Mon March 23, 2009
BP's Look at the Life of Pianist Ray Bryant
Join WRTI's Bob Perkins on Sunday, March 29th at 1 pm as he takes an in-depth look at the interesting musical life of pianist and composer Ray Bryant. A Philly native, Bryant began his climb to stardom right here in 1951 playing at some of the most happening jazz clubs at that time with greats such as Miles Davis and Charlie Parker. Miles was so impressed with the young pianist that, in 1955, he asked him to record with him in New York City along with other jazz legends.
BP speaks to musicians including Mickey Roker and Dr. Billy Taylor, as well as the man himself, Mr. Ray Bryant. Join us in our fascination with this extremely talented pianist who has mastered so many genres of music.
"Ray Bryant is beautiful; that sound he gets is somewhere between a guitar and a harpsichord." --Art Blakey