High Quality Pure Analogue 180g Virgin Vinyl LP!
Audiophile Mastering By Kevin Gray From Original Master Tapes!
No ifs and buts! Ray Charles belongs in every jazz collection. Friends of pure
jazz tend to forget this in the light of his numerous hits in categories such as
gentle ballads, and even country and western songs, and rhythm’n’blues during
the more than 60 years of Charles’ extremely successful (also financially
The producer Neshui Ertegun gathered together a star-studded cast for this
Atlantic Records studio recording. There was David Newman on the tenor sax, Joe
Harris on the drums, and even Oscar Pettiford on the bass. Not forgetting Ray
Charles himself who was an excellent jazz pianist.
The studio was saturated with the blues! A relaxed mood prevailed, just as one
might imagine it. The musicians came to the studio after a concert, they were
completely drained, worn out, exhausted: they had the blues and then they played
Even a standard work such as Gershwin’s "The Man I Love" was turned into an
elegy. Only "Ain’t Misbehavin’", which reminds one more of Earl Hines than Fats
Waller, and "Charlesville" - a fast blues number - were treated to a change of
"The Genius After Hours" is a self-portrait that exhibits the less well-known
talents of this exceptional artist during the second half of the last century.
It makes great listening for all lovers of jazz, soul, blues, rhythm’n’blues,
country and western, pop, funk … You name it, Charles has got it!
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• Audiophile Mastering By Kevin Gray From Original Master Tapes
Ray Charles, piano
David Newman, tenor saxophone
Joe Harris, drums
Oscar Pettiford, bass
1. The Genius After Hours
2. Ain't Misbehavin'
3. Dawn Ray
4. Joy Ride
5. Hornful Soul
6. The Man I Love
8. Music, Music, Music