Breeding of Mind

Breeding of Mind

by O'Donel LevyO'Donel Levy

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Breeding of Mind pairs guitarist O'Donel Levy with arranger Manny Albam for a genre-defying set that embraces elements of jazz, funk and baroque pop -- the end result is soulful and sublime, couching Levy's uncommonly expressive tone in a series of bold, lush contexts that underline the sophistication of his craft. Backed by bassist Eric Ward, organist Charles Covington and drummer Chester Thompson, Levy transcends the limitations of Groove Merchant warhorses like "Never Can Say Goodbye" and "We've Only Just Begun" with aplomb, winnowing deep inside their familiar melodies to reveal new layers of loveliness, but Breeding of Mind is undoubtedly best served by originals like "Cherries" and "The Chocolate Horse," which address contemporary funk sensibilities with remarkable imagination and intricacy.

Product Details

Release Date: 09/20/2007
Label: Groove Merchant
UPC: 0057362050723
catalogNumber: 507
Rank: 80289

Album Credits

Performance Credits

O'Donel Levy   Primary Artist,Guitar
Chester Thompson   Drums
David Nadien   Violin
Manny Albam   Conductor
Alfred Brown   Violin
Selwart Clarke   Violin
Burt Collins   Flugelhorn
Charles Covington   Organ
Paul Gershman   Violin
Emanuel Green   Violin
Charles McCracken   Cello
Kermit Moore   Cello
Gene Orloff   Violin
George Ricci   Cello
Eric Ward   Bass
Joe Shepley   Flugelhorn
Joe Malin   Violin

Technical Credits

Clifton Davis   Composer
Jerry Leiber   Composer
Barry Mann   Composer
Willie Mitchell   Composer
Manny Albam   Arranger
Malcolm Addey   Engineer
Sam Alexander   Art Direction
O'Donel Levy   Composer
Mike Stoller   Composer
Cynthia Weil   Composer
Earl Brent   Composer

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