In Antibes 1961 / Ray Charles
Francis, André; Charles, Ray; Adams, Joe
Produced by Joël Dufour, the greatest expert on the work of “The Genius” — aka Ray Charles — this set brings together for the first time the complete live concert that Ray performed in Antibes/Juan-les-Pins in July 1961. It was Ray Charles’ first booking outside the USA — a cult concert — and it was destined to be the first in a lengthy series that created the long-lasting respect reserved for the artist by audiences in France. When compiling this set, Joël Dufour chose to include a large number of bonus tracks and previously unreleased material — notably demonstrating that Ray, already a great keyboard player, was also a fantastic accompanist. This 4-album release a must-have item for every “Brother Ray” fan.