Ray Brown Trio – Summer Wind Live at The Loa (2003) MCH SACD ISO + Hi-Res FLAC

Ray Brown Trio – Summer Wind Live at The Loa
SACD ISO (2.0/MCH): 3,52 GB | 24B/88,2kHz Stereo FLAC: 1,05 GB | Full Artwork
Label/Cat#: Concord Jazz # SACS-1027-6 | Country/Year: US 2003 | 3% Recovery Info
Genre: Jazz | Style: Classic Jazz

Ray Brown has many great contributions to jazz as a leader and a sideman, but one additional way in which he helped jazz was his encouraging Gene Harris to give up his early retirement and go back out on the road. The pianist was a part of Brown’s groups for several years before he formed a working quartet and became a leader for good once again. This 1988 concert at a since-defunct Santa Monica night club (co-owned by Brown) finds the two, along with drummer Jeff Hamilton, at the top of their game. A phone ringing in the background distracts momentarily from Brown’s opening solo in his composition “The Real Blues,” during which Harris repeats a bluesy tremolo, which may be an inside joke about the early distraction. Harris take a blues-drenched approach to “Mona Lisa” before giving way to the leader’s solo, while his lyrical approach to “Can’t Help Lovin’ Dat Man” is shimmering. Hamilton’s soft brushes are prominent in “Little Darlin’,” but his explosive playing provides a powerful pulse to the very unusual strutting take of “It Don’t Mean a Thing.” This extremely satisfying CD is warmly recommended. 4/5 ~~AllMusic Review by Ken Dryden

SACD Info:

Ray Brown Trio – Summer Wind Live at The Loa

Label: Concord Jazz
Catalog#: SACS-1027-6
Format: Hybrid-SACD, Album, Stereo, Multichannel
Country: US
Released: 2003
Genre: Jazz
Style: Classic Jazz


1. Summer Wind 5:17
2. The Real Blues 7:50
3. Li’l Darlin’ 8:27
4. It Don’t Mean A Thing If It Ain’t Got That Swing 6:54
5. Mona Lisa 5:39
6. Buhaina Buhaina 5:52
7. Can’t Help Lovin’ Dat Man 9:18
8. Bluesology 4:40


Ray Brown, bass;
Gene Harris, piano;
Jeff Hamilton, drums.







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