Ray Brown

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by Ray Brown

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Raymond Matthews Brown, 13 October 1926, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA, d. 2 July 2002, Indianapolis, Indiana, USA. One of the outstanding bass players in jazz history, Brown’s top-league experience began when, in 1945, at the age of 19, he joined Dizzy Gillespie. Two years later he was leading a trio accompanying Ella Fitzgerald, to whom he was married from 1947-52, and playing with Norman Granz’s Jazz At The Philharmonic. In 1951 Brown joined the Oscar Peterson trio and stayed for... Read more

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