Ray Brown Jr., the son of legendary jazz performers Ray Brown and Ella Fitzgerald, is being joined by some of his friends and other artists he has admired to create a truly unique album put out by SRI Jazz with veteran producer Shelly Liebowitz at the helm. All-star guests from the CD have also signed the "Green Piano" used in making the CD, which will then be sold at auction, the proceeds of which will help rebuild eco-friendly homes to musicians affected by Hurricane Katrina.…
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WRHU Bob Collins NY "Jazz Café" Interview with Ray Brown Jr on his latest release, "Friends And Family"
Veteran Jazz DJ Bob Collins, host of WRHU "Jazz Café", recently conducted a warm and engaging interview with Ray Brown Jr. on his latest album, "Friends and Family".
Collins’ insight into this interview explores Brown’s early beginnings, his relationship to his mother, Ella Fitzgerald, and his experience in recording the
Los Angeles, August 6, 2008: On "New Music Tuesday", August 12th; iTunes, the world’s largest music retailer, goes brown when it launches the world premiere of Ray Brown Jr’s new album, "Friends And Family".
The new CD is an all-star duets album with Ray joined by Dionne Warwick, Jane Monheit, James Moody, Dr. John, Freda Payne, Melba Moore, David "Fathead" Newman, Sophie B. Hawkins, Paul Williams, Maria Muldaur, Dr. Lonnie Smith, Terry Gibbs, Sally Kellerman, Dave