Tuesday, April 19, 2011

Upcoming: Henry Butler curates Ray Charles @ Jazz Stnadard


Curated by Henry Butler
performer name

  • Henry Butler - piano/vocals
    Vincent Herring - alto saxophone
    Cocoran Holt - bass
    Ali Jackson - drums

Sunday, Apr 24, 2011 9:30 PM

Genius + Soul = Jazz placed Ray Charles at the head of the Count Basie Orchestra with cornetist Thad Jones, guitarist Freddie Green, and saxophonists Billy Mitchell and Frank Wess all on board for the date. Charles played Hammond B-3 organ on this mostly–instrumental set, vocalizing only on two blues numbers, “I’ve Got News for You” and “I’m Gonna Move to the Outskirts of Town.” Ray’s Latin–soul rendition of “One Mint Julep” (arranged by Quincy Jones) reached Number One R&B/Number Eight Pop – the biggest hit single ever to bear the Impulse! logo. Closing out the incredible 5-night run of Impulse! music, the great blues and jazz pianist/vocalist from New Orleans, Henry Butler, will bring down the house with 2 sets of rousing music celebrating “Brother Ray!”

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