SONG OF THE WEEK: RAY CHARLES AND MILT JACKSON'S "THE GENIUS AFTER HOURS"

One of the earliest soul-jazz albums, Ray Charles and Milt Jackson's 1957 Soul Brothers/Soul Meeting is dripping with blues. Bags takes a break on this track so a young Ray Charles (he hadn't even recorded "Night Time Is the Right Time" yet) can step out and lead bassist Oscar Pettiford and drummer Connie Kay through a languid several choruses. Put this on the next time it tops 90° outside and you're looking to sweat it out on your porch, patio, or stoop.  

http://youtu.be/k6CAgDaP5Sk

 

-hats