Ray Brown, Monty Alexander, Russell Malone - Ray Brown, Monty Alexander, Russell Malone (2002) (2CD Edition)
Jazz | SACD + CD | EAC Rip | Flac + Cue + Log | covers
Telarc CD-83562; SACD Red Book layer | rel: 2002 | 630Mb
It would be nice to say that Ray Brown's final recording session before his sudden and untimely death in the summer of 2002 resulted in a masterpiece, but although this trio session with guitarist Russell Malone and pianist Monty Alexander is perfectly serviceable, a masterpiece it is not. It's a very attractive album – Brown was probably not capable of producing anything less as a leader – but it suffers just a bit from Alexander's slightly sugary style and from the lack of a drummer.