4.Ellington Medley: Things Ain't What They Used Be / Take the "A" Train
7.Bossa Nova Medley: Estate / Manha de Carnival / Recoda Bossa Nova
8.Bye Bye Blackbird
9.The Masquerade Is Over
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Personnel: Jacky Terrasson , Pierre Boussaguet (piano).
Audio Remasterer: Doug Sax.
Recording information: Gimmick Studio, Paris, France (08/11/1988-08/12/1998).
For this project, Ray Brown is featured in a two-bass trio with fellow bassist Pierre Boussaquet and the up-and-coming pianist Jacky Terasson. The unusual combination works quite well with Brown being the dominant solo voice and the main force behind the music. Included are such songs as "How High the Moon," "America the Beautiful," and "Bye Bye Blackbird" plus a four-song Duke Ellington medley and a three-tune medley of bossa nova songs. The frameworks are inventive, making this a disc of unusual interest. ~ Scott Yanow