Ray Brown All Stars – Don’t Forget the Blues {Concord}

Review by Scott Yanow (allmusic.com)
On this 1985 Concord release, bassist Ray Brown heads an all-star quintet featuring trombonist Al Grey, guitarist Ron Eschete, pianist Gene Harris, and drummer Grady Tate. The majority of the selections on the set are blues (including “Night Train,” “Rocks in My Bed,” “Jumpin’ the Blues,” and a pair of Brown originals) with “If I Could Be with You (One Hour Tonight)” being a temporary departure. Grey, Eschete, Harris, and Brown have plenty of concise solos, Tate is typically excellent in support, and the results should please straight-ahead jazz fans.

01 – Blues’d Out
02 – Jim
03 – Night Train
04 – If I Could Be With You (One Hour Tonight)
05 – Rocks in My Bed
06 – You Don’t Know Me
07 – Jumpin’ the Blues
08 – Don’t Forget the Blues

Ray Brown – bass
Ron Eschete – guitar
Al Grey – trombone
Gene Harris – piano and fender rhodes
Grady Tate – drums

Recorded at Classic Sound Studio, New York City, May 1985.

Label: Concord Jazz
Year: 1986
Genre: Jazz
Style: Classic Jazz, Bop

Quality: eac, flac, cue, log, artwork


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