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Ray Brown

b, 1926-2002 US, Pittsburgh
Musician of Jazz
A.k.a. Raymond Matthews Brown

American jazz double-bassist (born 13 October 1926 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - died 2 July 2002 in Indianapolis, Indiana, USA). Oscar Peterson's former bassist (from 1951). For the French songwriter, see Ray Brown (25). For the US session trumpet player, please use Ray Brown (2). For the classical trombonist, please use Ray Brown (8). For the other trumpet player, please use Ray Brown (12).

  • Bass
  • Double bass
  • Violoncello
  • Jazz
  • Soundtrack
  • Pop
Plays With
Ben Webster And His Orchestra
Ben Webster Septet
Benny Carter Quintet
Billie Holiday And Her Band
Billie Holiday And Her Lads Of Joy
Charles Owens New York Art Ensemble
Coleman Hawkins Quartet
Concord Jazz All Stars
Dizzy Gillespie - Stan Getz Sextet
Dizzy Gillespie And His Orchestra
Dizzy Gillespie Big Band
Dizzy Gillespie Jazzmen
Dizzy Gillespie Septet
Dizzy Gillespie Sextet
Dizzy Gillespie's Big 4
Dizzy Gillespie's Rebop Six
Dodo Marmarosa Trio
Duke Ellington Quartet
Eddie "Lockjaw" Davis 4
Flip Phillips And His Orchestra
Flip Phillips Quartet
Flip Phillips Sextet
Harry Edison Sextet
Henry Mancini And His Orchestra
Herb Ellis-Ray Brown Sextet
Illinois Jacquet And His Orchestra
James Moody Sextet
JATP All Stars
Johnny Hodges And His Orchestra
Joyce Collins Trio
Larry Fuller Trio
Lester Young Quartet
Lester Young Quintet
Lionel Hampton And His Quartet
Lionel Hampton Quintet
Milcho Leviev Trio
Milt Jackson Quintet
Milt Jackson Ray Brown Quartet
Oscar Peterson & Friends
Phineas Newborn Trio
Ray Brown All-Star Big Band
Ray Brown Trio
Ray Brown's All Stars
Ray Brown's Orchestra
Roy Eldridge And His Orchestra
Sonny Stitt Quartet
Stan Getz Quartet
Teddy Stewart Orchestra
Tempo Jazzmen
The Ben Webster Quintet
The Bud Powell Trio
The Buddy Rich Trio
The Clark Terry Five
The Claude Williamson Trio
The Count Basie Trio
The Doug MacDonald Quartet
The Ellington All Stars
The Flip Phillips Quintet
The Flip Phillips-Howard McGhee Boptet
The Gene Harris Quartet
The Gene Harris Trio Plus One
The Gene Harris/Scott Hamilton Quintet
The Gene Krupa Sextet
The Jack Sheldon Quartet
The Jimmy Giuffre Trio
The Milt Jackson Quartet
The Modern Jazz Quartet
The Monty Alexander Trio
The Nick Esposito Sextet
The Oscar Peterson Big 4
The Oscar Peterson Quartet
The Oscar Peterson Trio
The Poll Winners
The Ray Brown Big Band
The Roy Eldridge Quintet
The Stan Getz Sextet
Tommy Turk And His Orchestra
The Don Elliott Voices
Charlie Parker With Strings
Kansas City 3
The Philip Morris Superband
Vivian Garry
Red Holloway & His Blues All-Stars
Oscar Peterson Trio & Orchestra
Don Glaser
American Jazz Philharmonic
USA All Stars
The 20th Concord Festival All Stars
Shelly Manne All Stars
John Frigo And His Quintet
Ray Brown Quintet
Dizzy Gillespie & Friends
Humble Gathering
Shelly Manne Quartet
The Gene Harris / Scott Hamilton Quintet
Great Jazz Quartet
The Ray Brown Trio, Feat. Gene Harris
Jay Arrigo & Friends
Sewickley High School Band
The Ben Webster-Teddy Wilson Quartet
Popular Tracks   
Dany Boy on For Betty by Marc Hemmeler & Ray Brown
A Foggy Day on Kessel Plays Standards by Barney Kessel
Girl Talk on For Betty by Marc Hemmeler & Ray Brown
Custard Puff on The Poll Winners Ride Again! by Barney Kessel, Shelly Manne & Ray Brown
Enchanted Lady on Memphis Jackson by Milt Jackson & Ray Brown
Cocktails For Two on Work From Home with Oscar Peterson by Oscar Peterson & Oscar Peterson Trio
Blue Bossa on The Big 3 by Milt Jackson, Joe Pass & Ray Brown
Riff Blues on The Giants by Oscar Peterson, Joe Pass & Ray Brown
You Go To My Head on The Poll Winners by Barney Kessel, Shelly Manne & Ray Brown
Custard Puff on The Poll Winners Ride Again! by Barney Kessel, Shelly Manne & Ray Brown

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Band Members

Title Artist Year Type
Seven Classic AlbumsRay Brown2013Compil.
