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Superbass Live 1997 Performance: Two for the Blues
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Superbass Live 1997 Performance: Two for the Blues

This is the complete “Superbass” video performance of “Two for the Blues”, recorded at the Cologne Philharmonic Hall in 1997. The group includes Ray Brown, Christian McBride, John Clayton and John Goldsby. Goldsby shared this video with us, saying, “There is an edited version of this on Youtube, but this is nice because it has trading… This is the complete...

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

Events

Detroit Jazz Fest to Include Ray Brown Tribute

The line up and theme have been announced for the Detroit International Jazz Festival, which is billed as the largest free jazz festival in North America. The festival’s theme is “Flame Keepers- Carrying the Torch for Modern Jazz,” and will include tributes to six “trailblazers of modern jazz,” including Art Blakey, Ray Brown, Miles Davis, Horace Silver, Betty Carter, and...

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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.

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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.

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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...

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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.

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Niels-Henning Ørsted Pedersen & Ray Brown, live in 1977

Two amazing bassists playing the jazz classic “There Is No Greater Love.” Both bassists show some serious chops in their solos, NHØP plays close to light-speed on his upright and and Ray Brown is his usual incredible self.

Player News

Ray Brown remembrance

Ray Brown, one of the legendary jazz bassists of our time, has a personal remembrance piece from NPR Jazz. From his work with Ella Fitzgerald, Oscar Peterson and many other jazz greats, Brown has always stood out from the crowd with his melodic style and walking bass lines. As the article author remembers Brown’s performance: “For a 75-year-old veteran, let’s...

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SuperBass: Two For The Blues

We’ve been following John Goldsby on Twitter for a while now, and he’s one of the great friends to us and many others there. So as we were browsing for videos of John, I ran into this one. Four bass players, a vocalist and a drummer playing a phone book. I couldn’t resist. The four bassists include John, plus John...

Superbass: Ray Brown, John Clayton, and Christian McBride Play “Blue Monk”
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Superbass: Ray Brown, John Clayton, and Christian McBride Play “Blue Monk”

Wow. Check out Ray Brown, John Clayton, and Christian McBride with the WDR Big Band!

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What a trio: Edgar Meyer, Ray Brown and Victor Wooten

Check out this amazing trio of bass greatness: Edgar Meyer, Ray Brown and Victor Wooten, in a 1991 performance. “Walk that dog!” Tip o’ the hat to The Double Bass Blog