Concert 1961 Paris

  • 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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