With The All-Star Big Band + Ray Brown / Milt JacksonRay Brown2012Compil.
Live In Amsterdam 1960The Oscar Peterson Trio With Ray Brown & Ed Thigpen2012Album
1961, Cologne Gürzenich Concert HallThe Oscar Peterson Trio With Ray Brown & Ed Thigpen2011Album
Live In BelgradeOscar Peterson, Ray Brown, Ed Thipgen2008Album
The World Of Duke Ellington Vol.2WDR Big Band Köln Conducted By John Clayton Featuring Dianne Reeves, Ray Brown, Jeff Hamilton, Benny Green2008Album
Lester YoungLester Young Featuring John Lewis, Buddy Rich, Jo Jones, Ray Brown, Hank Jones, Gene Ramey2007Compil.
Swingin' On A StarOscar Peterson Featuring Barney Kessel, Herb Ellis & Ray Brown2007Compil.
What's Up? The Very Tall BandOscar Peterson, Ray Brown & Milt Jackson2007Album
London Concert 1964The Oscar Peterson Trio With Ray Brown & Ed Thigpen2006Album
The Final ConcertsOscar Peterson, Ray Brown, Ed Thigpen2005Album
Milt Jackson & Ray Brown '77Milt Jackson & Ray Brown2004Album
Straight AheadMonty Alexander, Ray Brown, Herb Ellis2003Compil.
ArrivalHerb Ellis, Joe Pass, Ray Brown, Jake Hanna2003Compil.
Vancouver , 1958The Oscar Peterson Trio With Herb Ellis & Ray Brown2003Album
Walk On - The Final Ray Brown Trio RecordingRay Brown2003Album
TrioMonty Alexander / Ray Brown / Herb Ellis2002Album
Seven, Come ElevenHerb Ellis, Joe Pass, Jake Hanna & Ray Brown2002Album
Ray Brown Monty Alexander Russell MaloneRay Brown, Monty Alexander, Russell Malone2002Album
Triple ScoopMonty Alexander, Ray Brown, Herb Ellis With Special Guest John Frigo2002Compil.
The Best Of The Concord YearsRay Brown2002Compil.
Live in JapanRay Brown, Hank Jones, Great Jazz Quartet2002Album
Triple ScoopMonty Alexander, Ray Brown, Herb Ellis With Special Guest John Frigo2002Compil.
TenderlyThe Oscar Peterson Trio With Herb Ellis & Ray Brown2002Album
SuperBass 2Ray Brown, John Clayton, Christian McBride2001Album
The Duo SessionsJimmy Rowles / Ray Brown2000Compil.
The Very Tall BandOscar Peterson, Ray Brown, Milt Jackson1999Album
Ultimate Ray Brown Selected By Christian McBrideRay Brown1999Compil.
Full Circle / Jazz/ConcordHoward Alden, Jimmy Bruno, Michael Moore, Alan Dawson / Herb Ellis, Joe Pass, Ray Brown, Jake Hanna1998Album
Mack The KnifeLionel Hampton, Ray Brown1998Album
Moonlight In VermontRay Brown1998Album
Oscar & BennyOscar Peterson & Benny Green, Ray Brown, Gregory Hutchinson1998Album
The Concord Jazz Heritage SeriesRay Brown1998Compil.
