Interview with Melvin Sparks
Melvin Sparks is the Essential Guitar Player. Heís The Master Of The Groove! The Acid-Jazz Pioneer! The Originator of Soul Jazz, Old School Acid Jazz & Barbecue Funk(FUNKJAZZ)
Over the last thirty years he has played with some of Jazzís greatest musicians: David "Fathead" Newman, Lou Donaldson, Hank Crawford, Reuben Wilson and John Patton (are amongst the many). During the 1970s, Sparks backed up Lou Donaldson on the Funk-Jazz classics "Everything I Play Is Funky" and "Hot Dog".
Sparks recorded seven albums of his own and played on over 100 other albums. As a session man for Blue Note and Prestige Records, Sparks laid his signature guitar work on many other musicianís albums without ever being in spotlight. It was during this time that Melvin defined the jazz-guitar sound of a generation.
Here is my Interview with Melvin Sparks: