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Ron Levy - Zim Zam Zoom


Zim Zam Zoom
Album: Zim Zam Zoom


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    1. Zim Zam Zoom
    2. C.C. Rider
    3. Lost Tribes
    4. U Rockin' Me
    5. Sons of Abraham
    6. Silver Cannonball
    7. Last Go Round
    8. Lonely Avenue

Artist Bio

Ron Levy - Zim Zam Zoom Recorded and mastered by the master himself, Rudy Van Gelder, Zim Zam Zoom is the latest outing from B-3 groovemeister Levy, and the first-ever acid blues record! Featuring Melvin Sparks on guitar and Idris Muhammad on drums, this is a unique melding of blues groove and jazz sensibility. Produced by Levy and legendary jazz producer, Bob Porter.

Ron Levy, B-3 organ / Melvin Sparks, guitar / Idris Muhammad, drums / Stanley Banks, bass / Ralph Dorsey, congas / Gordon Beadle, tenor saxophone /Ray Greene, trombone

"If you like blues and funky soul-jazz (with just a twist of the future), this is an album to enjoy. Hammond B-3 artist Ron Levy gathers some of the greatest groove players of all time for this steam session, including Melvin Sparks on guitar and the great Idris Muhammad on drums. Call it retro or acid-jazz if you want, but groove lover Levy never stops playing that funky soul-jazz long enough to look back. This album carries the groove tradition on, maintaining that integrity. Those who look for B-3 jams in the soul-jazz vein that are as funky as can be will not be disappointed. This is a great CD to own."

- Michael Erlewine (All Music Guide)

"One of the sweetest sets ever cut by organist Ron Levy -- and a record that's done very much in the mode of the older Prestige soul jazz and jazz funk that first inspired his work! Of course, that relation to Prestige is no surprise -- given that Ron's working here with Melvin Sparks on guitar and Idris Muhammad on drums -- who both help give the record a feel that's a lot more classic than you might expect for the date. But the real star of the set is Levy, whose clean, lean lines on the Hammond B-3 recall the early genius of Charles Earland at its best! Titles include "Zim Zam Zoom", "Lost Tribes", "Sons Of Abraham", "Last Go Round", "Silver Cannonball", and "Lonely Avenue".

- DustyGroove newsletter

4 1/2 stars by Downbeat.

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