Ray Brown
Ray Brown
Raymond Matthews Brown was an influential American jazz double bassist, known for extensive work with Oscar Peterson among many others.
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Police: Resident shot Breathitt man accused of setting houses on fire - Lexington Herald Leader
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Ray Brown was listed in critical but stable condition Thursday afternoon. Roger Spencer is charged with one count of first-degree assault stemming from the shooting, said state police detective Scott Sandlin, who is investigating
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Questions Raised about Innocence of Death Row Inmate Anthony Porter - ABC News
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Also included in the complaint is sworn testimony by Ray Brown, an eyewitness to the 1982 murders who says he saw Porter shoot the victims and then run away. Brown told WLS that he never came forward at the time of the crime because Porter was sent to
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Ncredible Entertainment Pre-VMA Party Pictures - Monsters and Critics.com
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By M&C Aug 30, 2011, 11:11 GMT Tia Wong, Ukon Castle and Ray Brown attend Ncredible Entertainment Pre-VMA Party hosted by 102.7 KIIS FM at Level 3 in Hollywood. Photo copyright Winston Burris / PR Photos. Arsine Deveylan, Kir Maharani and Brittney
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Mayor stands by Arrow Energy - Toowoomba Chronicle
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WESTERN Downs Regional Council mayor Ray Brown has defended mining company Arrow Energy after cancer-causing chemicals were found at its Daandine and Tipton gas fields. Traces of carcinogenic chemicals benzene, toluene and xylene have been found in
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Council calls for urgent action - Toowoomba Chronicle
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WESTERN Downs Mayor Ray Brown has welcomed the Queensland Flood Commission of Inquiry's report, but warns urgent action needs to be taken to improve telecommunications infrastructure across the region. Cr Brown backs the recommendation in the
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Fire lookout keeps watchful eye on Montana - KXLH Helena News
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One of those fire lookouts is Ray Brown, who works for the Forest Service at Strawberry Butte. Part of his job is walking up to the top of a 60 foot tall vintage lookout tower looking for smoke, no matter the weather. Brown said, "It is good for me to
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The Listings
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Jazz Full reviews of recent jazz concerts: nytimes.com/jazz. - J. D. Allen Trio (Tuesday through Thursday) This year the post-Coltrane tenor saxophonist J. D. Allen released a righteous album, ''Victory!'' (Sunnyside), that documents the continuing growth of his trio with the bassist Gregg August and the drummer Rudy Royston. The band is making its
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SPOTLIGHT | MONTCLAIR; After Youth Workshop,A Real Jazz Festival
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LAST year's inaugural Montclair Jazz Festival was organized mostly to celebrate the end of the summer workshop at Jazz House Kids, a nonprofit organization that promotes jazz education. ''The students were the catalyst for this, but then the thought was, instead of doing something just for the kids, why not make it a real jazz festival?'' said
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The Listings
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Jazz Full reviews of recent jazz concerts: nytimes.com/jazz. Mike Baggetta Trio (Thursday) A guitarist of exploratory temperament, Mike Baggetta leads a trio with Cameron Brown on bass and Jeff Hirshfield on drums, playing original music and a few left-field covers. At 8:30 and 10:30 p.m., Bar Next Door, 129 Macdougal Street, near West Third
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Jobs boom likely despite threats - Toowoomba Chronicle
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Western Downs Regional Council Mayor Ray Brown said it was the culmination of years of negotiation. “This is extremely positive for the whole of the Surat Basin, not just us,” he said. “There are still quite a few issues around affordable housing,
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Appeals court backs wrecker decision - Shelbyville Times-Gazette
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Robert L. Bushnell, owner of Quality Collision and Towing, filed a federal lawsuit in 2008 against Bedford County, the City of Shelbyville, its police department and Ray Brown of Ray's Paint and Body, alleging that towing and repair jobs were steered
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Council locks in Tara water plan - Toowoomba Chronicle
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Mayor Ray Brown said council was planning a new water treatment plant that will use Great Artesian Basin water or a combination of Tara Lagoon water and Great Artesian Basin water. The plan will see $100000 go towards funding the investigation,
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Saying goodbye to 'most humble' man I ever knew - Deseret News
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Ray Brown is 86 years old and was just diagnosed with cancer. He's down to 112 pounds. That's about 100 pounds below his normal weight. He's in a nursing home, where I found him alone, dozing in a wheelchair and wearing a red-checked flannel bathrobe
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Timeline
Learn about memorable moments in the evolution of Ray Brown
    LATE_ADULTHOOD
  • 2002
    Age 75
    With that trio, Brown continued to perform until his death in 2002.
    More Details Hide Details Brown died in his sleep, after having played golf, before a show in Indianapolis.
  • 2001
    Age 74
    In 2001, Brown was awarded the Austrian Cross of Honour for Science and Art, 1st class and in 2003, he was inducted into the Down Beat Jazz Hall of Fame.
    More Details Hide Details He was awarded his first Grammy for his composition, "Gravy Waltz", a tune which would later be used as the theme song for The Steve Allen Show.
