Album Details

RELEASE
1974
LABEL
Columbia
GENRES
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 Goddesshttp://itunes.apple.com/album/sun-goddess-feat-special-guest/id323404732?i=323404770&uo=5&at=11l9vR
  2. Living for the Cityhttp://itunes.apple.com/album/living-for-the-city/id323404732?i=323404776&uo=5&at=11l9vR
  3. Love Songhttp://itunes.apple.com/album/love-song/id323404732?i=323404777&uo=5&at=11l9vR
  4. Jungle Struthttp://itunes.apple.com/album/jungle-strut/id323404732?i=323404815&uo=5&at=11l9vR
  5. Hot Dawgithttp://itunes.apple.com/album/hot-dawgit/id323404732?i=323404816&uo=5&at=11l9vR
  6. Tamburahttp://itunes.apple.com/album/tambura/id323404732?i=323404817&uo=5&at=11l9vR
  7. Gemini Risinghttp://itunes.apple.com/album/gemini-rising/id323404732?i=323404820&uo=5&at=11l9vR
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