Melvin Sparks


Legends Of Acid Jazz

  • Release Date: 11 Jul 1996
  • PRCD-24171-2

A spark plug of countless soul-jazz recording dates, Melvin Sparks helped lay the foundation for the acid-jazz movement with a biting guitar attack that combined the complexities of jazz with the directness of the blues. In his mid-twenties at the time he cut these two classic albums--his first as a leader--the Houston-born musician also had his ears plugged into the street, as his sizzling treatments of tunes by Sly and the Family Stone, Eric Burdon and War, and Kool and the Gang so brillian… MORE