Friday, June 3, 2011

Ray Bryant (1931-2011)

A small tribute to this piano jazz legend who left us on June 3. Ray Bryant has had an unflinching love affair with the blues idiom throughout his career as this video of the composer of "Little Suzie" and "Cubano Chant" asserts. Taped at Montreux, Switzerland in 1977.



This is Ray's famous composition "Little Suzie" in a small edit by yours truly. Groovy as hell, propelled by one of the best left hands in the jazz piano business, enjoy.

2 comments:

Dr. Johnny Fever said...

Hey Mike, stay tuned to my spot, just burned Ray Bryant "Up Above the Rock" to CD the other day. Just need to clean it up in PEAK and convert it. I'm a big fan of Ray Bryant, thanks for the tribute piece.

Peace......Dr. Fever

delta_mike said...

Hi Doc, I'm a big Ray Bryant fan myself, you stay tuned too for more.