Eminent jazz bass player. He started his career in the 40s as founding member of Dizzy Gillespie / Charlie Parker Quintet. Later he became musical director and husband of Ella Fitzgerald and manager of Quincy Jones. For 16 years he was member of the Oscar Peterson Trio and regular bassist on Norman Grantz's "Jazz at the Philharmonic" tours. Ray Brown could be heard playing the bass on over 2000 recordings, which makes him one of the most recorded artists in music history.
He passed away, 75 years old, in a hotel in Indianapolis on the 2nd of July 2002.