Milt Jackson & Ray Charles - Soul Brothers (1958/2012) High-Fidelity FLAC Stereo 24bit/192kHz
Artist: Milt Jackson & Ray Charles
Title: Soul Brothers
Genre: Jazz, Soul Jazz, Rhythm & Blues, Cool Jazz, Jazz Funk, Jazz Blues, Guitar Jazz, Vibraphone/Marimba Jazz
Label: © Atlantic Records 1279
Release Date: 1958/2012
Quality: High-Fidelity FLAC Stereo 192kHz/24bit
Recorded: NYC, September 12, 1957
Soul Brothers is a striking collaboration between two music luminaries, Ray Charles and Milt Jackson. The extraordinary outing features the pair showcasing their impressive musicianship, performing on various instruments including the piano, alto-saxophone, guitar and vibraphone. The album is an effortless blend of jazz, soul and R&B. Included were the astounding tunes, “Soul Brothers,” “How Long Blues” and “Deed I Do.” The recording is an essential document in music history, available as a pristine hi-res download.
These records are 'cool' in the classic sense of the word: they swing, groove, whisper and discuss with the sophisticated yet down-home relaxation of a late-night session. While Milt Jackson's work with the Modern Jazz Quartet represents a kind of bebop perfection, the truism about the MJQ has always been that it's Jackson the irrepressible soloist and blues spirit that provides the ballast to John Lewis' more cerebral explorations of form and composition. At the same time, Ray Charles' reputation as the definitive gospel-inspired R&B shouter and bandleader overshadows the facts of his jazz background and impressive musicianship. This is a guy, after all, who early in his career wanted to sound as much like Nat Cole as possible--and did, for a time, as both a singer and a pianist. So while these giants meet on the common turf of the blues on these two records, they bring a sharp jazz sensibility to the numerous and varied grooves here.
1 Soul Brothers 9:34
2 How Long Blues 9:16
3 Cosmic Ray 5:23
4 Blue Funk 8:09
5 Deed I Do 5:51
Ray Charles - alto saxophone, piano
Billy Mitchell - tenor saxophone
Milt Jackson - vibraphone, piano, guitar
Skeeter Best - guitar
Oscar Pettiford - bass
Connie Kay - drums
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