Written by
Bob Stumpel

November 10

Happy Faces (The Ray Charles Orchestra)

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

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

The Ray Charles Big Band, on their first brief Europe tour in October 1961, played this Sonny Stitt composition at least four times. Arranged by Quincy Jones. David Fathead Newman solo’ed on tenor saxophone.

With Marcus Belgrave, Wallace Davenport, Phil Guilbeau, John Hunt (flugelhorn) – 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.

Phil Guilbeau, John Hunt, Kurt Mohr, David Newman.

’61 LC Zurich
’61 LC Paris – 3x


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