trio (7:09)
  9. 9 Buhaina Buhaina - Ray Brown Trio (5:48)
  10. 10 The Real Blues - Ray Brown Trio (7:42)
  11. 11 Bye Bye Blackbird - Ray Brown Trio (6:41)
  12. 12 Gumbo Hupp - Ray Brown Trio (4:06)
Disc 2
  1. 1 Phineas Can Be - Ray Brown Trio (6:05)
  2. 2 Don't Get Sassy - Ray Brown Trio (5:45)
  3. 3 Seven Steps to Heaven - Ray Brown Trio (4:06)
  4. 4 Port of Rico - Ray Brown Trio (6:14)
  5. 5 You're My Everything - Ray Brown Trio (4:28)
  6. 6 Freddie Freeloader - Ray Brown Trio (7:07)
  7. 7 It's Only a Paper Moon - Ray Brown Trio (7:47)
  8. 8 Cherokee - Ray Brown Trio (6:17)
  9. 9 Caravan - Ray Brown Trio (5:39)
  10. 10 Goodbye - Ray Brown Trio (7:55)
  11. 11 I Want to Be Happy - Ray Brown Trio (3:32)
  12. 12 Lined with a Groove - Ray Brown Trio (3:36)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Ray Brown Primary Artist, Bass
Monty Alexander Piano
Herb Ellis Guitar
Jeff Hamilton Drums
Gene Harris Piano
Red Holloway Tenor Saxophone
Elvin Jones Drums
Geoff Keezer Piano
Ralph Moore Tenor Saxophone
Stanley Turrentine Tenor Saxophone
Cedar Walton Piano
Dee Dee Bridgewater Vocals
Benny Green Piano
Gregory Hutchinson Drums
Emily Remler Guitar
Mickey Roker Drums
Ulf Wakenius Guitar
Karriem Riggins Drums
Technical Credits
Miles Davis Composer
Kenny Dorham Composer
Victor Feldman Composer
Illinois Jacquet Composer
Gordon Jenkins Composer
Horace Silver Composer
Ray Noble Composer
Jimmy McHugh Composer
Vincent Youmans Composer
Harold Arlen Composer
Richard Rodgers Composer
Greg Allen Art Direction
Alan Brandt Composer
Ray Brown Composer
Duke Ellington Composer
Kirk Felton Remastering
Dorothy Fields Composer
Ira Gershwin Composer
E.Y. "Yip" Harburg Composer
Lorenz Hart Composer
Ray Henderson Composer
Harry Warren Composer
Neil Tesser Liner Notes
DuBose Heyward Composer
Joe Young Composer
Mort Dixon Composer
Bob Haymes Composer
Jay Blakeberg Cover Photo, Inlay Photography
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