Telarc, 2003, CD
Jazz Ruler Type: Swing
O’s Notes: The late Ray Brown was the consummate jazz bassist by almost any account. This 2-CD set includes Ray’s final trio studio recordings from January, 2000 with Geoff Keezer (p) and Karriem Riggins (d), (disc 1) and some previously unreleased gems from sessions in 1994, 1996 and a live recording in December, 2000 at New York’s Blue Note (disc 2). There is so much good music from Ray that you can’t go wrong, especially his collaborations with other musicians. The second CD includes work with bassists John Clayton and Christian McBride. Enjoy and remember.