RELEASE
October 24, 2006
LABEL
Concord Jazz

Album Review

Focusing on the latter part of his career, the double-disc anthology Bassics: Best of Ray Brown Trio 1977-2000 collects a nice cross-section of the recordings bassist Ray Brown made with his various trio configurations for the Concord and Telarc labels. Included is work the iconic musician made with such pianists as Cedar Walton, Gene Harris and Monty Alexander, as well Benny Green and Geoff Keezer. These are elegant, sophisticated mainstream jazz recordings that are the epitome of swinging modern jazz. While listeners looking for a more representative view of Brown's long career should probably check out his influential early recordings, Bassics offers a perfect overview of the still superb Brown in the autumn of his life.
Matt Collar, Rovi

Track Listing

  1. Sister Sadiehttp://phobos.apple.com/WebObjects/MZStore.woa/wa/viewAlbum?i=201461492&id=201461490&at=11l9vR
  2. Blue Bossahttp://itunes.apple.com/album/blue-bossa/id201461490?i=201461499&uo=5&at=11l9vR
  3. Exactly Like Youhttp://itunes.apple.com/album/exactly-like-you/id201461490?i=201461505&uo=5&at=11l9vR
  4. Mistreated But Undefeated Blues [Alternate Take]http://itunes.apple.com/album/mistreated-but-undefeated-blues/id201461490?i=201461513&uo=5&at=11l9vR
  5. Have You Met Miss Jones?http://itunes.apple.com/album/bassics-the-best-ray-brown/id201461490?uo=5&at=11l9vR
  6. That's Allhttp://phobos.apple.com/WebObjects/MZStore.woa/wa/viewAlbum?i=201461529&id=201461490&at=11l9vR
  7. Riohttp://itunes.apple.com/album/bassics-the-best-ray-brown/id201461490?uo=5&at=11l9vR
  8. Summertimehttp://itunes.apple.com/album/bassics-the-best-ray-brown/id201461490?uo=5&at=11l9vR
  9. Buhaina Buhainahttp://itunes.apple.com/album/buhaina-buhaina/id201461490?i=201461548&uo=5&at=11l9vR
  10. The Real Blueshttp://itunes.apple.com/album/bassics-the-best-ray-brown/id201461490?uo=5&at=11l9vR
  11. Bye Bye Blackbirdhttp://itunes.apple.com/album/bye-bye-blackbird/id201461490?i=201461554&uo=5&at=11l9vR
  12. Gumbo Hupphttp://itunes.apple.com/album/bassics-the-best-ray-brown/id201461490?uo=5&at=11l9vR
  13. Phineas Can Behttp://itunes.apple.com/album/bassics-the-best-ray-brown/id201461490?uo=5&at=11l9vR
  14. Don't Get Sassyhttp://itunes.apple.com/album/bassics-the-best-ray-brown/id201461490?uo=5&at=11l9vR
  15. Seven Steps to Heavenhttp://itunes.apple.com/album/bassics-the-best-ray-brown/id201461490?uo=5&at=11l9vR
  16. Port of Ricohttp://itunes.apple.com/album/bassics-the-best-ray-brown/id201461490?uo=5&at=11l9vR
  17. You're My Everythinghttp://itunes.apple.com/album/bassics-the-best-ray-brown/id201461490?uo=5&at=11l9vR
  18. Freddie Freeloaderhttp://itunes.apple.com/album/bassics-the-best-ray-brown/id201461490?uo=5&at=11l9vR
  19. It's Only a Paper Moonhttp://itunes.apple.com/album/bassics-the-best-ray-brown/id201461490?uo=5&at=11l9vR
  20. Cherokeehttp://itunes.apple.com/album/bassics-the-best-ray-brown/id201461490?uo=5&at=11l9vR
  21. Caravanhttp://itunes.apple.com/album/bassics-the-best-ray-brown/id201461490?uo=5&at=11l9vR
  22. Goodbyehttp://itunes.apple.com/album/bassics-the-best-ray-brown/id201461490?uo=5&at=11l9vR
  23. I Want to Be Happyhttp://itunes.apple.com/album/bassics-the-best-ray-brown/id201461490?uo=5&at=11l9vR
  24. Lined with a Groovehttp://itunes.apple.com/album/bassics-the-best-ray-brown/id201461490?uo=5&at=11l9vR
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