Ray Charles in City of Kansas City - the 1950's

from Brother Ray: Ray Charles' Own Story, pages 155-156:

Around this time--when I was out [touring] as a single--I happened to be in Kansas City for a week or so between gigs. I had some spare time to go out looking for sessions. I met up with Miles Davis. He was playing a club three blocks down from my hotel, and he invited me to sit in. We jammed all night long. Miles turned out to be a nice cat, and I liked listening to his growling, crackling voice. Course I'd always loved the way he played trumpet. For the period, he was into very modern music, and that suited me fine.

cite as

David Ritz and Ray Charles, Brother Ray: Ray Charles' Own Story (New York, 2003), p. 155-156. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1427805942343 accessed: 20 July, 2024

location of experience: City of Kansas City


Ray Charles
Pianist, Singing, Songwriter, Writer

Listening to

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jazz (, performance of)
written by Miles Davis, Richard Rodgers
performed by Miles Davis

Experience Information

Date/Time the 1950's
Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others, indoors, in public

Originally submitted by 5011Henning on Tue, 31 Mar 2015 13:45:42 +0100
Approved on Thu, 27 Aug 2015 14:40:36 +0100