Posted on June 5, 2011 at 1:48am
New York Times
Ray Bryant, Jazz Pianist, Dies at 79
By NATE CHINEN
Published: June 3, 2011
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 6/2/2011. He was 79.
His wife of 20 years, Claude Bryant, said he died at New York Hospital Queens after a long illness. He lived in Jackson Heights, Queens.
Mr. Bryant had a firm touch and an unshakable… Continue