Ray Brown


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by Scott Yanow

The second of two duet albums by bassist Ray Brown and pianist Jimmy Rowles, this subtle and delightful CD reissue is the equal of the first. Rowles, who plays some surprising stride on "I'm Gonna Sit Right Down and Write Myself a Letter," shows his sly wit in several spots along with harmonic sophistication. Brown's huge tone is well displayed in the sparse setting. Highlights include "A Sleepin' Bee," "My Ideal" and "Nancy (With the Laughing Face)."

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