'57 LC Carnegie

  • November 16, 2014

    C Jam Blues

    Unreleased. Recorded at the Thanksgiving Jazz night on 29 November 1957, at Carnegie Hall in New York City. With a title like this it can of course refer to anything, but I think there’s a good chance that Ray and his sextet shared their take on the Duke Ellington composition a.k.a. Duke’s Place. With David Newman – tenor […]

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  • November 14, 2014

    Dancing In The Dark (With The Ray Charles Sextet)

    Unreleased. No doubt the Howard Dietz/Arthur Schwartz tune, played during the Thanksgiving Jazz show at Carnegie Hall on November 29, 1957. But did Ray choose an instrumental or a sung version? The recording has, unfortunately, still not been released. With Ray Charles – piano (and vocals?); David Newman – tenor sax; Leroy Cooper – baritone […]

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  • October 10, 2014


    Album: The Great Ray Charles, Atlantic 1259, August 1957. A fine instrumental (solos by Fathead and Ray), recorded at the Coastal Recording Studios in New York on 26 November 1956 with Joe Bridgewater, John Hunt – tp; David Fathead Newman – as, ts; Emmett Dennis – bs; William Peebles – d; Roosevelt Sheffield – b. Arranged by Quincie […]

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