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  Наименование CD :
   Genius Love Company



Год издания : 2004

Компания звукозаписи : Concord, (ru)

Музыкальный стиль : Jazz Blues, Urban Blues, Piano Blues

Время звучания : 51:40

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CD, стоящие на полке рядом : Blues (Man Voice)      

Mixed at Capitol Studios, Hollywood, CA

Mastered at The Mastering Lab

This album was recorded from June 2003 to March 2004

"This CD contains unique, never before seen, video footage from renowned photographer Norman Seeff's 1985 photo session with Ray Charles."

1, 2, 3, 6: Recorded At: RPM International Studio, Los Angeles, California.

4: Recorded At: Henson Studios and The Record Plant, Hollywood, California.

5: Recorded At: RPM International Studio, Los Angeles, California, Right Track Recording, New York, New York.

7, 8: Recorded At: The Eastwood Scoring Stage, Warner Brothers Studios, Burbank, California.

9: Recorded At: Ocean Way Studios, Hollywood, California.

10: Recorded At: RPM International Studio, Los Angeles, California, Capitol Studios, Hollywood, California.

11: Recorded At: The Eastwood Scoring Stage, Warner Brothers Studios, Burbank, California, RPM International Studio, Los Angeles, California.

12: Remote Recording: Effanel Music. Performed live at the "Songwriter's Hall Of Fame Awards" on June 12, 2003, in the Broadway Ballroom at the Marriott Marquis Hotel, New York, New York.

Genius Loves Company is the last studio album Ray Charles completed before his death in June 2004. Prior to this, the last studio album he released was Strong Love Affair in 1996, which was a stab at modern pop, filled with new songs and given an adult contemporary sheen. It was not one of his most distinctive efforts, even when judged against his latter-day albums, and it disappeared not long after its release. Charles left Warner and, years later, signed with Concord, who released Genius Loves Company, which had a decidedly different approach than the all-modern Strong Love Affair. As the title acknowledges with a wink, this is a duets album, which may be a little commonplace as far as latter-day superstar albums go but is still a step up from his previous studio album since it puts Ray Charles in a comfortable, relaxed situation that plays to his strengths. Instead of trying to put Charles in a modern setting, producers John Burk and Phil Ramone (Burk helmed seven of the album's tracks, Ramone is responsible for the other five, and their work fits together seamlessly) go for a clean retro setting with a few guitars, synths, and a rhythm section, occasionally dressing it with an orchestra or some strings. In other words, apart from the glistening production, it's not far removed from any of Charles' crossover records from the '60s, and he's also given a strong set of songs, largely familiar pop classics, from "Fever" and "Somewhere Over the Rainbow" to "Sorry Seems to Be the Hardest Word" and "Crazy Love." His duet partners are fairly predictable - classy newcomers like Norah Jones and Diana Krall, but also old stalwarts like Elton John, B.B. King, Johnny Mathis, James Taylor, Bonnie Raitt, and the ubiquitous Willie Nelson (who has never sounded older than he does here on "It Was a Very Good Year") - but they're also reliable, never overshadowing Ray yet never shrinking in his shadow either; in short, it sounds more like a real duets album than most superstar duet records. The end result is modest, friendly, laid-back, and pleasing, one that remains faithful to Charles' music while sounding relatively fresh. It may not be weighty enough to be a career-capping masterpiece, but it's sweet enough to be an appropriate final album - which is far more than can be said of Strong Love Affair, or any of the other albums he cut in the '80s or '90s for that matter.

-Stephen Thomas Erlewine (All Music Guide)


  Соисполнители :

