Album Details

Jazz, Soul Jazz, Crossover Jazz, Jazz Instrument, Piano Jazz, Jazz-Pop

Album Review

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.
Rovi Staff, Rovi

Track Listing

  1. Sun Goddess
  2. Living for the City
  3. Love Song
  4. Jungle Strut
  5. Hot Dawgit
  6. Tambura
  7. Gemini Rising
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