Book Transcribes 18 Ray Brown Classics
Ray 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:
- Autumn in New York
- Custard Puff
- Days of Wine and Roses
- Easy Does It
- Gravy Waltz
- Have You Met Miss Jones?
- How High the Moon
- I’m an Old Cowhand (From the Rio Grande)
- I’m Glad There Is You (In This World of Ordinary People)
- Killer Joe
- Love Is Here to Stay
- Mack the Knife
- Minor Mystery
- Moten Swing
- Night Train
- Sometimes I’m Happy
- The Surrey with the Fringe on Top
- Tune Up