Written by
Bob Stumpel

November 17

Ray Charles In Oslo (1968)

'68 LC Oslo NMConcert 1968 Oslo NM

On January 6, 1969 a Norwegian (radio or TV?) station aired a 50-minute Ray Charles concert, taped at the Njårdhallen in Oslo. Almost certainly, this concert was recorded the year before, on September 25, 1968. During that show, just as in Amsterdam (and probably at other venues during the European tour), a 21-year old local tenorist sub’ed in the sax section: Jan Garbarek – despite being a bit nervøs.

I’m afraid the program did not survive.


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