SuperBassRay Brown With John Clayton & Christian McBride1997Album
A Tribute To Oscar Peterson • Live At The Town HallOscar Peterson With Ray Brown, Herb Ellis, Benny Green, Roy Hargrove, Shirley Horn, Milt Jackson, The Manhattan Transfer, Lewis Nash, Niels-Henning Ørsted Pedersen, Clark Terry, Stanley Turrentine1997Album
Jazz At The Philarmonic-Frankfurt 1952Lester Young, Flip Phillips, Roy Eldridge, Hank Jones, Ray Brown, Max Roach1997Album
Echoes From WestRay Brown1996Album
Much In Common / All-Star Big BandRay Brown, Milt Jackson1996Compil.
Louis Armstrong With Oscar PetersonLouis Armstrong With Oscar Peterson, Herb Ellis, Ray Brown & Louis Bellson Guest Ella Fitzgerald1996Compil.
André Previn And Friends Play ShowboatAndré Previn, Mundell Lowe, Ray Brown, Grady Tate1995Album
Some Of My Best Friends Are... The Piano PlayersRay Brown . Benny Green, Ahmad Jamal, Geoff Keezer, Dado Moroni, Oscar Peterson, Lewis Nash1995Album
Ella & Ray With The Ray Brown Quintet Plus Lester YoungElla Fitzgerald, Ray Brown1995Album
Remember The TimeClark Terry, Ray Brown, Jeff Hamilton, Dado Moroni, Mark Nightingale, George Robert1995Album
Ow! (All Star Jam Sessions)Louis Bellson, Ray Brown, Roy Eldridge, Herb Ellis, Dizzy Gillespie, Bill Harris, Illinois Jacquet, Oscar Peterson, Flip Phillips, Buddy Rich, Ben Webster, Lester Young1995Album
Roy Eldridge Con Oscar Peterson, Gerry Wiggins, Ray Brown, Barney Kessel, Kenny Clarke, Ray Brown‎Roy Eldridge Con Oscar Peterson, Gerald Wiggins, Ray Brown, Barney Kessel, Kenny Clarke1995Album
1959The Oscar Peterson Trio With Ray Brown & Ed Thigpen1994Album
What I Wanted To SayMark Nightingale, Ray Brown, Dado Moroni, Jeff Hamilton1994Album
The First Lady On BassCarol Kaye Featuring Joe Pass, Ray Brown, Mark Soskin, Joe Sample, Tom Scott1994Album
The Jazz MastersHerb Ellis, Ray Brown, Serge Ermoll1994Album
The Wildman ReturnsBobby Enriquez With Ray Brown & Al Foster1993Album
Old FriendsAndré Previn, Mundell Lowe & Ray Brown1992Album
Ray Brown's New Two Bass HitsRay Brown Featuring Pierre Boussaguet, Jacky Terrasson1992Album
Kiri Sidetracks (The Jazz Album)Kiri Te Kanawa, André Previn, Ray Brown, Mundell Lowe1992Album
Two The MaxJames Morrison, Ray Brown1992Album
Old FriendsAndré Previn, Mundell Lowe & Ray Brown1992Album
Super BassRay Brown, John Clayton1992Album
As Good As It GetsRay Brown · Jimmy Rowles1992Album
UptownAndré Previn With Mundell Lowe & Ray Brown1990Album
Jam Session 1955Dizzy Gillespie, Roy Eldridge, Oscar Peterson, Flip Phillips, Herb Ellis, Buddy DeFranco, Ray Brown, Bill Harris, Louis Bellson1990Album
The Legendary Oscar Peterson Trio Live At The Blue NoteThe Oscar Peterson Trio, Oscar Peterson, Herb Ellis & Ray Brown1990Album
It Don't Mean A Thing If You Can't Tap Your Foot To ItMilt Jackson & Ray Brown & Cedar Walton & Mickey Roker1990Album
Triple · Treat · I I IMonty Alexander, Ray Brown, Herb Ellis, John Frigo1989Album
After HoursAndré Previn With Joe Pass & Ray Brown1989Album
The 20th Concord Festival All StarsThe 20th Concord Festival All Stars, Ray Brown, Gene Harris, Red Holloway, Harry Edison, Jeff Hamilton1989Album
Sometime I'm Happy, Sometimes I'm BlueJimmy Rowles With Harry Edison, Ray Brown, Don Bailey & Stacy Rowles1988Album
Two Bass HitsRay Brown - Pierre Boussaguet - Dado Moroni1988Album
Triple Treat IIMonty Alexander, Ray Brown, Herb Ellis With Special Guest John Frigo1988Album
Breakin' OutGeorge Shearing Trio With Ray Brown And Marvin "Smitty" Smith1987Album
Genes of Jazz Featuring John Lewis & Ray BrownJohn Lewis, Ray Brown1987Album
Jazz Is Here To Stay Vol 2Cannonball Adderley, Stan Getz, Jimmy Smith, Ray Brown, Donald Byrd, Wes Montgomery, J.J. Johnson1985Compil.
