The bare-bones nature of Ray Charles's November 2000 concert at the historic Paris Olympia (which he first played in 1960) will be impossible to miss, especially for those with the sweeping orchestral magnificence of the Ray biopic still fresh in their minds. It turns out the then-70-year-old R&B icon's show was unplugged due to a transportation issue that left most of his band stranded at the airport, as is explained at great length by the concert's organizer, Jean-Pierre Grosz. The result, a pared-down arrangement of just drummer, bassist, guitarist and, of course, Ray's trusty keyboard, offers much unique riffing on his standards, which is bound to appeal to fans. On this well-captured DVD, his songs are drawn out, made more sparse and left open to jazzy variation, a freedom that complements the plaintive Georgian's voice especially well. An unhurried, charmingly intimate performance.