Saturday, November 12, 2011

Ray Brown/Monty Alexander/Sam Most - A Ray Brown 3 (1997)

Ray Brown/Monty Alexander/Sam Most - A Ray Brown 3 (1997)
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Genre ~ Bop | Label ~ Concord Jazz

Brown took a fresh approach for this 1982 date, retaining the trio format but substituting flute for drums and using Monty Alexander instead of regular pianist Gene Harris. The results were intriguing; Sam Most provided colors and sounds that haven’t been on a Brown date since, while Alexander added some Caribbean flavor and a bit more adventurous sound. ~Allmusic

01. I Wish You Love (6:01)
02. I Can’t Stop Loving You (4:56)
03. Jamento (3:08)
04. Blue Monk (4:40)
05. The Candy Man (4:41)
06. Too Late Now (7:08)
07. You’re My Everything (4:03)
08. There is No Greater Love (3:07)

Ray Brown – bass
Monty Alexander – piano
Sam Most – flute

Produced by Carl E. Jefferson
Recorded at Coast Recorders, San Francisco, CA; February 25, 1982
Recording & Mix Engineer: Phil Edwards
Mixed at PER, San Francisco, CA
Remastered by George Horn
Original art direction by Dick Hendler, adapted for CD reissue by Robert Walston
Cover photography by Patrick Lyons
Reissue coordinated by Michael Hoaglin, Jr.
Liner notes by Neil Tesser