Abraham Laboriel Sr. (Bass)
Alan Ellsworth (Violin)
Alan Pasqua (Piano)
Alexander Isles (Trombone)
Alicia Engley (Violin)
Alwyn Wright (Violin)
Amy Wickman Guerra (Violin)
Anatoly Rosinsky (Violin)
Andrew Martin (Trombone)
Andrew Picken (Viola)
Armen Garabedian (Violin)
Armen Ksadjikian (Cello)
B.B. King (Guitar)
Berj Garabedian (Violin)
Billy Preston (Hammond)
Bob McChesney (Trombone)
Bob Shepard (Saxophone)
Brandon Fields (Saxophone, Baritone Saxophone)
Brian Benning (Violin)
Briana Bandy (Viola)
Bruce Fowler (Trombone)
Carolyn Riley (Viola)
Charles Boito (Clarinet)
Charles Everett (Violin)
Charles Fearing (Guitar)
Charles Pillow (Tenor Saxophone)
Charlie Davis (Trumpet)
Charlie Morillas (Trombone)
Clarence McDonald (Piano)
Danny Jacob (Guitar)
Daphne Chen (Violin)
Dave Stone (Bass)
David Hayes (Bass)
David Kilbride (Violin)
Dennis Farias (Trumpet)
Dennis Molchan (Violin)
Don Markese (Clarinet)
Dynell Weber (Violin)
Edith Markman (Violin)
Edmund Stein (Violin)
Edward Persi (Viola)
Fonzi Thornton (Vocals)
Franklyn D'Antonio (Violin)
Gary Grant (Trumpet)
George Doering (Guitar)
George Marinelli (Guitar)
Gerry Hilera (Violin)
Greg Huckins (Flute)
Horia Moroaica (Violin)
Igor Pandurski (Violin)
Irina Voloshina (Violin)
Jaroslav Kettner (Violin)
Jeff Kievit (Trumpet)
Jeff Mironov (Guitar)
Jennifer Munday (Violin)
Jennifer Walton (Violin)
Jim Keltner (Drums)
Joel Derouin (Violin)
Johana Krejci (Violin)
John Acevedo (Viola)
John Acosta (Cello)
John Krovoza (Cello)
Julie Rogers (Violin)
Karl Vincent (Bass)
Kathleen Robertson (Violin)
Ken Wild Double (Bass)
Kenneth Yerks (Violin)
Kenny Scharf (Trumpet)
Kevan Torfeh (Cello)
Kirstin Fife (Violin)
Larry Corbett (Cello)
Larry Hall (Trumpet)
Leanne Becknell (Oboe)
Leslie Brown (Violin)
Leslie Brown Katz (Violin)
Margaret Wooten (Violin)
Maria Newman (Viola)
Martha Lippi (Cello)
Martin Winning (Tenor Saxophone)
Matt Holland (Trumpet)
Michael Bearden (Keyboards)
Michael Landau (Guitar)
Michael Markman (Violin)
Michael McDonald (Keyboards)
Michael Thompson (Guitar)
Michele Richards (Violin)
Miguel Atwood Ferguson (Viola)
Nancy Roth (Violin)
Nick Grant (Violin)
Norah Jones (Piano)
North Wood (Violin)
Paul Manaster (Violin)
Randy Waldman (Piano)
Raymond Kobler (Violin)
Raymond Tischer (Viola)
Reginald Clews (Violin)
Reverend Dave Boruff (Saxophone)
Rick Baptist (Trumpet)
Robert Berg (Viola)
Robert Matsuda (Violin)
Robert Sanders (Trombone)
Ronald Clark (Violin)
Ronald Folsom (Violin)
Rudolph Stein (Cello)
Sai Ly Acosta (Violin)
Samuel Formicola (Viola)
Shanti Randall (Viola)
Shawn Mann (Viola)
Songa Lee (Violin)
Stefanie Fife (Cello)
Steve Kujala (Flute)
Steve Richards (Cello)
Suzanna Giordono (Viola)
Suzie Katayama (Cello)
Tawatha Agee (Vocals)
Timothy Landauer (Cello)
Todor Pelev (Violin)
Tom Fowler (Bass)
Tom Saviano (Saxophone)
Tony Kadleck (Trumpet)
Trevor Handy (Cello)
Trey Henry (Bass)
Tricia Lee (Violin)
Vladimir Polimatidi (Violin)
Walt Fowler (Trumpet)
Wayne Bergeron (Trumpet)
Willie Nelson (Guitar)
Xiao Niu He (Violin)
Yang-Qin Zhao (Cello)
Zheng Wang (Violin)


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   1 Here We Go Again     T       0:04:00 Lanier, Steagall
   2 Sweet Potato Pie         0:03:48 Taylor
   3 You Don't Know Me     T       0:03:55 Arnold, Walker
   4 Sorry Seems To Be The Hardest Word         0:03:59 John, Taupin
   5 Fever     T       0:03:31 Cooley, Davenport
   6 Do I Ever Cross Your Mind?         0:04:35 Burnette, Smotherman
   7 It Was A Very Good Year     T       0:05:00 Drake
   8 Hey Girl         0:05:16 Goffin, King
   9 Sinner's Prayer     T       0:04:25 Fulson, Glenn
   10 Heaven Help Us All         0:04:33 Miller
   11 Somewhere Over The Rainbow         0:04:55 Arlen, Harburg
   12 Crazy Love (live)         0:03:44 Morrison

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