JazzTimes - 9/96, p.116
"...The breadth of experience expressed in Bryant's style is remarkable. It enabled him to fit into contexts appropriate to Miles Davis, Sonny Rollins, Coleman Hawkins, Roy Eldridge and Jo Jones with seeming ease, and also to accompany singers of marked individualism like Carmen McRae and Ella Fitzgerald..."
Ray Bryant Trio: Ray Bryant (piano); Sam Jones (bass); Grady Tate (drums).
Recorded at RCA Recording Studios, New York, New York on April 10, 1978. Includes liner notes by Harvey Siders.
Digitally remastered by Joe Tarantino (1995, Fantasy Studios, Berkeley, California).
Personnel: Ray Bryant (piano); Grady Tate (drums).
Audio Remasterer: Joe Tarantino.
Liner Note Author: Harvey Siders.
Recording information: RCA Recording Studios, New York, NY (04/10/1978).
Photographer: Phil Stern.
Bryant has always had a wide repertoire but he sounds most at home when playing the blues. This trio date with bassist Sam Jones and drummer Grady Tate allows him to do just that with "Please Send Me Someone to Love" being the only nonblues on the program. Whether it be "All Blues," "Billie's Bounce" or "Jumpin' with Symphony Sid," Bryant explores an impressive variety of blues styles and grooves, leaving listeners with a happy feeling. ~ Scott Yanow