Ray Brown Trio: Ray Brown (bass); Gene Harris (piano); Gerryck King (drums).
Additional personnel: Red Holloway (tenor saxophone); Emily Remler (guitar).
Recorded at Coast Recorders, San Francisco, California in August 1984.
Ray Brown is, of course, one of jazz's greatest bassists--amazing technique, rock-steady, tasteful; he's played with darn near everyone (Duke Ellington, Oscar Peterson, Charlie Parker, Elvis Costello), and was married to Ella Fitzgerald. On SOULAR ENERGY, he steps out on his own and generates some relaxed yet swinging (of course!) mainstream jazz (almost all tunes are familiar standards), featuring the soul-jazz piano stylings of Gene Harris, the bluesy big-toned sax of Red Holloway, and the clean, Wes-and-Grant-style guitar of Emily Remler.