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Sinbad
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6/13/2011

"In 1976, jazz keyboardist Weldon Irvine was in a transitional phase of his career. Having spent years as Nina Simone's band leader, he had developed into a full-formed, mature musician by the early 70s, creating a sound that combined modern jazz, soul, funk and blues with an underlying social and spiritual consciousness. Sinbad , his last ever album for a major label, marked the high point of that period. Mixing original songs with covers by Marvin Gaye ('What's Goin' On') and Stevie Wonder ('Don't You Worry 'Bout a Thing'), Irvine led an exemplary group of players--guitarist Eric Bale, saxophonist Michael Brecker and a breakout performance by pianist Don Blackman, who also supplied vocals--on an ambitious, intricate musical journey that's both technically brilliant and emotionally striking. Afterwards, Irvine found further success in writing musical stage productions, leaving Sinbad as one of his final--and greatest--recordings. Get On Down is proud to present Weldon Irvine's masterpiece Sinbad as it was intended to be experienced, with a beautiful new digital transfer from the original analog tapes."