Ray Charles – Genius + Soul = Jazz (CLP 1475) (1961)

SAM_0346On Record Store Day, in lieu of retail product, I got this for £2 at the Etchinghill bootfair.

A cart-before-the-horse situation in which brassy (in both senses) arrangements on Charles’ fourth post-Atlantic Lp sometimes overwhelm his performances, as if they were mere vehicles for big band-style horn punctuations, rather than, you know, songs.SAM_0347

Published in: on April 25, 2014 at 9:05 am  Comments (1)  

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  1. This is now available on a double CD with 3 other Ray Charles jazz albums.

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