Ray Charles

Genius + Soul = Jazz [2021 Reissue]

£39.99
  • Ray Charles - Genius + Soul = Jazz [2021 Reissue]
14th May 2021 / LP / Impulse!
     

Ray Charles

Genius + Soul = Jazz [2021 Reissue]

£39.99

Released: 14th May 2021
This release is available for pre order and has a scheduled release date of 14th May 2021. In the event of any delays we will try to keep this page updated. It is listed at a special discounted pre order price that will revert to full price during the week of release. Please note, If you make a purchase that includes a pre-order item together with an in-stock item in the same order, we will typically hold your box until all items are in stock before we ship. You can read more about our shipping policies here.

Recorded at the Van Gelder Studios in late 1960, 'Genius + Soul = Jazz' was one of the first four albums released on the Impulse! label. It was produced by Creed Taylor and includes hard-blowing arrangements by Quincy Jones and Ralph Burns.

Charles switched from his usual electric piano to a “churchy” sounding Hammond organ and brought in the majority of Count Basie’s band including trumpeters Thad Jones and Joe Newman, tenor saxophonists Billy Mitchell and Frank Wess, guitarist Freddie Green and drummer Sonny Payne.

The record ascended to the No. 4 spot on Billboard's pop album chart and spawned the very first singles on Impulse! helping to put the label on the map.

Jazz pianist Dick Katz wrote in his original liner notes, "The combination here of rare talent plus uncommon craftsmanship has produced a record that showcases the timeless quality an innate taste that is uniquely that of Ray Charles.”

Verve’s 'Acoustic Sounds Series' features transfers from analog tapes and remastered 180-gram vinyl in deluxe gatefold packaging.

Side A
From The Heart 
I’ve Got News For You 
Moanin’ 
Let’s Go 
One Mint Julep 

Side B
I’m Gonna Move To The Outskirts Of Town 
Stompin’ Room Only 
Mister C 
Strike Up The Band 
Birth Of The Blues 

Format /LP
Released /14th May 2021
Catalogue / 3543964
Barcode / 0602435439648
Artist / Ray Charles
Label /Impulse!
Genre / Jazz
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