One of my memories from childhood is sitting entranced, hearing Ray Charles play piano on television. His voice still affects me the same way. In Genius Loves Company, his last album recorded before his death in 2004, he teams up with some all-time great voices, including Norah Jones, James Taylor, Natalie Cole, Elton John, and even Willie Nelson, making them sound better than ever. I found that this album did not make good background music. I found myself shushing my family so that I could catch every note. So sit back, relax, and savor the legendary tones of Ray Charles and company.