June 5, 2011

Jazz News: Pianist Ray Bryant Has Died

Ray Bryant, a pianist adept at playing jazz and the blues, died on Thursday at the age of 79. The New York Times published his obituary.

Ray Bryant, Jazz Pianist, Dies at 79
By Nate Chinen

Ray Bryant, a jazz pianist whose sensitivity and easy authority made him a busy accompanist and a successful solo artist, beginning in the mid-1950s, died on Thursday. He was 79. More...

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