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Soul Brothers: Soul Meeting
Ray Charles & Milt Jackson
Soul Brothers: Soul Meeting
Genres: Blues, Jazz, Pop, R&B
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  •  Track Listings (7) - Disc #2


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All Artists: Ray Charles & Milt Jackson
Title: Soul Brothers: Soul Meeting
Members Wishing: 3
Total Copies: 0
Label: Atlantic UK
Original Release Date: 2/28/1989
Re-Release Date: 10/25/1990
Album Type: Import
Genres: Blues, Jazz, Pop, R&B
Styles: Soul-Jazz & Boogaloo, Vocal Jazz, Oldies, Vocal Pop, Classic R&B, Soul
Number of Discs: 2
SwapaCD Credits: 2
UPCs: 075678195129, 081227974060

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Definition of jazz
ABH457 | New York | 06/09/1999
(5 out of 5 stars)

"If they ever land from Mars and ask "What is jazz?," disk 2 from this twofer could provide an answer. Soul Meeting and Blue Genius will be among those pieces shown in time to be exemplary jazz. They have an urging, subtle beat (Percy Heath and Art Taylor), and the three-man front line (Jackson. Ray Charles and Kenny Burrell) build statements of the finest logic and architecture. There's not much left that gets into the soul as does this music in today's jazz wasteland with Marsalis et al. at the helm."
The ray charles you may never have heard
p dizzle | augusta, georgia, USA | 03/19/2001
(5 out of 5 stars)

"this twofer combines two classic atlantic sessions from 1957 and '58, "soul meeting" and "soul brothers." in 1957, ray charles still had not achieved the fame that would make him an icon of soul and r-n-b. he was still appearing in a variety of contexts, including these extraordinary jazz sets with milt jackson. mr. jackson was well-known via the modern jazz quartet, but here we meet him in his solo nature--a jazz man drenched in the blues. mr. charles was a perfect foil for these sets that swing with some great modern jazz ("cosmic ray", "soul brothers", or "deed i do"), but also cook with some down-n-dirty blues ("blue funk", "how long blues", and "x-ray blues"). what comes to light is just how good mr. charles was on piano, and also alto sax ("how long..."). he has a deft hand and is a brilliant improviser. this album is a great introduction to classic jazz from the '50s, but is also highly recommended for a glimpse of another side of the genius of ray charles, one rarely heard much today."
Some Nice Surprises
Tom Schusterbauer | West Bloomfield, Michigan United States | 12/09/2001
(5 out of 5 stars)

"Thank heaven for the Cd. Otherwise, this wonderful summit meeting between Milt and Brother Ray would probably have disappeared altogether, or been lost in some dusty warehouse somewhere. What a waste that would be, because this a keeper. Milt does the vibes, of course, but he sneaks in some piano and even guitar. And Ray, of course, works the piano, but every so often, there he is on the alto sax.
And he isn't just taking up space. He can play that thing, and you wonder why he has doesn't done more with it. Accompanied by Billy Mitchell and others, these two jazz giants linger over some slow moving blues pieces, and pick up the pace on other cuts.
This is a gem. Get it. And thank you to Atlantic."