Sunday, January 11, 2015

Ray Bryant - Alone with the Blues

Ray Bryant's first solo piano album is rightfully considered a classic. Bryant, at the time thought of as a young modern traditionalist, has always felt perfectly at home playing the blues. He performs five original and diverse blues on this set along with "Lover Man" and "Rockin' Chair," showing that he really never needed a bassist or a drummer to sound like a complete band. This Prestige album was reissued in the Original Jazz Classics but thus far only as an LP ; highly recommended in any case.
Scotte Yanow

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Ray Bryant
Alone with the Blues


1 Blues, n° 3 (Bryant)  7:15
2 Joy (Blues, n° 2) (Bryant)  3:59
3 Lover Man (Davis, Davis, Ramirez, Sherman)  3:52
4 Me and the Blues (Blues n° 1) (Bryant)  5:00
5 My Blues (Blues, n° 5) (Bryant)  7:40
6 Rockin' Chair (Carmichael)  5:16
7 Stocking Feet (Bryant)  4:47


Ray Bryant - p solo

Recorded in Hackensack, New Jersey ; December 19, 1958


Melanchthon said...

Terry said...

Thanks Mel for this wonderful Ray Bryant CD.

anon'n'on said...

looking forward to hearing this,thanks

kristophermc28 said...

Many thanks for this one Mel.

Jazzsoulman said...

Thank You

jazzcat1228 said...

I've never had the opportunity to hear this album. It is supposed to be a classic. Thank you for making it possible for me to hear it, Mel.

Ing. Ricardo Jose said...

this is suppose to have the song: Angel Eyes

as seen here: and other sources

what i'm missing ?


Siphonophoros said...

A re-up would be very sweet. Thanks for this great blog!

Anonymous said...

I understand Siphonophoros' praise, Dear MM.