Ray Bryant Trio

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Ray Bryant's fifth and final album for Pablo (all are quite worthwhile) features his 1980 trio which also includes bassist Jimmy Rowser and drummer Mickey Roker. It is a pity that this excellent session is not yet available on CD for it is a delight for both bebop and small-group swing fans. Bryant stretches out on eight superior jazz standards with the highlights including Lester Young's "D.B. Blues," "One O'Clock Jump," "In Walked Bud" and "My One And Only Love." Actually all eight numbers are quite enjoyable, making this one of Ray Bryant's best trio records.

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