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Ray Brown (Bass): Something for Lester

Album Notes

Personnel: Ray Brown (bass); Cedar Walton (piano); Elvin Jones (drums).

Recorded at Contemporary's Studio, Los Angeles, California from June 22-24, 1977. Originally released on Contemporary (7641). Includes liner notes by Leonard Feather.

Digitally remastered by Phil De Lancie (1989, Fantasy Studios, Berkeley, California).

This excellent trio session forms a sort of transition between bassist Ray Brown's work with the Oscar Peterson Trio and his own small-group sessions of the '80s and '90s. With pianist Cedar Walton and drummer Elvin Jones, Brown explores seven strong melodies (four standards, two by Walton, and the bassist's "Slippery") in typically swinging and bluish fashion. ~ Scott Yanow


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