Lossless Melvin Sparks – I’m A ‘Gittar’ Player (1997) FLAC (image + .cue) music download
Melvin Sparks | Album:
I’m A ‘Gittar’ Player | Released:
1997 | Label:
Cannonball Records | Catalog #:
CBD 27101 | Genre:
Jazz, Smoth Jazz, Blues | Country:
USA | Duration:
I’m A Gittar Player album by Melvin Sparks was released Oct 28, 1997 on the Cannonball label. Although he appeared on countless R&B and soul-jazz sessions in the 1960s and early 1970s, Melvin Sparks has recorded only sporadically as a leader over the years.
I’m A Gittar Player music CDs The late 1990s found the swinging, Grant Green-influenced guitarist recording for the Minneapolis-based Cannonball label and playing much the same type of groove-oriented organ-combo music he’d been embracing 25 and 30 years earlier. I’m A Gittar Player songs Recalling his work with Charles Earland, I’m a ‘Gittar’ Player employs Ron Levy on the Hammond B-3 and offers a very accessible fusion of jazz, R&B, blues and pop that often sounds like it could have been recorded in 1970.
I’m A Gittar Player album The only thing letting you know that this decent, enjoyable CD wasn’t recorded back then is some Salt-N-Pepa-ish rapping that Sparks’ daughters Ayisha and Idrissa provide on a remake of KC & the Sunshine Band’s “Get Down Tonight.” Otherwise, a retro outlook prevails. I’m A Gittar Player CD music From the Latin-influenced “Jiggy” (which bears a definite resemblance to War’s 1970 hit “Spill the Wine”) to congenial numbers like “Sparkling,” “Taste the Flavor” and “Mr.
I’m A Gittar Player music CDs Texas,” I’m a ‘Gittar’ Player demonstrates that jazz can have commercial appeal and pop leanings without sacrificing the type of spontaneity and blues feeling that make it jazz in the first place. ~ Alex Henderson
Personnel: Melvin Sparks (guitar).
Recording information: Magic Shop, New York, NY.
01. Mr. Texan [7:08]
02. Balcony [5:15]
03. Jiggy [6:29]
04. Boogie Street [5:28]
05. I’m A ‘Gittar’ Player [5:36]
06. Sparkling [3:37]
07. Taste The Flavor [4:20]
08. All Day, All Night [4:33]
09. Get Down Tonite [4:23]
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