It was during this time that Melvin defined the jazz-guitar sound of a generation. Melvin Sparks is still a much sought-after studio player, both new and old talents seek him out now more than ever. He continues to perform with the greats of this genre such as Leon Spencer Jr., Mike Clark and Idris Mohammed and is now breaking out his legendary guitar wizardry with many younger bands and artists such as Galactic, The Greyboy Allstars, Karl Denson's Tiny Univers, Derek Trucks and Robert Walter's 20th Congress. Melvin is geared up to show us all what he does better than anyone else. Groove hard and in the pocket. Melvin Sparks has perhaps the most inspiring and soul-energizing guitar chops on this planet or another.
He is admired by many performers, and audiences old and young alike, but continues to be a hidden treasure for music fans worldwide. He is Soul-Jazzy and Funky to the core! . Visit the Melvin Sparks Band at myspace.com Discography: 1970 Sparks (Prestige) 1971 Spark Plug (Prestige) 1973 Akilah (Prestige) 1974 Texas Twister (Eastbound) 1975 Melvin Sparks '75 (Westbound) 1981 Sparkling (Muse) 1983 Got The Blues (Nectar) 1997 I'm a Gittar Player (Cannonball) 2002/03 What You Hear Is What You Get (Nectar - Savant) 2004 It Is What It Is(Savant) 2005 This Is It(Savantl) 2006 Groove On Up(Savant) Read more on Last.fm. User-contributed text is available under the Creative Commons By-SA License; additional terms may apply..
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