Ray Brown Trio featuring Gene Harris – Soular Energy {Concord} ”dvd audio-2-cd”


Review by Scott Yanow ~allmusic.com
This album is important as an early milestone in pianist Gene Harris’ second career. Harris, who had led the popular Three Sounds in the 1960s, had been living in obscurity in Boise, ID, for several years before he was urged by bassist Ray Brown to come to the West Coast for some recording sessions. Harris became a permanent member of Brown’s regular trio for quite a few years before launching his own quartet. He had lost none of his technique, soul, or swing in the interim, as he shows throughout this fine release. Seven of the eight numbers (highlighted by “Exactly Like You,” “Teach Me Tonight,” and “Sweet Georgia Brown”) feature Brown, Harris, and drummer Gerryck King playing soulful bop, while “Mistreated But Undefeated Blues” adds guitarist Emily Remler and the tenor of Red Holloway. An excellent effort.

Tracklist:
01. Exactly Like You (5:47)
02. Cry Me a River (5:47)
03. Teach Me Tonight (4:51)
04. Take the “A” Train (6:22)
05. Mistreated But Undefeated Blues (4:17)
06. That’s All (5:47)
07. Easy Does It (4:03)
08. Sweet Georgia Brown (8:46)

Personnel:
Ray Brown – bass
Gene Harris – piano
Gerryck King – drums
Red Holloway – tenor saxophone
Emily Remler – guitar

Recorded at Coast Recorders, San Francisco, California in August 1984.

Genre: Jazz
Style: Mainstream, Bop, Standards
Label: Concord Jazz
Year: 1985
Time: 45:39

* Original source was a DVD audio rip in 24bit-192kHz; and this share is a self-made imitation CD (converted to redbook standard, 16bit-44.1kHz); which can easily be burned as an “Audio-CD” to an empty media.

Quality-1: flac (tracks, eac, cue, log) + scans from “CD” version (cover+tray+disk)
Quality-2: mp3@320 + scans from “CD” version (cover+tray+disk)

Ray Brown Trio – Bam Bam Bam {Concord}


Review by Scott Yanow (allmusic.com)

The Ray Brown Trio is caught on this CD live at a Tokyo concert and sounds obviously inspired by the enthusiastic crowd. The group (which also stars pianist Gene Harris and drummer Jeff Hamilton) stretches out on four standards, “Put Your Little Right Out,” Victor Feldman’s “Rio” and two Brown originals: “F.S.R. (For Sonny Rollins)” and the title cut. This release is a perfect introduction to the many fine Ray Brown-Gene Harris Concord recordings; it consistently swings with soul.

Tracks:
01 – Introductory Announcement
02 – F.S.R. (For Sonny Rollins)
03 – Put Your Little Foot Right Out
04 – Rio
05 – If I Loved You
06 – Introductory Announcement
07 – Summertime
08 – Days of Wine and Roses
09 – Introductory Announcement
10 – A Night in Tunisia
11 – Bam Bam Bam

Personnel:
Ray Brown – bass
Gene Harris – piano
Jeff Hamilton – drums

Recorded live at Kan-i Hoken Hall, Tokyo, Japan; December 1988

Quality: eac, flac, cue, log, artwork

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.

Tracklist:
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

Personnel:
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