Released after his death in 2004, these recordings by the soul legend consisted of duets recorded in his last few years with artists personally chosen by Charles. Miller was honoured to be involved.
Russ Miller says:
“One of the highlights of my career. In those sessions we did some new songs and some re-recordings of his songs for a Millennium collection. It was wild. I was playing Georgia On My Mind in the studio with Ray Charles! Wow. The new songs were one thing, but that was incredible.”
“I took the pieces and wrote out the key things that were important. For the new material, it was all about listening to him. He was like, ‘Watch my foot drummer!’ He was a tough cookie. I’m like, ‘But there’s a click! That’s a great story about your foot, but there’s still a click here, what am I supposed to do?’”
“Often an important part of what I do is recognising and understanding the artist’s vibe and concept of music.”