Ray (Russell), Carline
- Howard Rye
(b New York, April 21, 1925). Bass player, guitarist, pianist, and singer. Her father played with James Reese Europe’s 369th Infantry Band. She began studies at the Institute of Musical Art in September 1941, first studying piano, and graduated in 1946 (the year in which it was renamed the Juilliard School), majoring in composition. While still there she worked with the double bass player Edna Smith, with whom she started playing guitar. In ...