Here We Go Again: Celebrating The Genius of Ray Charles

Here We Go Again: Celebrating The Genius of Ray Charles


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Once in a while the stars align and something magical happens -- as on the night Jazz at Lincoln Center presented a salute to the late, great bluesman, Ray Charles. Two musical iconoclasts, Willie Nelson and Wynton Marsalis, along with the stunning songstress Norah Jones, collectively brought their unique musical perspective to the legendary artist’s hits such as “Hallelujah I Love Her So,” “Hit the Road Jack,” and “Unchain My Heart.”

Country music legend Willie Nelson and Jazz at Lincoln Center Artistic Director Wynton Marsalis share more in common than their multiple Grammy awards. They also share great respect and admiration for the late musical pioneer Ray Charles. Nelson and Marsalis joined musical forces for a two-night Jazz at Lincoln Center concert event at New York City’s Frederick P. Rose Hall, home of Jazz at Lincoln Center.

Their set list explored the legacy of Charles, cleverly sequencing the songs to tell the story of a love affair from beginning to end. This fine idea was made finer by the inclusion of fellow Grammy winner Norah Jones, whose style suggests a middle ground between Nelson and Marsalis. The sold out performance was captured and the resulting footage expertly mixed and mastered for the brand new album. From the Label

Product Details

Release Date: 03/29/2011
Label: Blue Note Records
UPC: 5099909638822
catalogNumber: 96388
Rank: 5781

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Performance Credits

Willie Nelson   Primary Artist,Guitar,Vocals
Wynton Marsalis   Primary Artist,Trumpet,Vocals
Norah Jones   Primary Artist,Vocals,Guest Appearance
Mickey Raphael   Harmonica
Walter Blanding   Tenor Saxophone,Vocals
Carlos Henríquez   Bass
Ali Muhammed Jackson   Percussion,Drums
Dan Nimmer   Piano

Technical Credits

Percy Mayfield   Composer
Buck Owens   Composer
Hank Snow   Composer
Floyd Tillman   Composer
Ray Charles   Composer
Harold Arlen   Composer
Richard DeRosa   Arranger
Victor Goines   Arranger
Harlan Howard   Composer
Gus Kahn   Composer
Wynton Marsalis   Arranger,Artistic Director
Johnny Mercer   Composer
Sherman Irby   Arranger
Andy Farber   Arranger
Vincent Gardner   Arranger
Rob Macomber   Engineer
Ali Muhammed Jackson   Arranger
Mark Rothbaum   Executive Producer,Management
B. Sharp   Composer
Saundra Palmer-Grassi   Engineer
T. Powell   Composer
Macklam Feldman   Management
Jazz At Lincoln Center   Producer
Charles Calhoun   Composer
Jeff Jones "the Jedi Master"   Producer
Randall Leddy   Art Direction
Ed Arrendell   Management
Christopher Crenshaw   Arranger

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