Wikipedia : This day (July 2, 2002), in Indianapolis, Indiana, died Ray Brown, an American jazz double bassist,
@Hardbop : After leaving Peterson’s trio in 1966 Brown settled on the West Coast, where he became active as a freelance and studio musician, recording frequently for the Concord label; he made two albums of duos with Jimmie Rowles and at least nine albums with the L.A. Four.
@allmusic : The huge and comfortable sound of Brown’s bass was a welcome feature on bop-oriented sessions for over a half-century. He played locally in his native Pittsburgh in his early days.
@last.fm : Arriving in New York at the age of twenty, he met up with Hank Jones, with whom he had previously worked, and was introduced to Dizzy Gillespie, who was looking for a bass player. Gillespie hired Brown on the spot and he soon played with such established musicians as Art Tatum and Charlie Parker.
Video : Black Orpheus (2001) . Ray’S New Funk (2000) . Blue Monk . Summertime . w/ John Clayton – Five O’Clock Whistle (1994) . Documentary . w/ Oscar Peterson – Live In Montreux (1977) . w/ Oscar Peterson Trio – Live In Italy (1961) .