Jazz bassist Ray Brown studied piano as a kid in Pittsburgh. There were so many pianists that he thought he'd be better off playing bass and that became his main ax. At 20 yrs old he took his bass to New York and got a gig in Dizzy Gillespie's band. Ray Brown's understanding of the blues and bebop made him one of the best loved bassists of all time. Enjoy the best of Ray Brown tonight on the 9 O'clock special.