Philadelphia Bound – Ray Bryant

A driving blues head with an old fashioned sensibility. Philadelphia Bound requires a lot of stamina and strength to play it at the original lightning pace! Ray's solo piano arrangement, an MP3 of Kenny Drew, Jr. playing it plus Jo Jones drum transcription 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...

40 songs available.