Ray Brown

Ray Brown is my undisputed favourite bass player. His feel, sound, solos, lines – it’s all fabulous. I often transcribe his lines and licks and try and incorporate them in my own playing. Check him out with his trio with Gene Harris and Jeff Hamilton, or with Oscar Peterson’s trio of course. Here’s a sample: this is Ray’s solo feature on the changes to  “How High the Moon” on the Live At The Stratford Shakespearean Festival” recorded in 1956. Listen here.

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About mariannewindham

Jazz and classical double bass player
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One Response to Ray Brown

  1. Interesting how his music influences yours – there are parallels with writing, too. Food for thought – thanks!

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