Written by
Bob Stumpel

November 7

I Remember Clifford (With The Ray Charles Orchestra)

Album 1970 JazzWith Ray Charles Band

Album: My Kind Of Jazz, Tangerine 1512. April 1970.

Recorded at RPM International in Los Angeles, from January 1 to 10, 1970. Arranged by Quincy Jones.

Ray Charles – piano; Bobby Bryant, Bill King, Marshall Hunt, Blue Mitchell, trumpets; Glen Childress, Henry Coker, Joe Randazzo, (+ Edward Comegys? or Fred Murrell? or David Phelps?) – trombones; J. Lloyd Miller – alto saxophone, oboe; Curtis Peagler – alto saxophone; Andy Ennis, Albert McQueen, Clifford Scott – tenor saxophones; Leroy Cooper – baritone saxophone; Ben Martin – guitar; Edgar Willis – bass; Ernest Elly – drums.

Through the years, four star trumpeters played the trumpet parts: I guess Blue Mitchell Bobby Bryant* took care of the solo on the album, John Hunt played it in Zurich (on flugelhorn), Johnny Coles in Paris, and Phil Guilbeau in Madrid.

* Wrong guess. Thank you, Jeff Helgesen.

Paris 1969 (trumpet Johnny Coles, track #1):

Madrid 1975 (trumpet Phil Guilbeau at 18’40):

Update 13.02.2021: the video of this performance is no longer available on YouTube, please let me know in the comments below if you have any footage, thanks — Cyd

’61 LC Zurich
’69 LC Paris
’75 LC Madrid


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