Sun Goddess [Bonus Tracks Edition]

Sun Goddess [Bonus Tracks Edition]

by Ramsey LewisRamsey Lewis

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Overview

Pianist Ramsey Lewis first came to fame as the purveyor of swinging soul-jazz in the mid-'60s, but like a lot of musicians he underwent some major changes by the end of that decade. Sun Goddess (1974), Lewis' biggest success of the decade, is miles away from the finger-snapping supper club sounds of "The In Crowd." By this time, Lewis had transformed himself into a jazz fusion funkateer, riffing on electric piano and synthesizer amid arrangements that meld jazz with funk, R&B, and yes, even touches of progressive rock. Sun Goddess is also something of a stealth Earth, Wind & Fire album, as it features most of the key players from that band, and bears echoes of EW&F's jazzier, more atmospheric side. [A 2015 CD re-release added bonus tracks.]

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Release Date: 09/01/2017
Label: Funkytown Grooves
UPC: 5060196469680
catalogNumber: 1
Rank: 32592

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