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Oscar Peterson - Tenderly (with Herb Ellis & Ray Brown) (Live) (1958/2002/2016) [Official Digital Download]

Oscar Peterson - Tenderly (with Herb Ellis & Ray Brown) (Live) (1958/2002/2016)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/44.1 kHz | Time - 62:15 minutes | 589 MB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Digital Booklet

Although there are numerous recordings featuring the Oscar Peterson Trio (with bassist Ray Brown and guitarist Herb Ellis), the discovery of another previously unreleased date such as this one is welcome news to his fans. This concert, recorded in the summer of 1958 at the Orpheum Theater in Vancouver, Canada, finds the group in top form, beginning with the simmering treatment of 'Alone Together.' In addition to other familiar favorites (such as a gallop through 'The Surrey With the Fringe on Top' and a pristine take of 'My Funny Valentine'), the trio delves into rarely heard original material, including Peterson's lovely 'Music Box Suite' (also known as 'Daisy's Dream') and a pair of works by Ellis, the wide-ranging solo feature called 'Patricia' and 'Pogo,' a turbocharged bop line focusing on Ellis and Brown, with a deliberately delayed entrance by the leader. The consistent high quality of the performances and the opportunity to hear less well-known songs make this CD an essential purchase for fans of Oscar Peterson.

Ray Brown - Jazz Cello (1960) {2003 Verve Music Group} **[RE-UP]**  Music

Posted by TestTickles at Oct. 3, 2017
Ray Brown - Jazz Cello (1960) {2003 Verve Music Group} **[RE-UP]**

Ray Brown - Jazz Cello (1960) {2003 Verve Music Group}
EAC Rip | FLAC with CUE and log | scans | 201 mb
MP3 CBR 320kbps | RAR | 92 mb
Genre: jazz

Jazz Cello is the 1960 album by Ray Brown, who brings the cello into the world of jazz that most did not expect to hear. Originally released on Verve, this was released on CD by Verve Music Group on 25 March, 2003.

Andre Previn / Mundell Lowe / Ray Brown - Uptown (1990) {Telarc}  Music

Posted by tiburon at Sept. 21, 2017
Andre Previn / Mundell Lowe / Ray Brown - Uptown (1990) {Telarc}

Andre Previn / Mundell Lowe / Ray Brown - Uptown (1990) {Telarc}
EAC 1.3 | FLAC tracks level 8 | Cue+Log+M3U | Full Scans 300dpi | 185MB + 5% Recovery
MP3 CBR 320 Kbps | 152MB + 5% Recovery
Genre: Jazz, Bop, Cool

This was André Previn's second album after his long, symphonically enforced absence from jazz, and it sounds noticeably more fluid and relaxed than his first. No longer apprehensive about dusting off his old skills, Previn is delightfully confident and breezy (dig his sly turns on "Come Rain or Come Shine" and "C Jam Blues"), taking some chances as he re-phrases and paraphrases a collection of revivified standards, mostly Harold Arlen and assorted Duke Ellington. Even if Previn, that noted wit, sometimes sounds as if he is kidding the pants off these old tunes, it's great to hear him having such a good time playing jazz again. Mundell Lowe is Previn's new guitar partner, and Ray Brown returns on bass; both are right at home in this refined brand of chamber jazz grooving.
Ray Brown with John Clayton & Christian McBride  - SuperBass: Recorded Live at Scullers (1997)

Ray Brown with John Clayton & Christian McBride - Super Bass: Recorded Live at Scullers
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 254 Mb (incl 5%) | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 136 Mb (incl 5%) | Scans included
Bop, Hard Bop, Mainstream Jazz, Bass Jazz | Label: Telarc | # CD-83393 | Time: 00:53:36

This live Boston summit meeting between Ray Brown, Christian McBride and John Clayton was the logical outcome of several joint appearances, as well as an extension of a one-off bass troika track that McBride included on his first solo album. The idea of a bass trio on records probably would have been unthinkable in the primitive days of recording when Brown was coming up, but Telarc's fabulously deep yet clear engineering makes it seem like a natural thing to do. Whether pizzicato or bowed, whether taking the melodic solo or plunking down the 4/4 bottom line, all three perform with amazing panache, taste, humor, lack of ego, and the sheer joy of talking to and against each other beneath the musical staff. But if one has to pick out a single star, the choice has to be McBride, whose unshakeable time, solid tone and amazing ability to play his cumbersome bull fiddle like a horn stands out in astonishing fashion on the right speaker.
Monty Alexander, Ray Brown, Herb Ellis - Straight Ahead (Trio & Overseas Special) (1981 & 1984)

