on 6 June 2011
I was a somewhat reluctant to part with my cash for the 'Rare Genius', expecting very little from what I cynically expected to be no more than an attempt to cash-in on Ray Charles back catalogue. But how wrong I was. Producer, John Burk has done a great job bringing us more wonderful sounds from Ray's studio recordings that we've never heard before. Like the last offering from Concord, 'Ray Sings, Basie Swings', 'Rare Genius' is another very cleaver mix of newly recorded instrumental tracks dubbed onto Ray's 1970s/1980s previously undiscovered masters. Ray Charles fans will love the outcome. More please, Concord Records.