It Don't Mean A Thing If You Can't Tap Your Foot To ItMilt Jackson & Ray Brown & Cedar Walton & Mickey Roker1984Album
Overseas SpecialMonty Alexander, Ray Brown, Herb Ellis1984Album
Jackson, Johnson, Brown, & CompanyMilt Jackson, J.J. Johnson, Ray Brown1983Album
A Ray Brown 3Ray Brown, Monty Alexander, Sam Most1983Album
the verve collectors´ itemTeddy Wilson, Gene Krupa, Count Basie, Oscar Moore, Ray Brown, Max Roach, Bud Powell, Willie Smith, Sonny Criss, Stan Getz, Barney Kessel1983Album
TrioJudy Roberts With Jeff Hamilton & Ray Brown1983Album
Stan Getz Special-Vol.2Stan Getz With Guests As Duke Ellington And His Orchestra / Dizzy Gillespie / Ray Brown1983Compil.
Jazz At The Philharmonic One O'Clock Jump 1953Ray Brown, Ben Webster, Oscar Peterson1983Album
Triple TreatMonty Alexander ▪ Ray Brown ▪ Herb Ellis1982Album
Put On A Happy Face Oscar Peterson Trio: Put On A Happy FaceOscar Peterson, Ray Brown, Ed Thigpen1982Album
The Alternate BluesDizzy Gillespie + Freddie Hubbard + Clark Terry + Oscar Peterson + Joe Pass + Bobby Durham + Ray Brown1982Album
TrioMonty Alexander / Ray Brown / Herb Ellis1981Album
Moonlight SerenadeRay Brown & Laurindo Almeida1981Album
FingeringShelly Manne / Monty Alexander / Ray Brown1981Album
Shades Of DringMadeleine Dring, Lennie Niehaus, Shelly Manne, Ray Brown, Bud Shank, Bill Perkins, Leigh Kaplan1981Album
On StageTal Farlow, Hank Jones, Red Norvo, Ray Brown, Jake Hanna1981Album
SummerwindRay Brown, Monty Alexander, Johnny Griffin, Martin Drew1981Album
Tasty!Ray Brown and Jimmy Rowles1980Album
All Too Soon Quadrant Toasts Duke EllingtonMilt Jackson, Ray Brown, Mickey Roker, Joe Pass1980Album
QuadrantQuadrant Featuring Joe Pass, Milt Jackson, Ray Brown, Mickey Roker1979Album
Smoke A Moto's BluesTsuyoshi Yamamoto With Ray Brown1979Album
The Astaire Story vol. 2Fred Astaire - Oscar Peterson / Barney Kessel / Charlie Shavers / Flip Phillips / Ray Brown / Alvin Stoller1978Album
Something For LesterRay Brown1978Album
Intensive CareLouis Bellson, Ray Brown, Paul Smith1978Album
The Astaire StoryFred Astaire - Oscar Peterson / Barney Kessel / Charlie Shavers / Flip Phillips / Ray Brown / Alvin Stoller1978Album
Live At Concord '77Ross Tompkins, Joe Venuti, Ray Brown, Scott Hamilton, Jake Hanna1978Album
Snooky & Marshal's AlbumSnooky Young / Marshall Royal / Freddie Green / Ross Tompkins / Ray Brown / Louis Bellson Special Guest Scatman Crothers1978Album
Snooky & Marshal's AlbumSnooky Young / Marshall Royal / Freddie Green / Ross Tompkins / Ray Brown / Louis Bellson Special Guest Scatman Crothers1978Album
The Most Special JointRay Brown / Ichiro Masuda1978Album
Montreux '77Oscar Peterson And The Bassists Ray Brown, Niels-Henning Ørsted Pedersen1977Album
Jones - Brown - SmithHank Jones, Ray Brown, Jimmie Smith1977Album
Montreux '77Milt Jackson & Ray Brown1977Album
The GiantsOscar Peterson & Joe Pass & Ray Brown1977Album
The Big 3Milt Jackson - Joe Pass - Ray Brown1976Album
The ThreeJoe Sample / Ray Brown / Shelly Manne1976Album
Soprano Summit In ConcertBob Wilber • Kenny Davern • Marty Grosz • Ray Brown • Jake Hanna1976Album
The Jazz Ambassadors Vol 2Lionel Hampton, Buddy Rich, Oscar Peterson & Ray Brown & Featuring Herb Ellis And Buddy DeFranco1976Compil.
