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Ray Brown: Some Of My Best Friends Are ... Singers
Ray Brown
Ray Brown: Some Of My Best Friends Are ... Singers
Genres: Jazz, Pop, Broadway & Vocalists
 
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Bassist Ray Brown spent 15 years in the Oscar Peterson trio. Since then, he's never fallen off the jazz map, becoming a mainstay in the mainstream with his own swinging, bop-smart trio. His "Best Friends" series has also e...  more »

      
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All Artists: Ray Brown
Title: Ray Brown: Some Of My Best Friends Are ... Singers
Members Wishing: 2
Total Copies: 0
Label: Telarc
Original Release Date: 9/29/1998
Release Date: 9/29/1998
Genres: Jazz, Pop, Broadway & Vocalists
Styles: Vocal Jazz, Bebop, Vocal Pop, Traditional Vocal Pop
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaCD Credits: 1
UPCs: 089408344121, 0089408344121

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Bassist Ray Brown spent 15 years in the Oscar Peterson trio. Since then, he's never fallen off the jazz map, becoming a mainstay in the mainstream with his own swinging, bop-smart trio. His "Best Friends" series has also elevated the dialogue of collective ensembles, integrating seasoned elders and neophytes into his expanding band. With this release, Brown brings singers on board; from the savvy old-world swing of Etta Jones to the hip postbop of Dee Dee Bridgewater, he moves both smoothly and solidly. There are also particularly strong surprises, from Kevin Mahogany's deep blues tracks to Nancy King's underheralded excellence. --Andrew Bartlett

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CD Reviews

Ray Brown is always a source of reliable satisfaction!
03/17/1999
(5 out of 5 stars)

"Ever since his Oscar Peterson days, Ray has delivered a solid swing below any balad or fast piece, instrumental or vocal. And I bought this album just for the Diana Krall songs... keep your eye on her!"
Just the Best
08/21/2003
(5 out of 5 stars)

"Whether you're 40 or 80, this is cream of the crop. The best of
arrangements, a minimum of orchestration- usually piano and bass, so as not to clutter the vocals. This all makes for a timeless collection. One can almost see the smoke in the bar!
Great scat, too."