Ray Bryant

Nom Civil:
Raphael Homer Bryant
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American jazz pianist and composer, born December 24, 1931 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, died June 2, 2011 in New York City, New York.
As a pianist Ray Bryant was soulful and swinging and covered a wide range of genres from bop to blues, boogiewoogie, gospel, and R&B.
His career took on in the late 1940'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] among others. 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 1960's Bay Bryant released several albums of soul-jazz on the Cadet label. But among his most timeless releases however are 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 bassist Tommy Bryant and drummer and singer Len Bryant. His nephews are Kevin Eubanks and Robin Eubanks.
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Ray Bryant - Meet Betty Carter And Ray Bryant illustration d'album Betty Carter and Ray Bryant Betty Carter and Ray Bryant - Meet Betty Carter And Ray Bryant (Album, Comp) Epic US 1955 Vendre cette version
Ray Bryant - Alone With The Blues illustration d'album Ray Bryant Alone With The Blues (Album) New Jazz US 1959 Vendre cette version
Ray Bryant - Ray Bryant Plays illustration d'album Ray Bryant Ray Bryant Plays (Album) Signature (4) Germany 1960 Vendre cette version
Ray Bryant - Blues Groove illustration d'album Coleman Hawkins With Tiny Grimes And Ray Bryant Coleman Hawkins With Tiny Grimes And Ray Bryant - Blues Groove (Album) La Voix De Son Maître, La Voix De Son Maître France 1962 Vendre cette version
Ray Bryant - Hollywood Jazz Beat illustration d'album Ray Bryant Hollywood Jazz Beat (Album) Columbia Canada 1962 Vendre cette version
Ray Bryant - Groove House illustration d'album Ray Bryant Groove House (Album) Sue Records Inc. US 1963 Vendre cette version
Ray Bryant - Live At Basin Street East illustration d'album Ray Bryant Live At Basin Street East (Album) Sue Records Inc., Sue Records Inc., Sue Records Inc. US 1964 Vendre cette version
Ray Bryant - Cold Turkey illustration d'album Ray Bryant Cold Turkey (Album) Sue Records Inc., Sue Records Inc. Canada 1964 Vendre cette version
Ray Bryant - Hawk Eyes illustration d'album Coleman Hawkins, Ray Bryant, Tiny Grimes Coleman Hawkins, Ray Bryant, Tiny Grimes - Hawk Eyes (Album) Prestige US 1965 Vendre cette version
Ray Bryant - Soul illustration d'album Ray Bryant Soul Sue Records Inc., Sue Records Inc. US 1965 Vendre cette version
Volume 5 Ray Bryant - Music Minus One Volume 5 illustration d'album Ray Bryant Music Minus One Volume 5(LP, Album) Music Minus One Volume 5 US 1965 Vendre cette version
Ray Bryant - Lonesome Traveler illustration d'album Ray Bryant Lonesome Traveler (Album) Cadet, Cadet Australia 1966 Vendre cette version
Ray Bryant - Take A Bryant-Step illustration d'album Ray Bryant Take A Bryant-Step (Album) Cadet US 1967 Vendre cette version
Ray Bryant - Slow Freight illustration d'album Ray Bryant Slow Freight (Album) Cadet, Cadet US 1967 Vendre cette version
Ray Bryant - The Ray Bryant Touch illustration d'album Ray Bryant The Ray Bryant Touch (Album) Cadet US 1967 Vendre cette version
Ray Bryant - Up Above The Rock illustration d'album Ray Bryant Up Above The Rock (Album) Cadet US 1968 Vendre cette version
Ray Bryant - Sound Ray illustration d'album Ray Bryant Sound Ray (Album) Cadet US 1969 Vendre cette version
Ray Bryant - MCMLXX illustration d'album Ray Bryant MCMLXX (Album) Atlantic US 1970 Vendre cette version
Ray Bryant - Alone At Montreux illustration d'album Ray Bryant Alone At Montreux (Album) Atlantic US 1972 Vendre cette version
Ray Bryant - In The Cut illustration d'album Ray Bryant In The Cut (Album) Cadet US 1974 Vendre cette version
Ray Bryant - Here's Ray Bryant illustration d'album Ray Bryant Here's Ray Bryant (Album) Pablo Records Canada 1976 Vendre cette version
Ray Bryant - Solo Flight illustration d'album Ray Bryant Solo Flight (Album) Pablo Records US 1977 Vendre cette version
Ray Bryant - Montreux '77 illustration d'album Ray Bryant Montreux '77 (Album) Pablo Live US 1977 Vendre cette version
Ray Bryant - Hot Turkey illustration d'album Ray Bryant Hot Turkey (Album) Black And Blue Japan 1979 Vendre cette version
Ray Bryant - Ray Bryant Plays Basie & Ellington illustration d'album Ray Bryant Ray Bryant Plays Basie & Ellington (Album) EmArcy US 1987 Vendre cette version