Melvin Jackson

Funky Skull (Verve By Request): Vinyl LP


Release date: 8 December, 2023

On his sole album as a leader, bassist Melvin Jackson - a veteran of the Eddie Harris band (this album includes two Harris originals) - plays with a bow, plucks and plugs his upright bass into a Maestro G-2 filter box, a Boomerang, an Echoplex, and an Ampeg amp. The result is soulful, psychedelic, and of course, funky – at once one of the grooviest and most avant-garde albums you’ll ever hear.

This Verve By Request title is pressed on 180-gram vinyl at Third Man in Detroit.

Side A
1. Funky Skull Parts 1 & 2
2. Ma, She's Makin' Eyes At Me
3. Bold And Black
4. Dance Of The Dervish
5. Everybody Loves My Baby

Side B
6. Cold Duck Time Parts 1 & 2
7. Say What
8. Funky Doo
9. Silver Cycles

Vinyl LP