Ramsey Lewis – Sun Goddess (1974/2017)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/192 kHz | Time – 36:11 minutes | 1,34 GB
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Time – 36:11 minutes | 824 MB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download – Source: AcousticSounds | Artwork: Front cover | Genre: Jazz | © Columbia
Ramsey Emmanuel Lewis Jr. is an American jazz composer and pianist. After his classic acoustic albums in the 1960s, Ramsey Lewis wanted to head in a new musical direction in the 1970s. As the mid-70s approached, he reunited with Maurice White, who at that time was with his own band, Earth, Wind & Fire. Members of EW&F including White played on the album sessions, while Philip Bailey added vocals.
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.
01 – Sun Goddess (feat. Earth, Wind & Fire)
02 – Living for the City
03 – Love Song
04 – Jungle Strut
05 – Hot Dawgit
06 – Tambura
07 – Gemini Rising