Ronnell Bright’s passing last week was so sad. Even in my business, where I’m interviewing top artists each week, Ronnell was special. Today, I want to share Ronnell’s playing with you in 10 clips: Here’s Ronnell on piano accompanying Nancy Wilson on What Kind of Fool Am I, from TV’s Burke’s Law in 1965… Here’s Ronnell accompanying Sarah Vaughan in Amsterdam in 1958 on Over the Rainbow, They All Laughed, Lover Man, Cherokee and Sometimes I’m Happy… Here’s Ronnell and Sassy in Stockholm in 1958… Here’s Sassy with Ronnell on piano and the Count Basie band (minus Basie) on Moonlight in Vermont, perhaps the finest version of this song… Here’s Ronnell and Sassy on Quincy Jones’s arrangement of Erroll Garner’s Misty… Here’s Gone With the Wind… Here’s Ronnell and Coleman Hawkins on Speak Low from The Hawk Relaxes… Here’s Ronnell with organist Shirley Scott on Chapped Chops… Here’s Ronnell with Supersax on Star Eyes… And here’s Ronnell with Lorez Alexandria singing his song Sweet Pumpkin… …

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