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Book Transcribes 18 Ray Brown Classics

Ray Brown — Legendary Jazz BassistRay Brown’s work as a double bassist was incomparable, and a new book of transcriptions from Hal Leonard pays tribute to him.

An 80-page paperback, Ray Brown — Legendary Jazz Bassist features 18 transcriptions, photos, performance notes and a forward by contemporary jazz virtuoso Christian McBride. While Brown is best known for his work with Oscar Peterson, he also played with Dizzy Gillespie, Ella Fitzgerald, Sarah Vaughan, Nancy Wilson, and Frank Sinatra and wrote jazz bass instruction books.

Matthew Rybicki, author of Ray Brown — Legendary Jazz Bassist is a bassist himself, who is also an artist/instructor for Jazz at Lincoln Center. Rybicki’s debut album, Driven, was released in 2009.

Ray Brown — Legendary Jazz Bassist songs include:

  1. Autumn in New York
  2. Custard Puff
  3. Days of Wine and Roses
  4. Easy Does It
  5. Gravy Waltz
  6. Have You Met Miss Jones?
  7. How High the Moon
  8. I’m an Old Cowhand (From the Rio Grande)
  9. I’m Glad There Is You (In This World of Ordinary People)
  10. Killer Joe
  11. Love Is Here to Stay
  12. Mack the Knife
  13. Minor Mystery
  14. Moten Swing
  15. Night Train
  16. Sometimes I’m Happy
  17. The Surrey with the Fringe on Top
  18. Tune Up