Melvin Sparks

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Melvin Sparks

Call it what you want: Groove, Soul Jazz, Old-School Acid Jazz, BarbequeFunk, Funk Jazz or whatever. Look up those terms in Webster's and there you'll find a picture of Melvin Sparks, the guitarist credited as the originator of the genre. This living legend is more prominent than ever as this new CD "This Is It!" reflects his sensational talent for innovation and heart pounding boogaloo-stylings. With many new originals and some reinterpreted bouncing versions of others by Smokey Robinson, Jack McDuff et al, this new disc is a masterful work by... more