1977 Jimmy Ponder – White Room

White Room is the third album by Jimmy Ponder. It was released in 1977 on Impulse.

Jimmy Ponder (May 10, 1946 – September 16, 2013) was an American jazz guitarist.

Ponder started playing guitar at age 14. He was influenced most by Wes Montgomery and Kenny Burrell. He began playing with Charles Earland at 17, and in the following years with Lou Donaldson, Houston Person, Donald Byrd, Stanley Turrentine, and Jimmy McGriff. He moved to Philadelphia and later New York City in the 1970s, and recorded extensively as a leader for a number of jazz labels. Since the late 1980s, he frequently returned to his hometown to perform with his trio of two other Pittsburgh musicians, Roger Humphries and Gene Ludwig. Ponder’s highest charting release was the 2007 CD “Somebody’s Child”, topping at #3 on the JazzWeek “airplays” chart in June of that year.

Tracks

1  If You Need Someone To Love (Jimmy Ponder) 6:11
2  Going Back To Country Living (Linda Creed; Thom Bell) 5:19
3  Easy (Jimmy Ponder) 4:04
4  Bro’ James (Jimmy Ponder) 5:22
5  White Room (Jack Bruce; Pete Brown) 6:12
6  Quintessence (Jimmy Ponder) 7:05
7  So In Love (Jimmy Ponder) 5:49

Media

Musicians

1 If You Need Someone To Love

BassJames Jamerson Sr
DrumsVictor Jones
GuitarJimmy Ponder
ClavinetSonny Burke
PianoAlbert Prince
PercussionPaulinho Da Costa
VocalsJimmy Ponder


2 Going Back To Country Living

BassScott Edwards
DrumsVictor Jones
GuitarJimmy Ponder
OrganAlbert Prince
PianoSonny Burke
PercussionPaulinho Da Costa


3 Easy

BassChris White (B)
DrumsVictor Jones
GuitarJimmy Ponder
OrganAlbert Prince
PercussionStacy Edwards


4 Bro’ James

BassChris White (B)
DrumsVictor Jones
GuitarJimmy Ponder
ClavinetAlbert Prince
PercussionPaulinho Da Costa


5 White Room

BassScott Edwards
DrumsJames Gadson
GuitarJimmy Ponder
ClavinetSonny Burke
PianoAlbert Prince
SynthesizerSonny Burke
PercussionPaulinho Da Costa


6 Quintessence

BassChris White (B)
DrumsVictor Jones
GuitarJimmy Ponder
PianoAlbert Prince
SynthesizerMichael Boddicker
SynthesizerCedric Lawson
PercussionPaulinho Da Costa


7 So In Love

BassJames Jamerson Sr
DrumsVictor Jones
GuitarJimmy Ponder
PianoAlbert Prince
VocalsJimmy Ponder

Liner Notes

Producer – Esmond Edwards
Arranged By (Strings) – Johnny Pate
Concertmaster – Charles Veal Jr
onductor (Strings) – Johnny Pate
Engineer – Barney Perkins, Skip Juried
Engineer (Mixing) – Barney Perkins

Art Direction – Earl Klasky
Design (Collage Design) – John Van Hamersveld
Photography – Chris Callis

Recorded At – Sound Ideas Studios
Recorded At – ABC Recording Studios
Mixed At – Kendun Recorders