Album 1961 Paris

  • June 14, 2013

    Ray Charles Live At The Olympia In Paris (1962)

    In June 2013, in one massive effort, the obscure ‘record’ label Body & Soul released a plethora of digital albums (only distributed as downloads and streaming audio) with concerts recorded Live In Paris in the late 1950s and early 1960s. The list entails Louis Armstrong, Gerry Mulligan, John Coltrane, Miles Davis, Thelonious Monk, Ella Fitzgerald, […]

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  • October 9, 2011

    Birth Of A Big Band: Ray Charles’ October 1961 Concerts In Paris

    David Newman Hank Crawford. Don Wilkerson. John Hunt. Phil Guilbeau. Keg Johnson. Leroy Cooper. Sonny Forriest. Bruno Carr. In 1961 Ray Charles conquered France. End of July he was the “artist in residence” (as we would now call it) at the Antibes festival, where he performed with his “small big band” (although he had established […]

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