8th Records

Weldon Irvine - Sinbad (LP)

$24.99

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

Sinbad

Don't You Worry 'Bout A Thing

What's Goin' On?

I Love You

Do Something For Yourself

Music Is The Key

Here's Where I Came In

Gospel Feeling

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