Brown's BagRay Brown1976Album
After You've GoneHerb Ellis, Ray Brown, Harry Edison, Jake Hanna, Plas Johnson, George Duke1975Album
This One's For BlantonDuke Ellington and Ray Brown1975Album
Happy TimeRoy Eldridge With Oscar Peterson, Joe Pass, Ray Brown, Eddie Locke1975Album
Herb Ellis & Ray Brown's Soft ShoeHerb Ellis & Ray Brown1974Album
Seven, Come Eleven (From Their Live Performance At The Concord Summer Festival)Herb Ellis & Joe Pass Also Featuring Jake Hanna & Ray Brown1974Album
The Genius Of Ray BrownRay Brown1974Compil.
Herb Ellis & Ray Brown's Soft ShoeHerb Ellis & Ray Brown1974Album
Jazz/ConcordJoe Pass, Ray Brown, Jake Hanna, Herb Ellis1974Album
Just The Way It Had To BeMilt Jackson Quintet Featuring Ray Brown1973Album
I'm Glad There Is YouYoshiko Goto Meets Ray Brown1972Album
Bach Ground Blues & GreenLaurindo Almeida & Ray Brown1970Album
That's The Way It IsMilt Jackson Quintet Featuring Ray Brown1970Album
That's The Way It IsMilt Jackson / Ray Brown1969Album
Brazilian GreensLaurindo Almeida & Ray Brown1969Single
This Is Ray BrownRay Brown1965Single
This Is Ray BrownRay Brown1965Single
Ray Brown / Milt JacksonRay Brown / Milt Jackson1965Album
Much In CommonRay Brown / Milt Jackson1964Album
4 To Go!André Previn / Herb Ellis / Shelly Manne / Ray Brown1963Album
With The All-Star Big BandRay Brown Guest Artist Cannonball Adderley1962Single
The Sound Of The TrioOscar Peterson, Ray Brown, Ed Thigpen1961Album
Poll Winners Three!Barney Kessel, Shelly Manne & Ray Brown1960Album
Jazz CelloRay Brown1960Album
Ray Brown, His Bass, His Big Band + Cannonball AdderleyRay Brown + Cannonball Adderley, Ray Brown All-Star Big Band1960Single
Musique Originale Du Film Les TricheursStan Getz, Coleman Hawkins, Roy Eldridge, Dizzy Gillespie Accompagnés Par Oscar Peterson, Gus Johnson, Herb Ellis, Ray Brown1958Single
This Is Ray BrownRay Brown1958Album
Bass Hit!Ray Brown1957Album
New Volume 6 (Formerly Vols.8, 9, and 10)Jazz At The Philharmonic featuring Flip Phillips, Bill Harris, Jo Jones, Illinois Jacquet, Howard McGhee, Ray Brown, Hank Jones1955Album
The Poll Winners - Giants MeetingCannonball Adderley, Wes Montgomery And Ray BrownSingle
Just Jazz Vol. 5Roy Eldridge & Dizzy Gillespie, Oscar Peterson, Milt Jackson & Ray Brown, Woody Herman, Teddy WilsonCompil.
Bass Hit Volume 2Ray BrownSingle
The Jazz AmbassadorsBuddy Rich, Oscar Peterson, Lionel Hampton, Ray BrownCompil.
Ray Brown And Kenny Kersey TriosRay Brown, Kenny KerseySingle
More Music From Les TricheursOscar Peterson, Stan Getz, Dizzy Gillespie, Sonny Stitt, Roy Eldridge, Coleman Hawkins, Ray Brown, Gus Johnson, Herb EllisAlbum
Bass Hit Volume 1Ray BrownSingle
Ray Brown * Ella FitzgeraldRay Brown, Ella FitzgeraldCompil.
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