- Released: March 14, 2006
- Originally Released: 2002
- Label: Collectables Records
- Original Album #1: Epic 3279 (1956)
- Original Album #2: Columbia 8546 (1962)
Description by OLDIES.com:
Ray Bryant Trio / Dancing The Big Twist
- 1.Cubano Chant
- 2.Off Shore
- 3.Well, You Needn't
- 4.Cry Me A River
- 5.In A Mellow Tone
- 6.You're My Thrill
- 7.Night In Tunisia
- 9.Philadelphia Bound
- 10.Pawn Ticket
- 11.The Breeze And I
- 12.It's A Pity To Say Goodbye
- 13.Twist City
- 14.Just A Little Bit Of Twist
- 15.Big Susie
- 16.Twist On
- 17.Twistin' On A Cat's Paw
- 19.Fast Twist
- 20.Do That Twist
2 LPs on 1 CD: RAY BRYANT TRIO (1956)/DANCING THE BIG TWIST (1962).
Personnel: Ray Bryant (piano); Buddy Tate (tenor saxophone); Ben Richardson (baritone saxophone); Harry "Sweets" Edison, Joe Newman, Pat Jenkins (trumpet); Matthew Gee (trombone); Bill Lee, Jimmy Rowser (bass); Mickey Roker, Gus Johnson (drums); Ray Barretto (bongos, scraper).
Originally released on Epic (3279) & Columbia (8546). Includes liner notes by
Personnel: Ray Bryant (piano); Buddy Tate (tenor saxophone); Ben Richardson (baritone saxophone); Pat Jenkins, Joe Newman (trumpet); Matthew Gee (trombone); Gus Johnson , Mickey Roker (drums); Ray Barretto (bongos).
Liner Note Authors: Burt Korall; John Hammond, Sr. .
Recording information: 04/03/1956-10/26/1961.
These Ray Bryant albums were originally released on Epic and Columbia Records in 1956 and 1962, respectively. Ray Bryant Trio and Dancing the Big Twist are enjoyable, but contain two very different approaches to jazz. Ray Bryant Trio features a mellow combination of standards, including "Cry Me a River" and "The Breeze and I," along with modern jazz compositions by Thelonious Monk and Dizzy Gillespie. On the other hand, Dancing the Big Twist is basically an album of novelty tunes with a twist theme, including "Twist City," "Twistin' on a Cat's Paw," and "Do That Twist." This session will appeal to those who favor Bryant's dance hit of the era, "Madison Time." ~ Al Campbell