Ray Bryant

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Raphael Bryant, 24 December 1931, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA. Coming from a musical family gave Bryant an advantage - his mother played piano and his sister sang in a gospel choir. He started on bass, but passed it to his older brother Tom, in order to play piano. The Bryant Brothers became the house band for Philadelphia’s Blue Note Club, where they played with Charlie Parker and Miles Davis. It was these contacts that led to recordings in the mid-50s with Davis, Sonny Rollins and as... Read more

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jazz
piano
jazz piano
funk
bebop
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