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"Ron Levy, FINDING MY WAY Levy adds vibes, Fender
Rhodes, even cello to his
soul jazz mix, plus guest artists Karl Denson and Melvin Sparks.
soul jazz been so diverse and melodically interesting, while
- WGMC Radio (www.wgmc.org)
Levy's Wild Kingdom has infected Sirius Satellite Radio. An uncontrollable urge
to dance, groove, or just listen intently has overcome the Sirius crowd. The sharp
songwriting, top shelf playing and cool arrangements included on the disc "Finding
My Way", prompted the Sirius Jam Band channel, Jam _ON, to start with 'I
Try & I Try', 'Best Cookies', 'The Wes Side', and 'Some Sorta Blue'. Ron weaves
his "Leslie-induced" sound between expert licks from Karl Denson and
Melvin Sparks. This is a must-have disc for the jazz/jam band fan."
Lenny Bloch -Sirius Satellite Radio, NYC
best we've heard so far from funky organist Ron Levy -- working here with some
real heavy hitters, including saxophonist Karl Denson and guitar jazz legend Melvin
Sparks! The grooves are lean and clean -- stepping forth with a solid power that
recalls the glory days of the funky Hammond combo, and done by Ron in a style
that pays more than enough homage to those who have gone before, but which also
has a strong voice that's all his own! Loads of great original tracks -- with
titles that include "Steady Like Freddy", "I Try & I Try",
"Best Cookies", "Cuch Cuch", "Finding My Way", "Some
Sorta Blue", and "Exfiled"."
jams are so tight, elegant, and chops-heavy, I would've sworn
that he was from the UK! What a surprise to learn that he's
a Yank, and a way funky one at that. His jams sound incredible
on The Groove Boutique."
- Rafe Gomez, host of The Groove
syndicated jazz mix show - London, UK
Levy's new CD sounds more like 'Found My Way', then its title 'Finding My Way'!
Back on board for the best Wild Kingdom safari ever, is Ron's previous band-mate
guitarist Melvin Sparks, and for added good measure ex-Grey Boy All-Star and now
solo artist Karl Denson. Both add zesty spice to this AMAZING mix. Dig
these heavy organic grooves, I did!"
Bob Putignano - 'Sounds of Blue' WFDU-FM,
Goldmine Magazine and President of
the New York Blues & Jazz Society
opening cello notes signal that 'FINDING MY WAY' is not "just"
organ-based outing (though the world can always use more of those).
The next hour-plus of listening confirms that Levy's savvy musicianship
on Hammond, piano, Rhodes, keyboards, vibes and bass and his breadth
of influences and inspirations,makes it as one of the choicest
such albums of the new Millennium. Between
RLWK's commanding monarch and his kingdom whose nobility includes
seasoned groove-masters Melvin Sparks and Karl Denson, Levy's
ensemble has produced a recording of noteworthy substance and
excellence, with an infectiousness matched by its depth. Just
don't play 'FINDING MY WAY' where smoking isn't allowed, because
that's all Ron Levy's Wild Kingdom does from start to finish!"
Dick Shurman - Producer/journalist
Ron Levy's Wild Kingdom! Whole Wheat Radio (www.wholewheatradio.org)
is featuring you all day today and I just wanted to say. Great
music! I've been listening all day, in the background. Your
songs have definitely stood out in the mix. Thanks for making
it so available."
"This record 'Finding My Way' is about staying power and
being remembered a generation away."
Kahil Breithauupt, Hammond Beat
speechless over these CD's you sent me. Damn, man...you'll be
in the books just like you should. This is heavy sh*t, I wish
you could come play on some of mine once in a while."
Yo' old broke-down miss-treated blues buddy, James Harman