RAY BRYANT

Bop / Soul Jazz / Pop/Art Song/Folk / Blues • United States
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Blues and gospel driven jazz pianist whose soulful compositions found fame from the 1960s on.

Although he could always play bop, Ray Bryant's playing combined together older elements (including blues, boogie-woogie, gospel, and even stride) into a distinctive, soulful, and swinging style; no one played "After Hours" quite like him. The younger brother of bassist Tommy Bryant and the uncle of Kevin and Robin Eubanks (his sister is their mother), Bryant started his career playing with Tiny Grimes in the late '40s. He became the house pianist at The Blue Note in Philadelphia in 1953, where he backed classic jazz greats (including Charlie Parker, Miles Davis, and Lester Young) and made important contacts. He accompanied Carmen McRae (1956-1957), recorded with Coleman Hawkins and Roy Eldridge at the 1957 Newport Jazz Festival (taking a brilliant solo on an exciting version of "I Can't Believe That You're in Love with Me"), and
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RAY BRYANT The Ray Bryant Piano album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
The Ray Bryant Piano
Bop 1955
RAY BRYANT Ray Bryant Trio album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Ray Bryant Trio
Bop 1956
RAY BRYANT Piano Piano Piano Piano... album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Piano Piano Piano Piano...
Bop 1957
RAY BRYANT Alone With the Blues album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Alone With the Blues
Bop 1959
RAY BRYANT Madison Time album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Madison Time
Bop 1960
RAY BRYANT Little Susie album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Little Susie
Bop 1960
RAY BRYANT Plays (aka Now's The Time) album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Plays (aka Now's The Time)
Bop 1960
RAY BRYANT Con Alma album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Con Alma
Bop 1961
RAY BRYANT Madison album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Madison
Bop 1961
RAY BRYANT Dancing The Big Twist album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Dancing The Big Twist
Bop 1961
RAY BRYANT Hollywood Jazz Beat album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Hollywood Jazz Beat
Bop 1962
RAY BRYANT Groove House album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Groove House
Bop 1963
RAY BRYANT Soul album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Soul
Soul Jazz 1965
RAY BRYANT Music Minus One Volume 5 album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Music Minus One Volume 5
Bop 1965
RAY BRYANT Lonesome Traveler album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Lonesome Traveler
Soul Jazz 1966
RAY BRYANT Gotta Travel On album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Gotta Travel On
Soul Jazz 1966
RAY BRYANT Slow Freight album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Slow Freight
Soul Jazz 1967
RAY BRYANT Take a Bryant Step album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Take a Bryant Step
Pop/Art Song/Folk 1967
RAY BRYANT Up Above the Rock album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Up Above the Rock
Soul Jazz 1968
RAY BRYANT Sound Ray album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Sound Ray
Soul Jazz 1969
RAY BRYANT MCMLXX album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
MCMLXX
Soul Jazz 1970
RAY BRYANT In the Cut album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
In the Cut
Soul Jazz 1974
RAY BRYANT Here's Ray Bryant album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Here's Ray Bryant
Bop 1976
RAY BRYANT Solo Flight album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Solo Flight
Bop 1977
RAY BRYANT All Blues album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
All Blues
Soul Jazz 1978
RAY BRYANT Hot Turkey (aka I Giganti Del Jazz Vol. 89 ) album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Hot Turkey (aka I Giganti Del Jazz Vol. 89 )
Bop 1981
RAY BRYANT Potpourri album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Potpourri
Pop/Art Song/Folk 1981
RAY BRYANT Trio Today album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Trio Today
Bop 1987
RAY BRYANT Plays Basie And Ellington album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Plays Basie And Ellington
Bop 1987
RAY BRYANT Golden Earrings album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Golden Earrings
Soul Jazz 1988
RAY BRYANT Blue Moods album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Blue Moods
Bop 1989
RAY BRYANT Through The Years, Vol. 1 album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Through The Years, Vol. 1
Bop 1992
RAY BRYANT Through the Years: The 60th Birthday Special Recording Vol. 2 album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Through the Years: The 60th Birthday Special Recording Vol. 2
Bop 1992
RAY BRYANT No Problem album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
No Problem
Bop 1994
RAY BRYANT Ray Bryant Meets Ray Brown + 1 Double RB album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Ray Bryant Meets Ray Brown + 1 Double RB
Bop 1995
RAY BRYANT Ray's Tribute to His Jazz Piano Friends album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Ray's Tribute to His Jazz Piano Friends
Bop 1998
RAY BRYANT Play The Blues album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Play The Blues
Blues 2013

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RAY BRYANT live albums

RAY BRYANT Live at Basin Street album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Live at Basin Street
Bop 1964
RAY BRYANT Cold Turkey album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Cold Turkey
Bop 1964
RAY BRYANT Touch album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Touch
Bop 1967
RAY BRYANT Alone at Montreux album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Alone at Montreux
Bop 1972
RAY BRYANT Montreux '77 album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Montreux '77
Bop 1989
RAY BRYANT All Mine ... And Yours album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
All Mine ... And Yours
Bop 1990
RAY BRYANT Plays Blues and Ballads album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Plays Blues and Ballads
Bop 1991
RAY BRYANT Solo Live In Tokyo - Plays Blues And Boogie album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Solo Live In Tokyo - Plays Blues And Boogie
Bop 1995
RAY BRYANT Inimitable album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Inimitable
Bop 1999
RAY BRYANT Somewhere in France album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Somewhere in France
Bop 2000
RAY BRYANT North Of The Border album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
North Of The Border
Bop 2001
RAY BRYANT In the Back Room album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
In the Back Room
Bop 2008

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RAY BRYANT re-issues & compilations

RAY BRYANT It Was A Very Good Year album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
It Was A Very Good Year
Bop 1973
RAY BRYANT Me And The Blues album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Me And The Blues
Bop 1974
RAY BRYANT The Best Of album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
The Best Of
Bop 1980
RAY BRYANT Standards album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Standards
Bop 1992
RAY BRYANT Hot Turkey (The Definitive Black & Blue Sessions) album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Hot Turkey (The Definitive Black & Blue Sessions)
Bop 2002
RAY BRYANT Plays The Complete Little Susie album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Plays The Complete Little Susie
Bop 2007
RAY BRYANT Con Alma & Little Susie album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Con Alma & Little Susie
Bop 2012

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