Genius + Soul Jazz is a 1961 album by Ray Charles featuring big band arrangements by Quincy Jones and Ralph Burns. Charles is accompanied by two groups drawn from members of The Count Basie Band and from the ranks of top New York session players. It was recorded at the Rudy Van Gelder Studio in two sessions on December 26 and 27, 1960 and originally released on the Impulse! label as Impulse! A–2.
One of the best early-'60s examples of soul-jazz crossover, this record, like several of his dates from the period, featured big-band arrangements (played by the Count Basie band). This fared better than some of Charles' similar outings, however, if only because it muted some of his straight pop aspirations in favor of some pretty mean and lean, the-matter B-3 Hammond organ licks. Most of the album is instrumental and swings vivaciously, although Charles does take a couple of vocals with "I'm Gonna Move to the Outskirts of Town" and "I've.
Vocals, Organ – Ray Charles. Unlike Genius + Soul Jazz this STEREO version here has both numbers Mono A-2 AND Stereo AS-2 in the Impulse! logo inside gatefold. Genius + Soul Jazz has A-2 STEREO on the inside and STEREO A-2 on the outside only. Recorded in December 26th and 27th, 1960. Also released as Genius + Soul Jazz in mono. Other Versions (5 of 48) View All. Cat.
Genius + Soul Jazz is a jazz related rnb music boxset, compilation recording by RAY CHARLES released in 1961 on CD, LP/Vinyl and/or cassette. Genius + Soul Jazz (used) Dcc Compact Classics 1990. Ray Charles: Genius + Soul Jazz Impulse. Genius + Soul Jazz (used) by Ray Charles Dcc Compact Classics. Genious + Soul Jazz + The Genius Of Ray Charles Masterworks Singles 2016.
Genius + Soul Jazz. This album has an average beat per minute of 112 BPM (slowest/fastest tempos: 62/148 BPM). See its BPM profile at the bottom of the page. Tracklist Genius + Soul Jazz. BPM Profile Genius + Soul Jazz. Album starts at 114BPM, ends at 136BPM (+22), with tempos within the -BPM range. Try refreshing the page if dots are missing). Recent albums by Ray Charles. Ray Sings, Basie Swings. Genius & Friends. Genius Loves Company. Thanks for Bringing Love Around Again.
If Ray Charles plus the Basie band (plus arrangements by Quincy Jones and Ralph Burns) sounds like it would make for a remarkably swinging affair, the results do not disappoint. Charles could hold his own with any of the day's top jazz organists and each of the two ensembles is in fine, full-throttle form. Among the highlights is an incredibly hip version of the Clovers' 1952 R&B hit "One Mint Julip," which some may recognize as the music from a recent television commercial that featured animated beatniks drinking a bottled coffee beverage. Although not as explosive as the "Genius" album, "My Kind of Jazz" certainly makes the case for Charles as a first rate soul-jazz instrumentalist, with the emphasis always on soul. Title: Genius+Soul Jazz/My Kind of Jazz Year Released: 1997 Record Label: Rhino Records.
GENIUS + SOUL JAZZ features big band arrangements by Quincy Jones and Ralph Burns. It was recorded at the Rudy Van Gelder Studio in two sessions on December 26 and 27,1960 and originally released on the Impulse! label. Disc 2 has arrangements by Roger Neumann, Alf Clausen, Teddy Edwards and Jimmy Heath. The personnel passing through includes many jazz greats such as Clark Terry, "Snookie" Young and Blue Mitchell on trumpet, Urbie Green and Steve Turre on trombone, Marshall Royal, Frank Wess, Frank Foster and "Fathead" Newman on sax, Freddie Green on guitar and Sonny Payne and Roy Haynes on drums. Of course there's Ray Charles himself on piano, organ and a few vocals.