Album: Renaissance, Crossover 9005, June 1975.
This is one of the rare cases where a live rendition sooner found its way to vinyl than the studio version. Ray's delivery in the studio was excellent, but the live version is superior.
This beautiful song was recorded twice on July 1st, 1973 at Carnegie Hall, during Ray's double concert for the Newport Jazz festival. The version taped at the first show made it to the Buddah album (which, erroneously, had Just A Man as the song's title).
The Carnegie line-up is a bit sketchy:
Phil Guilbeau, Walter Miller, Tony Horowitz,
* Information kindly provided by Harvey Sarch.
The recording for the Renaissance album was in late 1974 or early 1975 at RPM International in Los Angeles.
Jeff Conrad, Bob Coassin, Phil Guilbeau, Jack Evans - trumpets; Wally Huff, Ken Tussing, Glen Childress, Steve Davis - trombones; Andy Ennis, Clifford Solomon, Ed Pratt, James Clay, Leroy Cooper - saxophones, band leader; Joe Harris - bass; Tony Matthews - guitar; Ernest Vantrease - keyboards. James Gadson - drums.