Organist Ron Levy Releases 'After Midnight Grooves' with Melvin Sparks and Karl Denson on Levtron Records


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After Midnight Grooves extends the attention to detail and groove obsession that Finding My Way demonstrated as my pick for “#1 Soul Jazz CD of 2003". Levy slows the rolling boil to a steamy simmer, at times adding “strings" appealing to the smoothest of the hippest 'after hours' jazz crowds. On the other funkier cuts, Levy and celebrated guest artists like Melvin Sparks and Karl Denson add vibrant colors, new dimensions, textures and intriguing arrangements to solid soul jazz rhythms, with flavors of Hip-Hop and Blues sprinkled in. Another, outstanding Levy effort!"

~ Chuck Ingersoll -- host of the Soul Jazz Spectrum -- WGMC, Rochester -- www.wgmc.org

“Listen to Ron Levy and you'll hear the sound-of- SOUL played in today's modern-hip grooves. It's a low-down, blues/jazz funky swing that makes & keeps Ron Levy's music stay above the pack."

~ Pete Fallico - host of The Doodlin' Lounge - KUSP, San Jose

“Ron Levy has created another outstanding album. Who else is able to combine cool modern grooves with elements of blues, jazz, funk and soul with such excellence and tasty flavoring with such warm vibrating soulful sounds? It's the perfect music to groove with, after midnight - and of course by daylight!"

~ Ralf Hoffmann, OKEY!-Magazine, Germany

About Ron Levy's Wild Kingdom

Ron Levy's Wild Kingdom grooveliciously combines, works, plays in, stretches out, distorts, harmonizes and reflects the familiar with the exotic, the smooth and toxic, the dynamic ups and the downs, the known and unknown boundaries of blues and jazz, Latin and gospel, hip-hop and free style feelings into a unique musical gumbo exciting young hip club and college audiences everywhere across the globe.

Levy, a steady 25+ year veteran of every cool scene to be seen, whether it be with B.B. King, Roomful of Blues, Karl Denson as organist, pianist, writer, arranger, sideman or soloist, producer [9 Grammy nominations] and A&R man of over 200 recording projects of traditional and contemporary blues, R&B, jazz, gospel, and 'real deal', 'hard core' music from New Orleans, Memphis, NYC, West Coast, Texas and beyond. Levy has culminated and organized his musical/magical 'know how' and formed an elite group of top musicians, including Karl Denson, Melvin Sparks & Russ Lawton on his newest release After Midnight Grooves.

You can listen to and purchase After Midnight Grooves at CD Baby.

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