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Ray Brown, Monty Alexander, Russell Malone • Ray Brown, Monty Alexander, Russell Malone



By DAVE NATHAN
Ray Brown, Monty Alexander, Russell Malone: Ray Brown, Monty Alexander, Russell Malone
At the risk of being cloying and maudlin, one knows that all good things must come to an end. But you don't have to like it. This his final coda, a two CD-set for Telarc, is the last known recording of one of the most prolific, rewarding (especially for his legions of listeners) and successful in jazz history. Reading Ray Brown's discography is about the same as reading the history of recorded jazz. To try and select one or even two handfuls of the "best of Ray Brown" would not only be patronizing, but an exercise in futility and not especially productive. It's fitting that one of the participants on this final session is Monty Alexander, with whom Brown started gigging way back in the 1970's and they have been going steady ever since. Malone, on the other hand, is a relative newcomer to the Brown circle, but has worked himself in very comfortably, thank you. This album is a happy, amiable, good natured get together including some examples of Brown as a pioneer in bop bass. But most of all it highlights his roots as a swinging jazz man. The bassist really believes that jazz had to move in order to make sure it was not taking itself too seriously. This was happy music, not the solemn, sad and smooth stuff being produced by too many contemporary artists. To say that he will be missed is a meaningless, gratuitous understatement. The key is to retain enough of his spirit to assure that the music remains healthy and on course. This fine release by Telarc will surely help in that regard.
There are a number of decent, but not outstanding, Brown sites on web. One of he better Brown bios can be found at Telarc (https://concord.com/artist/ray-brown/).
https://www.allaboutjazz.com/ray-brown-monty-alexander-russell-malone-ray-brown-telarc-records-review-by-dave-nathan.php

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Por DAVE NATHAN
Ray Brown, Monty Alexander, Russell Malone: Ray Brown, Monty Alexander, Russell Malone
A riesgo de ser empalagoso y sensiblero, uno sabe que todas las cosas buenas deben llegar a su fin. Pero no tiene que gustarte. Esta es su última coda, dos CD-set para Telarc, es la última grabación conocida de una de las más prolíficas, gratificantes (especialmente para sus legiones de oyentes) y exitosas en la historia del jazz. Leer la discografía de Ray Brown es casi lo mismo que leer la historia del jazz grabado. Tratar de seleccionar uno o incluso dos puñados de lo "mejor de Ray Brown" no sólo sería condescendiente, sino un ejercicio inútil y no especialmente productivo. Es apropiado que uno de los participantes en esta sesión final sea Monty Alexander, con quien Brown empezó a tocar en los 70's y desde entonces han estado saliendo juntos. Malone, por otro lado, es un recién llegado al círculo de Brown, pero ha trabajado muy cómodamente, gracias. Este álbum es un encuentro alegre, amigable y de buen carácter que incluye algunos ejemplos de Brown como pionero en el bop bass. Pero sobre todo destaca sus raíces como un hombre de jazz. El bajista realmente cree que el jazz tuvo que moverse para asegurarse de que no se tomara a sí mismo demasiado en serio. Se trataba de una música alegre, no de una música solemne, triste y suave producida por demasiados artistas contemporáneos. Decir que se le echará de menos es una subestimación gratuita y sin sentido. La clave es retener lo suficiente de su espíritu para asegurar que la música se mantenga saludable y en curso. Esta excelente publicación de Telarc seguramente ayudará en ese sentido.
Hay una serie de sitios web decentes, pero no sobresalientes, de Brown. Una de las mejores biografías de Brown se puede encontrar en Telarc (https://concord.com/artist/ray-brown/).
https://www.allaboutjazz.com/ray-brown-monty-alexander-russell-malone-ray-brown-telarc-records-review-by-dave-nathan.php


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Tracks:
01. Django (J. Lewis) (4:53)
02. Fly Me to the Moon (B. Howard) (8:08)
03. Blues for Junior (R. Brown) (6:12)
04. Honeysuckle Rose (F. Waller - A. Razaf) (5:19)
05. Compassion (M. Jackson) (5:09)
06. Dexter's Dex (D. Gordon) (3:55)
07. I Just Can't See for Looking (N. Robinson - D. Stanford) (7:47)
08. One for Hamp (R. Brown) (3:39)
09. Don't Go (M. Alexander) (5:03)
10. Look Who's Here (R.Malone) (3:58)
11. You Can See (M. Alexander) (5:25)

Recorded at Avatar Studios, Studio C, New York City, March 5-7, 2002

Musicians:
Ray Brown - bass
Monty Alexander - piano
Russell Malone - guitar




Recorded March 5-7, 2002
Total Time: 59:26
























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