Melvin Sparks

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Savant CD 2049
Melvin Sparks
What You Hear Is What You Get

Melvin Sparks wrote the book on Jazz-Funk guitar and is now currently the buzz on the Jam Band scene. From his contributions as a pioneer of Acid Jazz to this new and enormously popular Jam Band genre Melvin's guitar has been an ever-present force in jazz-funk-rhythm-blues music for thirty years. A popular session player for Blue Note, Prestige, Muse, HighNote and others, with artists like Lou Donaldson, 'Fathead' Newman, Houston Person, Charles Earland et al, this, Melvin's latest CD as a leader, was cited in the March 2003 Downbeat as being one of the top 50 Soul Jazz Albums of 2002. Bringing with him the great B-3 artistry of Reuben Wilson and the saxophone fenom 'Topaz', Melvin lays down track after funky track and, as he did for all those years, defines the sound and shape that music is to take.

Featuring Reuben Wilson - B-3; Topaz - tenor saxophone, with Joe Hrbek - alto sax; Tim Luntzel - bass; George Papageorge - B-3; Carter McLean - drums

Tracks: Another Jo; What You Hear Is What You Get; The Governor; Funky Good Time; Turnin' Point; Matter of Time; Get N' It; Money (That's What I Want); Breeze.

 Another Joe

 The Governor

 Turnin' Point

 Matter Of Time

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