Something In B-Flat – Ray Bryant
Ray Bryant's energetic uptempo swinger, with melody and second parts. Originally recorded by Art Farmer/Benny Golson and used in the Tom Hanks movie "The Terminal" where a jazz fan was stranded in JFK.
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- Recording: Benny Golson - New York Scene
- Recorded on: October 17, 1957
- Label: Contemporary (C 3552)
- Concert Key: B-flat
- Vocal Range: , to
- Style: Swing (uptempo)
- Trumpet - Art Farmer
- Tenor Sax - Benny Golson
- Piano - Wynton Kelly
- Bass - Paul Chambers
- Drums - Charli Persip
Don Sickler: "Ray has written a lot of music over the years, enough so it's hard to keep track of it all. A few years ago I had the pleasure of reminding him of this one, Something In B-Flat. Maybe because he didn't record it himself, he'd almost forgotten about it. But when I told him that this track was used in the Tom Hanks movie ‘The Terminal,’ it immediately got his attention."
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...