Plays The complete Little Susie ( Digipack Edition)
Ray Bryant (p), Tommy Bryant (b) & Oliver Jackson (d).
A rarely heard session by the Ray Bryant Trio with his brother Tommy & drummer Oliver Jackson playing compositions by the great jazz pianists masters!
Includes two rare versions of Bryant's composition "Little Susie", which appear here on CD for the first time ever!
Personnel: Ray Bryant (p), Tommy Bryant (b) & Oliver Jackson (d).
2. Wheatleigh Hall
3. Delauney's Dilemma
4. Now's The Time
5. Blue Monk
8. Whisper Not
9. A Hundred Dreams From Now
10. Sneaking Around
11. Bag's Groove
12. Take The "A" Train
13. Little Susie (1*)
14. Little Susie (2*).
#1-4: Recorded in New York, October 29, 1959.
#5-8: Recorded in New York, November 5, 1959.
#9-12: Recorded in New York, November 6, 1959.
#13-14: Recorded in New York, September 21, 1959.
Although Ray and Tommy Bryant played and recorded together on many occasions, the sessions contained on this CD mark the only trio recordings by the brothers with drummer Oliver Jackson. The three of them toured with Coleman Hawkins and Roy Eldridge in 1958 and some of their performances were recorded, but being accompanists to those two great swing giants, their interplay in that context is of a very different character than the one present on these sessions.
The first twelve tracks on this CD were originally issued as "Ray Bryant Plays" (1959), on which he interpreted tunes by other jazz artists. The last two tracks - presented here as "Little Susie" 1 and 2 - are two versions of a Ray Bryant composition dedicated to his daughter Susie. The versions included here, featuring Oliver Jackson, were originally issued as sides A and B of a single disc, and for unknown reasons were presented as "Little Susie -Part 2" and "Little Susie -Part 4". Both tracks appear here on CD for the first time ever!
Total Time: 51:12 mins.