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Ray Brown

Postby harleyyy » Sun Feb 26, 2006 9:45 pm

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Postby Armybass » Wed Mar 01, 2006 6:29 pm

Saluting the General of Bass here in VA.

Thanks Ray.

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Postby kennans » Tue Mar 07, 2006 10:08 am

Way, way back in High School, at a jazz festival in SoCal that we travelled to, I had the HUGE priveledge of attending a clinic with the man himself. While he didn't have anything nice to say about the electric bass guitar, he did teach me two things that I cling to to this day, because they were simple yet brilliant 'guideposts' to bass playing.

Number One; You don't really know a tune until you can play it in any key.

Number Two; Chances are that no one will know you made a mistake, unless you make the "Mistake Face".
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Postby harleyyy » Tue Mar 07, 2006 11:53 am

Good stuff Kennan. [smilie=cool-smiley-030.gif]
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Postby ReneGiust » Tue Mar 07, 2006 12:35 pm

As of right now I'm adopting #2.

(I just don't have the time, focus or drive for #1...LOL.)
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Postby Mike Childree » Tue Mar 07, 2006 6:08 pm

In that photo up top, Ray looks like he's making the "YOUR mistake face"
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Postby Simpleman » Tue Mar 07, 2006 10:30 pm

Mike Childree wrote:In that photo up top, Ray looks like he's making the "YOUR mistake face"


Or Herb Ellis(seen him live twice know what I speak) is giving him grief..... [smilie=icon_mrgreen.gif]
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Postby oogie boogie » Thu Jul 13, 2006 10:34 am

Dropping to one knee and doffing my cap and bowing in respect to a true Master.
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Postby Monkeyboy » Thu Jul 13, 2006 10:43 am

Passed on the oppurtunity to see him at Yoshi's in Oakland back in college lessons with Steve era. Steve was going to slash my fee for lessons so I could go. Forgot why I didn't. One of the few things I TRULY regret!

Some of my fellow college students went from the jazz program and were floored by him. They were also shocked I was there!

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He's one of the "MEN" in pass playing. A true master, natural performer and an inspiration to any who pick up a bass. Electric or Upright!

I think it was Ray who said, "If you want to get paid, start walking"
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Postby fdmundo » Wed Jul 26, 2006 10:18 pm

I always say that Ray taught me to walk.
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Re: Ray Brown

Postby ghiadub » Fri Dec 11, 2009 11:50 am

This man needs a bump. Check out this treasure; Ray Critiques a few students, its a ten part series:

www.youtube.com Video from : www.youtube.com
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Re: Ray Brown

Postby Rob Francis » Fri Dec 11, 2009 7:26 pm

Those sessions just warped 45 minutes for me. What an incredible talent.
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Re: Ray Brown

Postby 4strung61 » Mon Oct 03, 2011 10:33 am

Ray Brown is the biggest influence for me. I never met the man God rest his soul. But my music instructor worked with ray in the hollywood studios for 40 years and recorded together on many albums and motion picture scores. Everything he taught me was in the style of Ray Brown in the recording studio from reading writing and playing. [smilie=music-smiley-008.gif]
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Re: Ray Brown

Postby 4strung61 » Mon Oct 03, 2011 10:41 am

ghiadub wrote:This man needs a bump. Check out this treasure; Ray Critiques a few students, its a ten part series:

www.youtube.com Video from : www.youtube.com


Another excellent performance. Notice the " Ray brown edge"? He is one of the few who can do it and get away with it. So good they named it after him. If you never heard of the Ray Brown Edge, it is his ability to stay slightly ahead of the beat.
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Re: Ray Brown

Postby Cheap Bass Tard » Mon Oct 03, 2011 2:01 pm

Every Christmas season, I bust out "Christmas with the Ray Brown Trio".

Great, great album.
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