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Bass Hit
Ray Brown
Bass Hit
Genres: Jazz, Pop
 
  •  Track Listings (13) - Disc #1

Since he played on some of the earliest Dizzy Gillespie and Charlie Parker records in 1945, Brown is regarded as the father of modern bass playing. He made his name at that time with the groundbreaking role he played on Gi...  more »

      
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All Artists: Ray Brown
Title: Bass Hit
Members Wishing: 2
Total Copies: 0
Label: Polygram Records
Original Release Date: 1/1/1999
Re-Release Date: 7/27/1999
Genres: Jazz, Pop
Style: Bebop
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaCD Credits: 1
UPC: 731455982923

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Since he played on some of the earliest Dizzy Gillespie and Charlie Parker records in 1945, Brown is regarded as the father of modern bass playing. He made his name at that time with the groundbreaking role he played on Gillespie's One Bass Hit. He has been a leading virtuoso for half a century and his tone and dexterity are still something to wonder at, as was shown in an unforgettable master class that he gave to students for a BBC television broadcast. His "Solo for Unaccompanied Bass" here is another dazzling performance. Elsewhere, he's in an unusual setting before an all-star West Coast big band playing a set of arrangements by Marty Paich. Brown bites powerfully into his featured role, notably in an incredibly fast "After You've Gone," and he's helped by key soloists like trumpeter Harry "Sweets" Edison (reprising his role on Sinatra's albums) and clarinetist Jimmy Giuffre. If you're a bass player, be careful with this album. It might make you want to give up. --Steve Voce
 

CD Reviews

Great CD! A must have!
09/04/1999
(5 out of 5 stars)

"A must have for any jazz fan of Oscar Peterson or Ray Brown. Ray delights us all with his beautiful bass tone backed by an all-star big band. This is big band at its best! Buy It!"