April 30, 2009

Aging Well

Ramsey Lewis of jazz groove lore.

Watch him swing across South America:
One, Two, Three - Ramsey Lewis, Goin' Latin (1966)

Fourteen years later watch him throw smooth jazz for a funky ride:
Tondelayo - Ramsey Lewis, Routes (1980)

I love musicians like this that I can rely on, and particularly those that I can rely on over the years (say between '65 and '83). I've posted these tracks not because I think they are his best. My personal Ramsey is the epic funk fusion of Sun Goddess and Funky Serenity. Despite that, I've thoroughly dug most all else that I've scooped of his. And these are just two supporting arguments in my five paragraph essay on getting down with RL.

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