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Ray Matthews Brown
Birth: Oct. 13, 1926
Pittsburgh
Allegheny County
Pennsylvania, USA
Death: Jul. 2, 2002
Indianapolis
Marion County
Indiana, USA

Jazz Musician. A renown jazz bass player, he was an accomplished and highly respected soloist. He defined the role of the bass in popular music and his way of playing set new standards for generation after generation of young bass-players and other jazz muscians. In his more than 50-year long career Brown performed in every important club, on all festivals, in every large concert hall and with every star of jazz including Frank Sinatra, Billy Eckstine, Tony Bennett, Ella Fitzgerald, Sarah Vaughan, Billie Holiday, Charlie Parker, Lester Young, Oscar Peterson, Dizzy Gillepsie, Louis Armstrong, Quincy Jones and many more. He was honored in his lifetime with countless awards including several Grammy Awards(one for his composition "Gravy Waltz"),the All-Stars poll of Playboy Magaazine, the Down Beat Reader's Poll Awards and the Jazz Critic's Poll Awards. Brown was also married to Ella Fitzgerald from 1947 to 1952. At the time of his death he was on tour in the U.S. and still on the heights of his long lasting career, giving concerts and extended world wide tours and recording's until the very end. 
 
Burial:
Forest Lawn Memorial Park (Hollywood Hills)
Los Angeles
Los Angeles County
California, USA
 
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Record added: Sep 21, 2002
Find A Grave Memorial# 6794904
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Because We Never Knew Each Other, I Came To Visit You On Here Today Ray, May You Rest In Eternal Peace.
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