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Melvin Sparks
Akilah!

Album US 1972 on Prestige label
Jazz (Soul-Jazz)

Spine: Prestige Stereo 10039 Front cover: PR10039 Back cover: Prestige 10039 Labels: PRT-10039 "Akilah means: Perception - Discernment - Intelligence - Understanding"

        
Musicians
PortraitMelvin Sparks g, 1946-2011 US
guitar, album by, written by
PortraitGeorge Coleman ts, *1935 US
alto saxophone
PortraitSonny Fortune as, fl, *1939 US
alto saxophone
PortraitIdris Muhammad dr, 1939-2014 US
drums
PortraitDave Hubbard ss, fl, *1940 US
flute, tenor saxophone
PortraitHubert Laws fl, *1939 US
flute
J. Billy VerPlanck sax, str, tb, US
orchestrated by
PortraitLeon Spencer, Jr. 1945-2012 US
organ, piano, written by
Buddy Caldwell cng,
percussion
PortraitFrank Wess fl, ts, sax, 1922-2013 US
tenor saxophone
PortraitErnie Royal tr, 1921-1983 US
trumpet
PortraitVirgil Jones tr, 1939-2012 US
trumpet
Producers
Tony Lane art direction, photography by
Rudy Van Gelder mastered by, recorded by, engineer
Ozzie Cadena supervised by
Album Tracks
No Title Artist Composer Duration
1Love The Life You LiveMelvin SparksGene Redd Jr., Kool & The Gang5:35
2On The UpMelvin SparksMelvin Sparks6:23
3All Wrapped UpMelvin SparksMelvin Sparks4:40
4AkilahMelvin SparksMelvin Sparks4:35
5Blues For J.B.Melvin SparksMelvin Sparks7:05
6The Image Of LoveMelvin SparksLeon Spencer, Jr.6:45
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