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Melvin Sparks: I'm A 'Gittar' Player

Read "I'm A 'Gittar' Player" reviewed by Douglas Payne


Guitarist Melvin Sparks will sound familiar to those who like the fatback soul-jazz of the late 60s and early 70s. That music has new life today as “acid jazz" and Sparks was a significant catalyst in its sound. He's ignited some of the better funk of Lou Donaldson ( Pretty Things and Cosmos ), Sonny Stitt ...


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