Written by
Bob Stumpel

November 11

Ghana (The Ray Charles Orchestra)

'61 LC Paris'61 LC ZurichAlbum 1961 ZurichWith Ray Charles Band

Fathead in Paris (photo by J.P. Leloir).

Ray Charles Orchestra – Zurich 1961. TCB (Swiss Radio Days Jazz Series #41), [2016].

The band was only recorded playing this instrumental during their brief Europe tour in October 1961. Written by Ernie Wilkins, arranged by Quincy Jones.

David Fathead took the solo on flute, Leroy Cooper on bari, and Sonny Forriest on guitar.

The complete line-up: Marcus Belgrave, Wallace Davenport, Phil Guilbeau, John Hunt – trumpets; Henderson Chambers, Leon Comegys, James Lee Harbert, Keg Johnson – trombones; Hank Crawford (alto saxophone, band leader), Rudy Powell – alto saxophone; David Newman – tenor saxophone, flute; Don Wilkerson – tenor saxophone; Leroy Cooper – baritone saxophone; Bruno Carr – drums; Sonny Forriest – guitar; Edgar Willis – bass.

’61 LC Zurich
’61 LC Paris – 3x


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