Ray Charles: Genius + Soul = Jazz

Album cover art for upc 888072316690
Catalog: CRE31669
Format: CD

Ray Charles: organ and vocals
with: Bobby Bryant and Blue Mitchell, trumpet; Glen Childress, trombone; Andy Ennis, Albert McQueen and Clifford Scott, saxophone; and Ben Martin, guitar Roy Haynes, drums; and more...
arranged by: Quincy Jones, Alf Clausen, Teddy Edwards, Jimmy Heath and Roger Neumann

Disc 1: 1. From the Heart 2. I've Got News for You 3. Moanin' 4. Let's Go 5. One Mint Julep 6. I'm Gonna Move to the Outskirts of Town 7. Stompin' Room Only 8. Mister C. 9. Strike Up the Band 10. Birth of the Blues 11. Golden Boy 12. Booty Butt 13. This Here 14. I Remember Clifford 15. Sidewinder 16. Bluesette 17. Pas-Se-O-Ne Blues 18. Zig Zag 19. Angel City 20. Senor Blues
Disc 2: 1. Our Suite 2. A Pair Of Threes 3. Morning Of Carnival 4. Going Home 5. Kids Are Pretty People 6. Togetherness 7. Brazilian Skies 8. I'm Gonna Go Fishin' 9. For Her 10. Sister Sadie 11. 3/4 Of The Time 12. Ray Minor Ray 13. Samba De Elencia 14. Metamorphosis 15. Nothing Wrong 16. Project "S" 17. Misty

Ray Charles was best known for his work in the idioms of R&B, rock ā€™nā€™ roll and even successful forays into country. But he also recorded influential jazz albums, including the groundbreaking Genius + Soul = Jazz originally released in 1961, and continuing into the ā€™70s with My Kind of Jazz, Jazz Number II and My Kind of Jazz Part 3.
Ray performs rendition of many famous tunes on these recordings: Benny Golson's "I Remember Clifford", Lee Morgan's "Sidewinder", Horace Silver's "Senor Blues", and more than holds his own with any organ players of the time. Notable is Bobby Timmon's tune "Moanin'". This version almost equals the original Jazz Messengers' recording but lacks only the incendiary trumpet of Lee Morgan. There are two vocal versions on the first disc, "I've Got News for You" and "I'm Gonna Move to the Outskirts of Town," which remind any listener that there is no singer with such a soulful voice in any genre. This disc is a must have for any fan!!!