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Bryant, Ray, 1931-2011

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Personal name headingBryant, Ray, 1931-2011
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Variant(s)Bryant, Raphael, 1931-2011
See alsoCorporate body: Dizzy Gillespie Octet
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Biography/History noteIndividual was an American Jazz Hall of Fame inductee.
Birth date1931-12-24
Death date2011-06-02
Place of birthPhiladelphia (Pa.)
Place of deathNew York (N.Y.)
Field of activityJazz
AffiliationRay Bryant Trio
Columbia Records, Inc.
Montreux Jazz Festival
Profession or occupationPianists
Found inRollins, S. On impulse [SR] c1986: insert (Ray Bryant, piano)
New Grove dict. of jazz (Bryant, Ray [Raphael], b. Philadelphia, 12-24-1931; pianist & composer, brother of Tommy Bryant)
New York times WWW site, June 6, 2011 (in obituary published June 3: Ray Bryant; b. Raphael Homer Bryant, Dec. 24, 1931, Philadelphia; d. Thursday [June 2, 2011], New York Hospital Queens, aged 79; jazz pianist whose sensitivity and easy authority made him a busy accompanist and a successful solo artist, beginning in the mid-1950s)
African American National Biography, accessed July 06, 2015, via Oxford African American Studies Center database: (Bryant, Ray; Raphael Homer Bryant; pianist; born 24 December 1931 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States; graduated from Central High School; toured with the guitarist Tiny Grimes (1948-1949); the house pianist at one of the most famous modern jazz clubs in the country, the Blue Note (1953-1956); accompanied the singer Carmen McRae and recorded two albums with the drummer Specs Wright and the bassist Ike Isaacs (1956-1957); first record as a leader with his Ray Bryant Trio, for Prestige (1957); the composition "Little Susie" became a hit (1960); accompanied Aretha Franklin on her first album for Columbia Records (1960); appeared and recorded at festivals around the world, including the Montreux Jazz Festival, the Montreal Jazz Fest, the JVC festival, and a Solo Live in Tokyo (1995); was inducted into the American Jazz Hall of Fame (1999); died 02 June 2011 in New York)