Ray Bryant Dies at 79

5 Jun

Pianist Ray Bryant, who had a career that lasted almost sixty years, passed away Thursday, June 2nd at the age of 79 after a long illness.

The great pianist, who backed some of the greatest jazz musicians ever (including Charlie Parker and Miles Davis, and Sonny Rollins), was perhaps best known for playing solo piano.

The uncle of Kevin and Robin Eubanks, Bryant was also a talented composer, with songs to his credit like Cubano Chant.

For more information, see the article in the New York Times.

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