The best piano player I know. He seems to be hitting every single note with his soul. The same goes for his voice, it flows perfectly through the music. When I listen to his music, I mostly don’t even focus on the lyrics. And I think that’s what makes him so genius. You can hear from his voice and instruments alone, that he likes to drink and smoke and that he has been living a heavy life. His voice is so pure that I consider him as one of the greatest singers ever.
Ray also introduced me to one of my favourite instruments: the Fender Rhodes. It has an amazing sound and feel to it. In the past, I’ve been saving some money to buy one, but in the end decided to buy a synth. Nevertheless, the Rhodes adds extraordinary colour to the sound and inspires me to do the same with my own productions. I find it hard to explain, but it just makes me feel really good. Listening to Ray Charles helps me with producing music. I listen to his music before I begin and it always gets me in the right state of mind
It’s a dream to be as good as him one day, but that requires a lot more practice and experience from my side. And I wouldn’t be too fond being blind either.