[JPL] Ray & Basie

Ron Gill ron_gill at verizon.net
Wed Aug 30 11:34:58 EDT 2006


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From: Tom Reney <tr at wfcr.org>
Date: 2006/08/30 Wed AM 10:11:34 CDT
To: jazz programmer's list <jazzproglist at jazzweek.com>
Subject: [JPL] Ray & Basie

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Now there's a man who knows his music.
But, does it make the subject matter in this instance
credible?
Ron Gill

Just a quick reminder that Ray recorded his 1959 masterpiece THE GENIUS OF RAY CHARLES with members of the Basie (Joe Newman, Al Grey, Frank Wess, Marshall Royal, Billy Mitchell, Charlie Fowlkes, Freddie Green, Eddie Jones), Ellington (Clark Terry, Quentin Jackson, Paul Gonsalves), and Ray Charles Orchestras, and featuring arrangements by Ernie Wilkins, Quincy Jones, Al Cohn, and Ralph Burns.  Not surprisingly, given the big band ideal of the day, it's got a Basie feel throughout.  



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