RAY BROWN Dies At 75|
INDIANAPOLIS, Indiana - Jazz bassist Ray Brown, whose virtuosity provided backbone for such "be-bop" greats as Charlie Parker and Ella Fitzgerald, to whom he also was married, died while on tour, Reuters reported Wednesday.
Brown, 75, died in his sleep Tuesday while taking a nap prior to a scheduled show at the Jazz Kitchen in Indianapolis.
Brown also directed the Monterrey (California) Jazz Festival for two years.
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