Funky Serenity/Salongo

Funky Serenity/Salongo

by Ramsey Lewis
     
 

Less than two years after the Super Bird label combined Upendo Ni Pamoja (1972) and Sun Goddess (1974), the R2 label reissued two other Ramsey Lewis albums originally released on Columbia: Funky Serenity (1973) and Salongo (1976). The former is primarily a trio date with bassist…  See more details below

Overview

Less than two years after the Super Bird label combined Upendo Ni Pamoja (1972) and Sun Goddess (1974), the R2 label reissued two other Ramsey Lewis albums originally released on Columbia: Funky Serenity (1973) and Salongo (1976). The former is primarily a trio date with bassist Cleveland Eaton and drummer Morris Jennings, featuring material that is both spaced-out (the ten-minute psychedelic trip "Dreams") and relatively organic (a version of the Moody Blues' "Nights in White Satin," where Ed Green's violin provides the main melody line). On the latter, a collaboration with Earth, Wind & Fire's Maurice White and visionary Chicago soul architect Charles Stepney, Lewis mixes Latin and African flavors with some powerful, straight-ahead soul-jazz. Both albums peaked in the Top Ten of Billboard's jazz chart.

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Product Details

Release Date:
04/17/2012
Label:
R2
UPC:
0730003201929
catalogNumber:
19

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Album Credits

Performance Credits

Ramsey Lewis   Primary Artist,Piano,Electric Piano,fender rhodes,Electric Harpsichord,Piano (Grand)
Cleveland Eaton   Bass,Percussion
Jimmy Bryant   Clavinet
Steve Cobb   Drums,Vocals
Byron Gregory   Acoustic Guitar,Electric Guitar
Morris Jennings   Percussion,Drums
Derf Reklaw-Raheem   Flute,Percussion,Vocals
Ed Green   Percussion,Electric Viola
Ron Harris   Electric Bass

Technical Credits

Maurice White   Arranger,Composer,Producer
Cleveland Eaton   Composer
Ramsey Lewis   Arranger,Composer,Producer
Linda Creed   Composer
Byron Gregory   Composer
Morris Jennings   Composer
Teo Macero   Executive Producer
Jerry Peters   Arranger
Derf Reklaw-Raheem   Composer
Charles Stepney   Arranger,Composer,Producer
R. MacDonald   Composer
John Berg   Cover Design
Ed Green   Composer
Hiroshi Morishima   Cover Design
J. Hayward   Composer
W. Salter   Composer
M. White   Composer
Thomas Rudolph Bell   Composer

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