Wednesday, 9 May 2018

O'Donel Levy "Simba" 1974 US Soul Jazz Funk


O'Donel Levy  "Simba" 1974 US Soul Jazz Funk 
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http://www.jazzlists.com/SJ_ODonel_Levy.htm


What a fantastic piece of jazz funk. Every single person involved in the creation of this album is exceptional. Tony Levin and Steve Gadd together makes for one of the tightest rhythm sections I could imagine. The horn arrangements are both sensitive and powerful. The brass and woodwind solos are all up to grade as well. And of course the star of it all has to be O'Donel Levy’s own guitar playing. His runs are incredibly slick, and his rhythm is also quite impressive, the progressions he plays on Joni have a certain lyrical quality to them and the song is resultingly a standout. The best actual playing from him comes from the first track. Overall this album is very great and very replayable. …by.. nurrishment ….~


An excellent jazz-funk album. Great variations in the songs and themes as well. The 2 opening songs are the best, but the rest is also excellent. …by…
creamyPB ….~ 


Top copy of a top record. Manny Albam arrangement posing a modest African influence makes for an unusual but seriously funky Groove Merchant recording. One of Levy’s best and certainly rarest. US original with cover is shrink and the vinyl bordering near mint this is a great item….~ 


Those looking for funky guitarists and moving away from the usual suspects like George Benson quickly find O'Donel Levy. The man made a few unused plates, but this is probably his masterpiece. Like the opener “Bad, Bad, Simba” sounds like a terrific Blaxploitation interlude, crowned with jazzy garlands. The melancholy antidote to the evil Simba then exists on the B side with the sad Simba…..~ 


Crédits 

O'Donel Levy : guitare 
Tony Levin : basse 
Steve Gadd : batterie 
Jim Madison : percussions 
Warren Bernhardt : piano électrique 
Lew Soloff : bugle 
Cecil Bridgewater : bugle 
Alan Rubin : bugle 
Burt Collins : bugle 
Eddie Daniels : flûte, piccolo flûte, saxophone baryton 
Bill Watrous : trombone 
Lew Soloff : trompette 
Jon Faddis : trompette 
Ernie Royal : trompette 
Burt Collins : trompette 


Tracklist 
A1 Bad, Bad, Simba 7:16 
A2 Kilimanjaro Cookout 4:53 
A3 Playhouse 4:37 
A4 Sierra Lonely 5:34 
B1 Sad, Sad, Simba 6:07 
B2 Joni 5:10 
B3 Nigerian Knights 5:06 







Discography

1) Black Velvet (1971) 
2) Breeding Of Mind (1972) 
3) Dawn Of A New Day (1973) 
4) Everything I Do Gonna Be Funky (1974) 
5) Simba (1974) 
6) Windows (1976) 
7) Time Has Changed (1977) 
8) Through A Song (1982) 
9) In The Name Of Love (2004) 

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