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Ray Charles Genius + Soul = Jazz LP 180g Vinyl Kevin Gray Impulse Acoustic Sounds Series QRP 2021 USA

Artist: Ray Charles
Title: Genius + Soul = Jazz
Catalog Number: B0033210-01
Label: Impulse!
Reissued by: Impulse!
Barcode: 602435439648
Original release year: 1961
Reissue year: 2021
Number of discs: 1
Revolutions per minute: 33⅓ rpm
Disc size: 12"
Vinyl Weight Grade: 180gr
Total Item Weight: 509gr
Pressing country: USA
For Market Release in: USA
Added to catalog on: July 11, 2021
Collection: Acoustic Sounds Series
Note: Never eligible for any further discounts
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Unit Price: 33,00 €

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Seeking to offer audiophile grade versions of some of the best jazz records ever made, Verve and Universal Music new audiophile Acoustic Sounds Series is supervised by Chad Kassem, utilizing the skills of top mastering engineers and the craft of Quality Record Pressings, with all titles being mastered from the original analog tapes, pressed on 180g vinyl and packaged by Stoughton Printing.

 

 

  • Acoustic Sounds Series
  • Mastered from the Original Analog Master Tapes
  • Cut by Kevin Gray at CoHearent Audio
  • Audiophile 180 Gram Vinyl LP
  • Pressed at Quality Record Pressings, QRP USA
  • Deluxe Gatefold cover by Stoughton Printing

 

 

"Genius + Soul = Jazz is a winner, now sounding better than ever. I like this reissue so much I'll probably not play my original again since it isn't in quite as nice condition. In fact, I'm not sure if I really need to even keep my original in the collection at this point given the quality of this reissue. And that is probably the best complement I can offer." — Mark Smotroff, Audiophile Review


Ray Charles was best known for his work in the idioms of R&B, rock 'n' roll and even successful forays into country. But he also recorded influential jazz albums, including the groundbreaking Genius + Soul = Jazz originally released in 1961. Recorded at the Van Gelder Studios in Englewood Cliffs, New Jersey, in late 1960, Genius + Soul = Jazz was produced by Creed Taylor and includes arrangements by Quincy Jones and Ralph Burns. Ray Charles played the organ with three vocals ("I've Got News For You," "I'm Gonna Move To The Outskirts Of Town" and "One Mint Julep") and band members included members of the Count Basie Orchestra: Thad Jones, Joe Newman, Billy Mitchell, Frank Wess, Freddie Green and Sonny Payne among others.


The record ascended to the No. 4 spot on Billboard's pop album chart and spawned the very first singles on Impulse. "I've Got News For You" rose to No. 8 R&B and No. 66 on the Hot 100. In addition, Charles' version of "One Mint Julep" charted No. 1 R&B and No. 8 pop and his rendition of the blues standard "I'm Gonna Move To The Outskirts Of Town" reached No. 25 R&B and No. 84 pop.


Although Basie himself does not appear on the album, the Count was a major model as Charles assembled a full-scale, working orchestra. Basie also influenced his use of organ in a jazz context, and Charles was happy to record at the Van Gelder studio, where Jimmy Smith had recorded his classic Blue Note albums. Truly, as Dick Katz wrote in his original January 1961 liner notes, "The combination here of rare talent plus uncommon craftsmanship has produced a record that showcases the timeless quality an innate taste that is uniquely that of Ray Charles."


Here we go with another round from the Acoustic Sounds Series. Seeking to offer definitive audiophile grade versions of some of the most historic and best jazz records ever recorded, Verve Label Group and Universal Music Enterprises' audiophile Acoustic Sounds vinyl reissue series utilizes the skills of top mastering engineers and the unsurpassed production craft of Quality Record Pressings. All titles are mastered from the original analog tapes, pressed on 180-gram vinyl and packaged by Stoughton Printing Co. in high-quality gatefold sleeves with tip-on jackets. The releases are supervised by Chad Kassem, CEO of Acoustic Sounds, the world's largest source for audiophile recordings.


 

Track Listing:


Side A
1. From The Heart
2. I've Got News For You
3. Moanin'
4. Let's Go
5. One Mint Julep

Side B:
1. I'm Gonna Move To the Outskirts of Town
2. Stompin' Room Only
3. Mister C
4. Strike Up the Band
5. Birth of the Blues

 

Click here to listen to samples on YouTube.com

 

 

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