A lot of folks forget that Ray Charles was a killer jazz-blues pianist and a better bluesman than most people know, a pianist at home in the hard bop context. This all instrumental set focuses on his jazz piano style with a heavy dose of the blues! There is opener "The Ray" composed by Quincy Jones, "Doodlin'" by Horace Silver and also "Sweet Sixteen Bars" composed by Charles himself. On "Ain't Misbehavin'" there's a heavenly slow sax tune by Ray's regular sax man at the time, David "Fathead" Newman. Of course Ray Charles is an unusual jazz pianist but in these tracks you can find the melancholy, the spirit, the soul and also the irony by this great artist. A genius!
A lot of folks forget that Ray Charles was a killer jazz-blues pianist and a better bluesman than most people know, a pianist at home in the hard bop context. This all instrumental set focuses on his jazz piano style with a heavy dose of the blues! There is opener "The Ray" composed by Quincy Jones, "Doodlin'" by Horace Silver and also "Sweet Sixteen Bars" composed by Charles himself. On "Ain't Misbehavin'" there's a heavenly slow sax tune by Ray's regular sax man at the time, David "Fathead" Newman. Of course Ray Charles is an unusual jazz pianist but in these tracks you can find the melancholy, the spirit, the soul and also the irony by this great artist. A genius!
8719039005093

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Format: CD
Label: FCYS
Rel. Date: 07/12/2019
UPC: 8719039005093

The Great / The Genius After Hours
Artist: Ray Charles
Format: CD
New: Available $11.99
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Available Formats and Editions

DISC: 1

1. The Ray
2. My Melancholy Baby
3. Black Coffee
4. There's No You
5. Doodlin'
6. Sweet Sixteen Bars
7. I Surrender Dear
8. Undecided
9. The Genius After Hours 1
10. Ain't Misbehavin' 1
11. Dawn Ray 1
12. Joy Ride 1
13. Hornful Soul 1
14. The Man I Love 1
15. Charlesville 1
16. Music, Music, Music

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A lot of folks forget that Ray Charles was a killer jazz-blues pianist and a better bluesman than most people know, a pianist at home in the hard bop context. This all instrumental set focuses on his jazz piano style with a heavy dose of the blues! There is opener "The Ray" composed by Quincy Jones, "Doodlin'" by Horace Silver and also "Sweet Sixteen Bars" composed by Charles himself. On "Ain't Misbehavin'" there's a heavenly slow sax tune by Ray's regular sax man at the time, David "Fathead" Newman. Of course Ray Charles is an unusual jazz pianist but in these tracks you can find the melancholy, the spirit, the soul and also the irony by this great artist. A genius!