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Ray Brown & Friends: Now’s The Time

Ray Brown & Friends: Now’s The Time

Any Ray Brown video is good to me, but this is one of my favorites. This clip of the late jazz master performing the Charlie Parker blues "Now's The Time" starts as a duet with a young Christian McBride.

Ray Brown: Teen Town

Ray Brown: Teen Town

As I’ve mentioned several times, I’m a huge Ray Brown fan. He set the standard for jazz bass, and while he could get funky from time to time, he never strayed too far from the straight-ahead. That’s why I was blown away to find this recently unearthed video of him performing “Teen Town.”

Ulf Wakenius Project, Featuring Ray Brown: Ray’s New Funk

Ulf Wakenius Project, Featuring Ray Brown: Ray’s New Funk

Ray Brown was the king of jazz bass, but he also had a funky side. Besides playing on some James Brown tracks, he penned a few funk and soul jazz songs that stood out in his repertoire. We’re celebrating what would be the bass titan’s birthday with this video of his tune “Ray’s New Funk.” The performance comes from a...

Milt Jackson & Ray Brown: “Slippery”, Live at Montreux 1977

Milt Jackson & Ray Brown: “Slippery”, Live at Montreux 1977

Here’s another great video of Ray Brown doing what he does best. This clip is taken from his performance at the 1977 Montreux Jazz Festival with Milt Jackson. With the help of a star-studded band, the duo tackles “Slippery,” which is also found on Brown’s album Something for Lester. The rest of the band includes Clark Terry on trumpet, Eddie...

Ray Brown Trio: Lady Be Good

Ray Brown Trio: Lady Be Good

No one can lay down a greasy, heavy swing quite like Ray Brown. Here’s a great video of him grooving hard with pianist Gene Harris and drummer Jeff Hamilton on the song “Lady Be Good” during a 1992 concert in France. The trio’s use of dynamics is astounding, going from the softest whispers to raucous wailing.

Ray Brown and John Clayton: Five O’Clock Whistle

Ray Brown and John Clayton: Five O’Clock Whistle

Here are couple of the greatest jazz bassists having fun on the old standard “Five O’Clock Whistle.” Ray Brown and John Clayton have a groove together like no other. And if you haven’t yet, make sure to check out their SuperBass stuff with Christian McBride.

Dizzy Gillespie Orchestra, Featuring Ray Brown: One Bass Hit

Dizzy Gillespie Orchestra, Featuring Ray Brown: One Bass Hit

There are so many players I get inspired by, but whenever someone asks me who my favorite bass player is, I always say “Ray Brown”. His groove, technique, melodicism, and swagger always captivates me, so I was pumped to find this clip of him featured with Dizzy Gillespie’s Orchestra in 1947. At a mere 21 years of age, you can...

Ray Brown: Isolated Bass on James Brown’s “Papa’s Got a Brand New Bag”

Ray Brown: Isolated Bass on James Brown’s “Papa’s Got a Brand New Bag”

We love these isolated bass tracks. While not so isolated, you can really hear Ray Brown‘s bass on this reworked version of the James Brown hit, “Papa’s Got a Brand New Bag”, with Louis Bellson’s orchestra. Lots of leakage on this recording, because the bass was mic’d, while the band performed live. The first part of this video is the...

Ow!: Ray Brown with Dizzy Gillespie, James Moody, Gene Harris and Grady Tate

Check out this live all-star performance, from Jazzfestival Bern, Switzerland in 1985. Bassist Ray Brown performs with Dizzy Gillespie on trumpet, James Moody on tenor sax, Gene Harris on piano and Grady Tate on drums.

Ray Brown Trio: Blue Monk

This one seemed fitting for a relaxing Sunday afternoon… the great Ray Brown and his trio performing “Blue Monk”. Happy Sunday.

Ray Brown Trio: A Night In Tunisia

Today’s video comes as a recommendation from our Facebook friend, Eddie Lee, who posted this to our page: “Had to share this with you guys… No bass solo-shock-horror! Just a lovely little arrangement and some funky stuff from the great RB.” RB, of course, is the great Ray Brown. Here’s Ray and his trio (including pianist Gene Harris an drummer...

Hank Jones, Ray Brown & Buddy Rich: Ad Lib

This video, recorded in 1950, is short but sweet, featuring Hank Jones on piano, Ray Brown on bass, and Buddy Rich on drums.