Monday, January 2, 2017

Carlos Garnett - 1975 - Let This Melody Ring On

Carlos Garnett 
Let This Melody Ring On

01. Good Sheperd 4:30
02. Panama Roots 9:30
03. Ghetto Jungle 5:20
04. Senior Trane 7:35
05. Samba Serendade 6:33
06. Let This Melody Ring On 6:44

Bass – James (Fish) Benjamin (tracks: A1, B1)
Drums – Howard King
Electric Bass, Acoustic Bass [Contra Bass] – Anthony Jackson
Guitar – Reggie Lucas
Keyboards – Hubert Eaves
Percussion – Neil Clarke
Strings – Charles Dalton, Diedre Murray, Howard Hall (6), Joe Singer, John Blake, Richard Locker
Tenor Saxophone, Baritone Saxophone, Ukulele, Vocals – Carlos Garnett
Trombone, Euphonium – Kiane Zawadi
Trumpet – Olu Dara
Ukulele – Carlos Chambers (tracks: A3), Carlos Jordan (tracks: A3)
Vocals – Prema

Carlos Garnett’s third album for Muse ‘Let This melody Ring on’ was recorded in 1975 and has a funkier edge than the first two. ‘The Good Shepherd’ is probably the best known track on the album a funky Jazz dance instrumental groove. ‘Senor Trane’ is a lovely modal jazz workout paying homage to the maestro saxophonist. ‘Panama Roots’ is an interesting near 10 minute musical journey to Carlos homeland. Prema sings on the swinging Jazz dancer ‘Samba Seranade’ which really cooks which also features a great keyboard solo from Hubert Eaves. ‘Ghetto Jungle and ‘Let This Melody Ring on’ are funkier string laden vocal tracks that complete this excellent Funky Jazz album.

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