Ray Charles played often at the renowned Montreux Jazz Festival. Ray Charles – Live At Montreux 1997 shows Charles at his best. The powerful blend of jazz, piano blues and R&B shows what a great performer Ray Charles was. His impeccable show features a collection of songs that are now classics, such as "Georgia on My Mind", "Shadows of My Mind", "I Can’t Stop Loving You" and "What’s I Say."
The concert was filmed at the Montreux Jazz Festival on July 19, 1997 and was the blind genius’ last performance at the Montreux Festival. His band included a 15 piece orchestra led by sax player Al Jackson and the popular Raelettes singers.
Other songs included in the DVD are "I’ll Be Home" (Sadie’s Tune), "Mississippi Mud", "Just For A Thrill," "You Made Me Love You," "Blues For Big Scotia,"
"Song For You" and "Watch Them Dogs."
Ray Charles – Live At Montreux 1997 is a remarkable performance by a singer and pianist at his prime.
Buy the DVD:
- In North America: Ray Charles – Live At Montreux 1997 (NTSC)
- In Europe: Ray Charles – Live at the Montreux Jazz Festival 1997 (PAL)