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  Ray Brown Trio - Soular Energy
  "Soular Energy"

Ray Brown Trio
Track listing:
  1. Exactly Like You
2. Cry Me A River
3. Teach Me Tonight
4. Take The 'A' Train
5. Mistreated But Undefeated Blues
6. That's All
7. Easy Does It
8. Sweet Georgia Brown
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Reviews: 3

Review by Croc December 21, 2005 (1 of 1 found this review helpful)
Performance:   Sonics:
very good music.
great performance.
top sound.
this is 1984 recording so it sounds diffrently from all those 1950's reissues.

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Review by JW May 16, 2003 (1 of 2 found this review helpful)
Performance:   Sonics:
"There are some tunes that no matter how many times you've played them, they always make you feel good", says Ray Brown in the liner notes. And those words sum up the entire album for me. It's full of standards, mainstream jazz, and it never fails to make you feel good. 'Mistreated But Undefeated Blues' is the only Brown tune, an upbeat number written a day before the recording session. On this track the trio get help from saxophonist Red Halloway and guitarist Emily Remler.

The group slowed down "Take The 'A' Train" to a ballad which was the first time I have heard this song played this way. Gene Harris' soulful and swinging piano playing ("funky painistics") really carries this tune. The good news is that his playing is like that throughout the album. I dare you to try and keep your feet still if you can...

The reason I don't comment on Ray Brown's bass playing is simple....what is there to say, the man is one of the all time greats, and I often call him the Oscar Peterson of the bass due to his light and melodic touch.

Soundwise Groove Note have delivered another winner. I give it a three to four star and not a five because I have heard SACD's that sound even better, especially in the treble region, which is a a ittle hard here.


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Review by DeSelby February 19, 2005 (0 of 6 found this review helpful)
stereo sonics: perfect sound

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