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Reissued on vinyl for the first time in three decades, Melvin Spark’s sophomore album, 1971’s Spark Plug, finds guitarist Melvin Sparks at his finest, as he delivers laid-back, late-night grooves. The guitarist, who began his career as a member of The Upsetters (the storied road band which once counted Jimi Hendrix and Little Richard among its members), initially rose through ranks in the NYC soul-jazz scene as one of the most in-demand session players. The guitarist proved his prowess as a leader with his 1970 debut, Sparks!, on which he was joined by some of the biggest names in the genre. Spark Plug continues the thread, with the likes of Grover Washington, Jr. on tenor sax, Idris Muhammad on drums, Leon Spencer on organ, and engineer Rudy Van Gelder at the c...

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Jazz Dispensary / Craft
Original Release Year
Release Type
1 LP
33 1/3 rpm
Vinyl Size
12 inch
180 gram
Foil Stamped
Purple Plug
Tip-On; Single
Mastering Studio
Cohearent Audio
Mastering Engineer
Kevin Gray
Pressing Location
Record Technology Incorporated (RTI)
Total Pressing Quantity
Remastering Details
(AAA) Lacquers Cut from the Original Analog Tapes
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