Thursday, May 25, 2017

Jimmy Ponder - 1977 - White Room

Jimmy Ponder 
White Room

01. If You Need Someone To Love (Let Me Know) 6:18
02. Going Back To Country Living 5:24
03. Easy 4:08
04. Bro' James 5:25
05. White Room 6:17
06. Quintessence 7:09
07. So In Love 5:51

Bass – Chris White (tracks: A3, A4, B2), James Jamerson, Sr. (tracks: A1, B3), Scott Edwards (tracks: A2, B1)
Congas [Conga Drums] – Paulinho Da Costa (tracks: A1, A4)
Design [Collage Design] – John Van Hamersveld
Drums – Victor Jones (tracks: A1 to A4, B2, B3)
Electric Piano – Albert Prince (tracks: A1, B3)
Guitar – Jimmy Ponder
Organ – Albert Prince (tracks: A2, A3, B1)

Recorded at Sound Ideas, New York, N.Y. and ABC Recording Studios, Los Angeles, California.
Mixed at Kendum Recorders, Burbank, California.
Paulinho Da Costa appears through courtesy of Pablo Records.

A sweet little groover from guitarist Jimmy Ponder – a surprisingly satisfying record that features Ponder soloing out over some tight funky backings that almost sound like the best of the larger group sessions on Kudu or Groove Merchant. Jimmy's playing a sweet hollow body that gives him a tone that's a bit like O'Donnel Levy – warm and chromatic, with single notes picked out in a tight progression that has a lot more jazz than you'd expect for the session at the time. One cut does have some vocals from Jimmy, but the rest is instrumental

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