Monty Alexander, Ray Brown, Herb Ellis - Straight Ahead (Trio & Overseas Special) (1981 & 1984)
Jazz | 2cd | EAC Rip | Ape + Cue + Log | covers
Concord, CCD2–2167-2 | rem: 2003 | 360Mb

While Concord continues to release excellent mainstream jazz albums, the label also has an extraordinary back catalog from the '70s and the '80s. Straight Ahead packages two albums – Trio (1981) and Overseas Special(1984) – by pianist Monty Alexander, guitarist Herb Ellis, and bassist Ray Brown.
Ray Brown & Laurindo Almeida - Moonlight Serenade (1981)

Ray Brown & Laurindo Almeida - Moonlight Serenade (1981)
Jazz | 1cd | EAC Rip | Flac + Cue + Log | covers
Kingston World, KIN W 2604 | rel: 1998 | 280Mb

After all these years, some jazz historians continue to lament the end of the big-band era; they continue to remind listeners how much of a thrill it can be to hear 20 or 25 seasoned jazz musicians playing together. But there is also a lot to be said for intimacy in jazz – the sort of intimacy that serves bassist Ray Brown and Brazilian guitarist Laurindo Almeida delightfully well on Moonlight Serenade.

Ray Brown Trio - Christmas Songs (1999)  Music

Posted by TmanHome at Dec. 25, 2016
Ray Brown Trio - Christmas Songs (1999)

Ray Brown Trio - Christmas Songs (1999)
Jazz, Bop, Christmas | MP3 320 kbps CBR | 51 min | 122 MB
Label: Telarc | Rel:1999

Ray Brown finally got around to producing a Christmas CD and it was worth the wait. The great bassist has seven guest vocalists plus features for tenor saxophonist Ralph Moore and guitarist Russell Malone; his gifted trio includes pianist Geoff Keezer and drummer Gregory Hutchinson. Dee Dee Bridgewater at first sings "Away in a Manger" in a traditional vein with only Keezer's fluid piano accompanying her, but Brown's arrangement evolves into a swinging gospel setting…
Ray Brown Trio - Summer Wind Live at The Loa (2003,  Concord Jazz # SACS-1027-6) {Hybrid-SACD // ISO & HiRes FLAC}

Ray Brown Trio - Summer Wind Live at The Loa
SACD ISO (2.0/MCH): 3,52 GB | 24B/88,2kHz Stereo FLAC: 1,05 GB | Full Artwork
Label/Cat#: Concord Jazz # SACS-1027-6 | Country/Year: US 2003 | 5% Recovery Info
Genre: Jazz | Style: Classic Jazz

"…This extremely satisfying CD is warmly recommended." ~allmusic
Herb Ellis, Joe Pass, Ray Brown, Jake Hanna - Jazz / Concord (1972) {2014 Japan Concord Jazz Selection Series UCCO-90301}

Herb Ellis, Joe Pass, Ray Brown, Jake Hanna - Jazz / Concord (1972) {2014 Japan Concord Jazz Selection Series UCCO-90301}
EAC rip (secure mode) | FLAC (tracks)+CUE+LOG -> 208 Mb | MP3 @320 -> 87 Mb
Full Artwork @ 600 dpi (jpg) -> 77 Mb | 5% repair rar
© 1972, 2014 Concord / Universal Japan | UCCO-90301
Jazz / Bop / Guitar

The very first release by the Concord label was a quartet set featuring guitarists Herb Ellis and Joe Pass, bassist Ray Brown, and drummer Jake Hanna. Ellis and Pass (the latter was just beginning to be discovered) always made for a perfectly complementary team, constantly challenging each other. The boppish music (which mixes together standards with "originals" based on the blues and a standard) is quite enjoyable with the more memorable tunes including "Look for the Silver Lining," "Honeysuckle Rose," "Georgia," "Good News Blues," and "Bad News Blues." This was a strong start for what would become the definitive mainstream jazz label.
Ray Brown, Monty Alexander, Russell Malone - Ray Brown, Monty Alexander, Russell Malone (2002) (2CD Edition)

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.