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At the center of this podcast is vintage Ray Charles, "The Genius". We play 6 tracks from the late 50's early 60's. First up, young Joey Alexander and his original compositions. After Ray, we hear some great '70s jazz-rock fusion from Stanley Clarke. The podcast concludes with new releases from two great pianists, George Cables and Craig Hartley. 

Featured Album

Ray Charles, Genius + Soul = Jazz (expanded edition)

Playlist
Artist ~ Track ~ Album
Joey Alexander ~ Soul Dreamer ~ Countdown 
Joey Alexander ~ City Lights ~ Countdown
Ray Charles ~ Let the Good Times Roll ~ genius + soul=jazz
Ray Charles ~ It Had To Be You ~ genius + soul=jazz
Ray Charles ~ Moanin' ~ genius + soul=jazz
Ray Charles Orchestra ~ Georgia On My Mind ~ Ray Charles Orchestra Zurich 1961
Ray CharlesOrchestra ~ I Remember Clifford ~ Ray Charles Orchestra Zurich 1961
Ray Charles Orchestra ~ Hit the Road Jack ~ Ray Charles Orchestra Zurich 1961
Stanley Clarke ~ Song to John, Pt. II ~ Journey to Love
Stanley Clarke ~ Concerto for Jazz/Rock Orchestra, Pt 1-4 ~ Journey to Love
George Cables ~ Think On Me ~ The George Cables Songbook
George Cables ~ Baby Steps ~ The George Cables Songbook
Craig Hartley ~ Sinclair (Prelude No. 2 in C Minor +Solar) ~ Books on Tape Vol II
Craig Hartley ~ Imagine Peace Piece ~ Books on Tape Vol II

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September 23 is the birth dates of two giants of American music. John Coltrane and Ray Charles were both born on this day. We celebrate their music and innovation on this podcast. Perhaps not as well known, but a great player from Boston, George Garzone shares this birth date as well. Garzone shared a stage with Joe Lovano in Boston this week, and I was honored to be present at that event. We hear from both of them to close out this podcast.

Featured Album

A Love Supreme - John Coltrane on iTunes


Track ~ Artist ~ Album
Part I: Acknowledgement ~ John Coltrane ~ A Love Supreme
Part II: Resolution ~ John Coltrane ~ A Love Supreme
Nature Boy ~ John Coltrane ~ The Classic Quartet
I Want to Talk About You ~ John Coltrane ~ Live In Stockholm 1963
I've Got News For You ~ Ray Charles ~ Genius + Soul = Jazz
Moanin' ~ Ray Charles ~ Genius + Soul = Jazz
I Got A Woman ~ Ray Charles
Georgia ~ Ray Charles ~ Ray Sings Basie Swings
Tribute to Trane ~ George Garzone ~ The Fringe in New York
Central Park West ~ George Garzone ~ The Fringe in New York
After the Rain ~ Joe Lovano Nonet ~ On This Day At the Vanguard

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