Jaman - Sweet Heritage LP
Label: Mad About
Release Date: February 14th, 2020
Numbered limited edition.
Mad About Records present a reissue of Jaman's Sweet Heritage, originally released in 1974. Rare private press jazz-funk with breaks and some spiritual influences reminiscent of Brother Ahh at times. They cover Stevie Wonder's "You Are the Sunshine of My Life" plus play originals that include "Sweet Heritage," "Free Will," "One Of A Kind (Love Affair)," "Serene Beauty," and "In The Fall Of The Year." This is a beautiful sounding record with elements of straight jazz, soul/jazz, and some funky stuff including some free and Afrocentric influences. The main man is Jaman himself (J.E. Manuel) on keyboards, who in the past had worked with R&B bands and many people in the jazz world (Turrentines, Earl Bostic, Sonny Stitt, Joe Farrell, Lenny Welch, Ethel Ennis). Rare private press jazz-funk. Monster '70s spiritual jazz-funk with funky Fender Rhodes.