Milt Jackson & Ray Charles – Soul Brothers (1957/2012)
FLAC (tracks) 24 bit/192 kHz | Time – 38:13 minutes | 1,58 GB | Genre: R&B
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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.
This one is a real historical curiosity. Not only does vibraphonist Milt Jackson double here on piano but he plays guitar (for the only time on record) during “Bags’ Guitar Blues.” In addition Ray Charles is heard in a purely instrumental role on piano and, during two songs, on alto sax. Charles’s fine playing makes one wonder why he so rarely picked up the horn in later years. Billy Mitchell contributes some fine tenor solos on this boppish/blues material and guitarist Skeeter Best, bassist Oscar Pettiford and drummer Connie Kay offer stellar support.
01 – Soul Brothers
02 – How Long Blues
03 – Cosmic Ray
04 – Blue Funk
05 – Deed I Do