Ray Bryant

Ray Bryant

Real Name:
Raphael Homer Bryant
Profile:
American jazz pianist and composer. As a pianist Ray Bryant was soulful and swinging and covered a wide range of genres from from bop to blues, boogie-woogie, gospel, and R&B. (b. December 24, 1931 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania - d. June 02, 2011 in New York City, New York).

His career took on in the late 40's while playing with Tiny Grimes. In 1953 he became house pianist at the Blue Note in Philadelphia, backing such leaders as Charlie Parker, Miles Davis, Lester Young and Dizzy Gillespie] a.m.o. In 1959 he settled in New York and started recording for Columbia with own trio. With The Ray Bryant Combo he also entered the R&B genre, backing Aretha Franklin on her debut for Columbia and releasing the Bryant co-written R&B hit "The Madison Time", later used in the "Hair Spray" movies. As a composer he is also known for penning the jazz standard "Cubano Chant". In the 60's Bay Bryant released several albums of soul-jazz on the Cadet label. But among his most timeless releases however is his solo piano albums where he interprets blues, gospel and standards, like the 1956 "Alone With The Blues" and the 1972 "Alone at Montreux".
His brothers are the late jazz bassist Tommy Bryant and drummer and singer Len Bryant. His nephews are Kevin Eubanks and Robin Eubanks.
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Ray Bryant Discography

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32-106 Ray Bryant Alone With The Blues (Album) New Jazz 32-106 UK 1958 Sell This Version
474006 Ray Bryant Ray Bryant Plays (Album) Signature (4) 474006 Germany 1960 Sell This Version
B 47139 L Ray Bryant Madison(LP, Album) Philips B 47139 L Germany 1961 Sell This Version
HTX 40.341, HTX 40341 Coleman Hawkins With Tiny Grimes And Ray Bryant Coleman Hawkins With Tiny Grimes And Ray Bryant - Blues Groove(LP, Album, RE) La Voix De Son Maître, La Voix De Son Maître HTX 40.341, HTX 40341 France 1962 Sell This Version
CL 1867 Ray Bryant Hollywood Jazz Beat (Album) Columbia CL 1867 US 1962 Sell This Version
LP 1016 Ray Bryant Groove House (Album) Sue Records Inc. LP 1016 US 1963 Sell This Version
STLP 1019, SUE LP 1019, SUE 1019 Ray Bryant Live At Basin Street East (Album) Sue Records Inc. STLP 1019, SUE LP 1019, SUE 1019 US 1964 Sell This Version
STLP 1032, SUE LP 1032 Ray Bryant Cold Turkey (Album) Sue Records Inc., Sue Records Inc. STLP 1032, SUE LP 1032 Canada 1964 Sell This Version
STLP 1036 Ray Bryant Soul Sue Records Inc., Sue Records Inc. STLP 1036 US 1965 Sell This Version
Volume 5 Ray Bryant Music Minus One Volume 5(LP, Album) Music Minus One Volume 5 US 1965 Sell This Version
LP-778, LP 778 Ray Bryant Lonesome Traveler (Album) Cadet Records LP-778, LP 778 US 1966 Sell This Version
LPS 801 Ray Bryant Take A Bryant-Step (Album) Cadet Records LPS 801 US 1967 Sell This Version
LPS-793, LPS 793 Ray Bryant The Ray Bryant Touch (Album) Cadet Records LPS-793, LPS 793 Canada 1967 Sell This Version
LPS 781 Ray Bryant Slow Freight (Album) Cadet Records LPS 781 US 1967 Sell This Version
LPS-818 Ray Bryant Up Above The Rock (Album) Cadet Records LPS-818 US 1968 Sell This Version
LPS-830 Ray Bryant Sound Ray (Album) Cadet Records LPS-830 US 1969 Sell This Version
SD 1564, ATS ST 06085 Ray Bryant MCMLXX (Album) Atlantic, Atlantic SD 1564, ATS ST 06085 Italy 1970 Sell This Version
SD 1626 Ray Bryant Alone At Montreux (Album) Atlantic SD 1626 US 1972 Sell This Version
ECPZ 7 Betty Carter And Ray Bryant Betty Carter And Ray Bryant - Meet Betty Carter And Ray Bryant (Album, Comp) Epic ECPZ 7 Japan 1973 Sell This Version
CA 50052 Ray Bryant In The Cut (Album) Cadet Records CA 50052 US 1974 Sell This Version
2310-764 Ray Bryant Here's Ray Bryant (Album) Pablo Records 2310-764 Canada 1976 Sell This Version
2308 201 Ray Bryant Montreux '77 (Album) Pablo Live 2308 201 US 1977 Sell This Version
2310-798 Ray Bryant Solo Flight (Album) Pablo Records 2310-798 US 1977 Sell This Version
25PJ-3 Ray Bryant Hot Turkey (Album) Black And Blue 25PJ-3 Japan 1979 Sell This Version
832 235-1 Ray Bryant Ray Bryant Plays Basie & Ellington (Album) EmArcy 832 235-1 US 1987 Sell This Version

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