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Ray Brown

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Raymond Matthews Brown (October 13, 1926 - July 2, 2002) was an influential American jazz double bassist and cellist, known for extensive work with Oscar Peterson and Ella Fitzgerald among many others. Biography: Early life: Ray Brown was born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, and had piano lessons from the age of eight. After noticing how many pianists attended his high school, he thought of taking up the trombone, but was unable to afford one. With a vacancy in the high school jazz orchestra, he took up the upright bass. Career: A major early influence on Brown's bass playing was the bassist in the Duke Ellington band, Jimmy Blanton. As a young man Ray Brown became steadily more well known in the Pittsburgh jazz scene, with his first experiences playing in bands with the Jimmy Hinsley Sextet and the Snookum Russell band. After graduating high school, hearing stories about the burgeoning jazz scene on 52nd Street, in New York City, he bought a one-way ticket to New York. Arriving in...

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On Apr 27, 2011. 12:15pm
Christopher Lynch said

The doyen of the walking bass! That cosy, swinging sound of Ray's could warm any jazz club on a freezing evening, as well as set up a heavenly groove in any context.

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