Ray Bryant

Raphael Homer Bryant

Also known as B. Bryant, Bryant, Bryant Ray, R Bryant, R. Bryant, Raphael "Ray" Bryant, Raphael Homer Bryant
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Discography of Ray Bryant:

# Release title Total tracks Type of release is Imprint date Label
1 Montreux '77 10 Audio 1989
2 Up Above The Rock / Little Green Apples 2 Audio 1968 Cadet Records
3 Con Alma 9 Audio 1988 CBS
4 Lonesome Traveler 9 Audio 1966 Cadet Records
5 The Best Of 8 Audio 1980 Pablo Records
6 Ode To Billy Joe 2 Audio 1967 Cadet Records
7 Take A Bryant-Step 12 Audio 1968 Chess
8 Blue Moods 8 Audio 1989 EmArcy
9 Pata Pata / Doing My Thing 2 Audio 1968 Cadet Records
10 Quizas, Quizas, Quizas 2 Audio 1969 Cadet Records
11 Up Above The Rock / Get Out Of My Life Woman 2 Audio 2008 More Groove
12 Let It Be / Shake-A-Lady 2 Audio 1970 Atlantic
13 Slow Freight 7 Audio 1967 Cadet Records
14 Sound Ray 8 Audio Cadet Records
15 Montreux '77 10 Audio 1989
16 Meet Betty Carter And Ray Bryant 12 Audio 1973 Epic
17 Joey 2 Audio 1964 Sue Records Inc.
18 Alone At Montreux 12 Audio 1999 32 Jazz
19 In The Cut 7 Audio 1974 Cadet Records
20 Sound Ray 8 Audio 1969 Cadet Records
21 I Giganti Del Jazz Vol. 89 7 Audio Curcio
22 Alone With The Blues 7 Audio 1986
23 Ray Bryant Plays Basie & Ellington 12 Audio 1987 EmArcy
24 Cold Turkey 12 Audio 1964 Sue Records Inc.
25 Slow Freight / If You Go Away 2 Audio 1967 Cadet Records
26 Con Alma 9 Audio 1988 Columbia
27 Mrs. Robinson 2 Audio 1968 Cadet Records
28 Solo Flight 8 Audio 1977 Pablo Records
29 City Tribal Dance / Little Suzy 2 Audio 1967 Cadet Records
30 MCMLXX 8 Audio 1970 Atlantic
31 Alone At Montreux 12 Audio 1972 Atlantic
32 Blues Groove 5 Audio 1962
33 Slow Freight 7 Audio 1973 Cadet Records
34 Me And The Blues 15 Audio 1974
35 Let It Be 3 Audio 1970 Atlantic
36 Montreux '77 10 Audio 1977 Pablo Live
37 The Ray Bryant Touch 7 Audio 1967 Chess
38 Slow Freight 7 Audio 1967 Bellaphon
39 Kontraste (Jazz On The Piano) 15 Audio SR International
40 Alone With The Blues 7 Audio 1970 Prestige
41 Here's Ray Bryant 8 Audio 1976 Pablo Records
42 C Jam Blues Part I / Part II 2 Audio 1963 CBS
43 It Was A Very Good Year 15 Audio 1973 Chess
44 Somewhere In France 13 Audio 2000 Label M
45 MCMLXX 8 Audio 1970 Atlantic
46 Take A Bryant-Step 12 Audio 1967 Cadet Records
47 Goldfinger 2 Audio 1965 Sue Records Inc.
48 It Was A Very Good Year 15 Audio 1973 Cadet Records
49 Golden Earrings 8 Audio 1988 EmArcy
50 Trio Today 8 Audio 1987 EmArcy


American jazz pianist and composer. As a pianist Ray Bryant was soulful and swinging and covered a wide range of genres from from bop to blues, boogie-woogie, gospel, and R&B. (b. December 24, 1931 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania - d. June 02, 2011 in New York City, New York).

His career took on in the late 40's while playing with [a=Tiny Grimes]. In 1953 he became house pianist at the Blue Note in Philadelphia, backing such leaders as [a=Charlie Parker], [a=Miles Davis], [a=Lester Young] and [a=Dizzy Gillespie]] a.m.o. In 1959 he settled in New York and started recording for Columbia with own trio. With [a=Ray Bryant Combo, The] he also entered the R&B genre, backing Aretha Franklin on her debut for Columbia and releasing the Bryant co-written R&B hit "The Madison Time", later used in the "Hair Spray" movies. As a composer he is also known for penning the jazz standard "Cubano Chant". In the 60's Bay Bryant released several albums of soul-jazz on the [l=Cadet] label. But among his most timeless releases however is his solo piano albums where he interprets blues, gospel and standards, like the 1956 "Alone With The Blues" and the 1972 "Alone at Montreux".

His brothers are the late jazz bassist [a=Tommy Bryant] and drummer and singer Len Bryant. His nephews are [a=Kevin Eubanks] and [a=Robin Eubanks].


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