Ray Brown (12)

Real Name:
Raymond Harry Brown
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Note : not to be confused with other US session-trumpet player, Ray Brown (2)

Trumpet player, jazz composer, bandleader and teacher Ray Brown earned his trumpet chops touring with the Stan Kenton Orchestra, and has played in a variety of groups, including bands fronted by Bill Watrous and Nat Pierce, and with Bill Barry's Los Angeles big band. Locally, Brown played with and conducted the Full Faith and Credit jazz band through three CD projects, and he also wrote most of the music. His Great Big Band debuted in 1997 with Impressions of Point Lobos, a written and executed recording of contemporary big band jazz.

For the past 30 years, Brown has also been an educator and composer, an a jazz instructor at Cabrillo College in Aptos and at UC-Santa Cruz.

Brown teamed up with his wife, Sue Brown (2), also a music educator at Cabrillo College and a classical violinist, to work with trumpeter Roy Hargrove on a project titled "Hargrove with Strings". Sue Brown, concertmaster of the Monterey Jazz Festival's chamber orchestra, led the ensemble backing Hargrove while husband Ray conducted the recording sessions.
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Ray Brown (12) Discography Tracks

Instruments & Performance

APS 1001 Ray Brown (12) - Meditations for Brass / Suite for Brass album art Westminster Brass Ensemble, Heinz Herschmann, Eugene Zador Westminster Brass Ensemble, Heinz Herschmann, Eugene Zador - Meditations for Brass / Suite for Brass(10", Album) Apollo Sound APS 1001 UK 1967 Sell This Version
Ray Brown (12) - Live At Butler University album art Stan Kenton And His Orchestra Stan Kenton And His Orchestra - Live At Butler University Creative World US 1972 Sell This Version
Ray Brown (12) - National Anthems Of The World album art Stan Kenton And His Orchestra Stan Kenton And His Orchestra - National Anthems Of The World (Album) Creative World US 1972 Sell This Version
Ray Brown (12) - Live At Butler University album art The Four Freshmen With Stan Kenton And His Orchestra The Four Freshmen With Stan Kenton And His Orchestra - Live At Butler University (Album) Creative World US 1972 Sell This Version
Ray Brown (12) - Stan Kenton Today: Recorded Live In London album art Stan Kenton And His Orchestra Stan Kenton And His Orchestra - Stan Kenton Today: Recorded Live In London (Album) London Records France 1972 Sell This Version
ST1080 Ray Brown (12) - The Exciting Stan Kenton album art Stan Kenton Orchestra* Beeline East Stan Kenton Orchestra* - The Exciting Stan Kenton(LP, Comp) Creative World ST1080 US 1979 Sell This Version
Ray Brown (12) - Debut - Big Band Jazz album art Full Faith & Credit Big Band Full Faith & Credit Big Band - Debut - Big Band Jazz Palo Alto Records US 1980 Sell This Version
Ray Brown (12) - A Perfect Match album art Ella* And Basie* Ella* And Basie* - A Perfect Match (Album) Pablo Today US 1980 Sell This Version
Ray Brown (12) - On The Road album art Count Basie And Orchestra* Count Basie And Orchestra* - On The Road (Album) Pablo Today US 1980 Sell This Version
2312 112 Ray Brown (12) - On The Road album art Count Basie And Orchestra* Count Basie And Orchestra* - On The Road(LP, Album, DBX) Pablo Today 2312 112 US 1980 Sell This Version
PA 8003 Ray Brown (12) - Jazzfaire album art Full Faith & Credit Big Band With Madeline Eastman Can't Handle It and 1 more… Full Faith & Credit Big Band With Madeline Eastman - Jazzfaire(LP, Album, Gat) Palo Alto Records PA 8003 US 1981 Sell This Version
Ray Brown (12) - A Classy Pair album art Ella Fitzgerald Sings Count Basie Plays With The Count Basie Orchestra* Ella Fitzgerald Sings Count Basie Plays With The Count Basie Orchestra* - A Classy Pair (Album) Pablo Today Germany 1982 Sell This Version
Ray Brown (12) - Nina's Back! album art Nina Simone Nina Simone - Nina's Back! (Album) VPI Records US 1985 Sell This Version
Ray Brown (12) - Bermuda Nights album art Gerald Albright Gerald Albright - Bermuda Nights (Album) Atlantic Europe 1988 Sell This Version
Ray Brown (12) - Dear Mr. Basie album art The Frank Wess=Harry Edison Orchestra* The Frank Wess=Harry Edison Orchestra* - Dear Mr. Basie (Album) Concord Jazz Japan 1990 Sell This Version
Ray Brown (12) - Night At The Concord Pavilion album art Mel Tormé Mel Tormé - Night At The Concord Pavilion (Album) Concord Records US 1990 Sell This Version
Ray Brown (12) - Dingo album art Miles Davis & Michel Legrand Miles Davis & Michel Legrand - Dingo (Album) Warner Bros. Records US 1991 Sell This Version
74028-2 Ray Brown (12) - Heart And Soul album art The Clayton-Hamilton Jazz Orchestra The Clayton-Hamilton Jazz Orchestra - Heart And Soul(CD) Capri Records (6) 74028-2 US 1991 Sell This Version
82829-2 Ray Brown (12) - Giving Myself To You album art Gerald Albright Chips N' Salsa and 3 more… Gerald Albright - Giving Myself To You(CD, Album, Club) Atlantic Jazz 82829-2 US 1995 Sell This Version
EBCD 2145-2 Ray Brown (12) - Live At The Newport Jazz Festival From The Philharmonic Hall, Lincoln Centre, New York, 3 July 1972 album art Stan Kenton & His Orchestra* With Special Guest June Christy Stan Kenton & His Orchestra* With Special Guest June Christy - Live At The Newport Jazz Festival From The Philharmonic Hall, Lincoln Centre, New York, 3 July 1972(CD, Album) Jazz Band Records EBCD 2145-2 UK 1999 Sell This Version
STDBX 4001 Ray Brown (12) - 4 CD Collector's Set album art Stan Kenton Stan Kenton - 4 CD Collector's Set(4xCD, Comp, RE) Creative World STDBX 4001 US 2001 Sell This Version
2008-3 Ray Brown (12) - Kenton On Campus! album art Stan Kenton A Little Minor Booze (as R. Brown) Stan Kenton - Kenton On Campus!(CDr) Dynaflow 2008-3 US 2009 Sell This Version
T2CD-1125 Ray Brown (12) - This Is An Orchestra! album art Stan Kenton Stan Kenton - This Is An Orchestra!(2xCD, Comp, RM) Tantara Productions T2CD-1125 US 2010 Sell This Version
T2CD-1128 Ray Brown (12) - Double Feature - Volume 3 album art The Stan Kenton Orchestra* And The University Of Wisconsin Eau Claire Jazz Ensemble I The Stan Kenton Orchestra* And The University Of Wisconsin Eau Claire Jazz Ensemble I - Double Feature - Volume 3(2xCD, Comp) Tantara Productions T2CD-1128 US 2011 Sell This Version
DSOY934 Ray Brown (12) - Flying High In Florida 1972 album art Stan Kenton And His Orchestra Stompin' At The Savoy and 4 more… Stan Kenton And His Orchestra - Flying High In Florida 1972(CDr, Album) Sounds Of Yester Year DSOY934 UK 2013 Sell This Version