Meant To Be! – Ray Bryant & Fleurine Mehldau

A romantic lyric accompanies the melody of Ray Bryant's bouncy composition, originally titled Chicken An' Dumplins. Lead sheets available in two keys. Full vocal track recorded by Tina May exclusively for plus Minus You practice track without vocals available.

Ray Bryant

December 24, 1931 – June 2, 2011

Following performances in his native Philadelphia with guitarist Tiny Grimes and as house pianist at the Blue Note Club with Charlie Parker, Lester Young, Miles Davis and others, Ray Bryant came to New York in the mid-1950s. His first jazz recording session in New York was with Toots Thielemans (August, 1955) for Columbia Records. That session led to his own trio sessions as well as sessions with vocalist Betty Carter for Epic Records in May and June ("Meet Betty Carter and Ray Bryant"). On August 5, 1955, Ray recorded with Miles Davis, and on December 2, 1955, with Sonny Rollins, both for Prestige Records. Read more...

26 songs available.

Fleurine Mehldau

born on April 3, 1966

Dutch vocalist and lyricist Fleurine has been working in the Netherlands and United States since 1993, creating her own unique niche in the jazz world. Placing her own unconventional spin on jazz songs, Fleurine has written lyrics to compositions by Thelonious Monk, Kenny Dorham, Ray Bryant, Curtis Fuller and Thad Jones which were recorded on her debut album “Meant to Be!” Read more...

3 songs available.