10% discount on your next order!

Subscribe to our newsletter and receive a personal discount code for 10% discount on a album of your choice! After subscribing, you will receive the code in your email. This code is only valid for 10 days!

The code is valid one time and valid for a 10 days after receiving the promotioncode. Your emailaddress will only be used by Challenge Records International and will not be given to 3rd party advertisers. If you have any questions please contact us.

Ray Charles Orchestra

Swiss Radio Days Jazz Series Vol. 41 - Zurich 1961

About the album

This release contains legendary concert recordings by a young Ray Charles and his big band in Zurich, 1961. This concert was the start of a tour that would be crucial for Charles and his career - he was about to become a big world star. Ray Charles - The genius, best known for his hits like Hit the Road Jack, I Got a Woman and Georgia on My Mind - was a rising star when performing in Zurich with his big band in 1961. The big band on this release, appeared to be an ideal platform for what he had in mind to create jazzy music that he would mark with his own stamp by adding vast touches of soul and rhythm'n blues. With a remarkably balanced repertoire and brilliantly devised full orchestral tutties, at the time of this tour, Ray Charles' Big Band was at it's peak to deliver the singer's deliberately flashy musical credo 'Genius Soul = Jazz'

Add a comment

We need to make sure that you are really an human, please enter the code below.

03-04-2017 Smooth Jazz
21-03-2017 The Absolute Sound
17-03-2017 All About Jazz
20-01-2017 Stereophile
13-01-2017 De Volkskrant
07-12-2016 Down Beat
17-11-2016 Audiophile Audition
03-11-2016 Buffalo News
05-10-2016 rootstime
01-10-2016 Jazzism