Written by
Bob Stumpel

October 8

Whisper Not (The Ray Charles Orchestra)

'61 LC ParisUnreleased

Not released.

This instrumental, composed by Bennie Golson, was performed twice (concerts B and C) during the series in October 1961 in Paris. Golson’s account of writing the piece is that “I wrote it in Boston at George Wein’s Storyville club when I was with Dizzy Gillespie’s big band. I wrote that tune in 20 minutes.”

Marcus Belgrave, Wallace Davenport, Phil Guilbeau, John Hunt – trumpets; Henderson Chambers, Leon Comegys, James Lee Harbert, Keg Johnson – trombones; Hank Crawford (alto saxophone, organ on Roll in G, band leader), Rudy Powell – alto saxophone; David Newman – tenor saxophone, flute; Don Wilkerson – tenor saxophone; Leroy Cooper – baritone saxophone; Bruno Carr – drums; Sonny Forriest – guitar; Edgar Willis – bass. Arranged by Quincy Jones.

61 LC Paris – 2x


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