  • 1990
    Age 63
    During 1990–93 the "Legendary Oscar Peterson Trio" reunited, with Peterson, Herb Ellis, and Brown, with either Bobby Durham or Jeff Hamilton added on drums.
    More Details Hide Details Albums of this group earned four Grammy Awards. In May 1993 this group ended, when Peterson suffered a severe stroke. Around the same time, Brown made seven albums with pianist André Previn when, after a hiatus of two decades, Previn returned to jazz to perform und record regurlarly again between 1989 and 2002: After Hours (1989, with guitarist Joe Pass), Uptown (1990, with guitarist Mundell Lowe), Old Friends (1992, live recording, with guitarist Mundell Lowe), Kiri Sidetracks. The Jazz Album (1992, with singer Kiri Te Kanawa and guitarist Mundell Lowe), What Headphones? (1992, with Mundell Lowe, Jim Pugh on trombone, Warren Vache on cornet, Richard Todd on horn, Grady Tate on drums, and The Antioch Baptist Choir), André Previn and Friends Play Show Boat (1995, with Mundell Lowe and Grady Tate), and Jazz at the Musikverein (1997, live recording, with Mundell Lowe). Brown and Previn had recorded together before in the 1960s on 4 To Go! (1963, with guitarist Herb Ellis and drummer Shelly Manne) and Right as the Rain (1967, with singer Leontyne Price). An hour long film, Together on Broadway. The Making of Sidetracks documents the work on the album Kiri Sidetracks. The Jazz Album.
    In 1990, he teamed up with pianist Bobby Enriquez and drummer Al Foster, for Enriquez's album, The Wildman Returns.
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  • FORTIES
  • 1973
    Age 46
    Brown guested as a bass player on "Razor Boy", the second track on Steely Dan's second album, Countdown to Ecstasy, released in 1973.
    More Details Hide Details Brown appeared on four tracks from the soundtrack to Clint Eastwood's biopic about Charlie Parker, titled Bird (1988). Although all of the saxophone parts are Bird's original playing, the accompaniment was re-recorded in order to beef up the sound, using Brown and, amongst others, John Guerin on drums. In the 1980s and 1990s Brown led his own trios and continued to refine his bass playing style. In his later years he recorded and toured extensively with pianist Gene Harris. In the early 1980s, Brown met Diana Krall in a restaurant in Nanaimo, British Columbia. According to Jeff Hamilton, in an interview recorded on the Diana Krall Live in Rio DVD, he first heard Krall play at a workshop and, impressed with her piano skills (she was not yet singing), introduced her to bassist John Clayton. Hamilton and Clayton both encouraged Krall to move to Los Angeles to study under Brown and others.
  • THIRTIES
  • 1966
    Age 39
    In 1966, he settled in Los Angeles, where he was in high demand working for various television show orchestras.
    More Details Hide Details He also accompanied some of the leading artists of the day, including Tony Bennett, Billy Eckstine, Frank Sinatra, Sarah Vaughan, and Nancy Wilson. He also managed his former musical partners, the Modern Jazz Quartet, as well as a young Quincy Jones, produced some shows for the Hollywood Bowl, wrote jazz bass instruction books, and developed a jazz cello. Also in Los Angeles he composed music for films and television shows. From 1974 to 1982, Brown performed and recorded a series of albums with guitarist Laurindo Almeida, saxophonist and flautist Bud Shank, and drummer Shelly Manne (replaced by Jeff Hamilton after 1977) under the name The L.A. Four. He also joined up with Milt Jackson again to record the classic Jackson, Johnson, Brown & Company (1983), featuring Jackson and Brown with J. J. Johnson on trombone, Tom Ranier on piano, guitarist John Collins, and drummer Roy McCurdy.
  • 1957
    Age 30
    Between 1957 and 1959, Brown appeared on Blossom Dearie's first five recordings for Verve Records.
    More Details Hide Details After leaving the Trio he became a manager and promoter as well as a performer.
  • TWENTIES
  • 1953
    Age 26
    The two married that year, and together they adopted a child born to Fitzgerald's half-sister Frances, whom they christened Ray Brown, Jr. Fitzgerald and Brown divorced in 1953, bowing to the various career pressures both were experiencing at the time, though they would continue to perform together.
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  • 1949
    Age 22
    Around this time Brown was also appearing in Jazz at the Philharmonic concerts, organized by Norman Granz. It was at a Jazz at the Philharmonic concert in 1949 that Brown first worked with the jazz pianist Oscar Peterson, in whose trio Brown would play from 1951 to 1966.
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  • 1947
    Age 20
    Brown became acquainted with singer Ella Fitzgerald when she joined the Gillespie band as a special attraction for a tour of the southern United States in 1947.
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  • TEENAGE
  • 1946
    Age 19
    From 1946 to 1951 Brown played in Gillespie's band.
    More Details Hide Details Brown, along with the vibraphonist Milt Jackson, drummer Kenny Clarke, and pianist John Lewis formed the rhythm section of the Gillespie band. Lewis, Clarke, and Jackson eventually formed the Modern Jazz Quartet.
  • CHILDHOOD
  • 1926
    Born
    Born on October 13, 1926.
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