Ray Bryant

Jazz pianist and composer Ray Bryant died June 2, 2011. He was a regular at the famed Blue Note Club in <a class="taxInlineTagLink" id="PLGEO100101023010000" title="Philadelphia (Philadelphia, Pennsylvania)" href="/topic/us/pennsylvania/philadelphia-county/philadelphia-%28philadelphia-pennsylvania%29-PLGEO100101023010000.topic">Philadelphia</a> and played with some of the top jazz musicians including <a class="taxInlineTagLink" id="PECLB003372" title="Charlie Parker" href="/topic/entertainment/music/charlie-parker-PECLB003372.topic">Charlie Parker</a>, <a class="taxInlineTagLink" id="PECLB001316" title="Miles Davis" href="/topic/entertainment/music/miles-davis-PECLB001316.topic">Miles Davis</a> and <a class="taxInlineTagLink" id="PECLB003571" title="Sonny Rollins" href="/topic/entertainment/music/sonny-rollins-PECLB003571.topic">Sonny Rollins</a>. Bryant was 79.

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Jazz pianist and composer Ray Bryant died June 2, 2011. He was a regular at the famed Blue Note Club in Philadelphia and played with some of the top jazz musicians including Charlie Parker, Miles Davis and Sonny Rollins. Bryant was 79.

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