Ray Charles was best known for his work in the idioms of R&B, rock 'n' roll and even successful forays into country. But he also recorded influential jazz albums, including the groundbreaking Genius + Soul = Jazz originally released in 1961. Recorded at the Van Gelder Studios in late 1960, the album was produced by Creed Taylor and includes arrangements by Quincy Jones and Ralph Burns. Charles played the organ with three vocals ("I've Got News For You," "I'm Gonna Move To The Outskirts Of Town" and "One Mint Julep") and his band included members of the Count Basie Orchestra. Following its release, the record ascended to the No.4 spot on Billboard's pop album chart.