Ramsey Lewis – Routes

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Routes is a studio album by Ramsey Lewis, released in 1980 on Columbia Records. The album reached No. 7 on the Billboard Top Jazz Albums chart.

“Standard Ramsey Lewis vehicle; good-to-routine pop-flavored and soulful material with some rousing piano solos and some not so energetic. Lewis was in the middle of another impressive run, making one hit album after another.” – Ron Wynn/AllMusic.

Track listing:
1. “Whisper Zone” Al McKay, Jon Lind, Larry Dunn 3:00
2. “High Point” Al McKay, Larry Dunn 3:48
3. “Tondelayo” Larry Dunn, Lenny White 4:52
4. “Caribbean Blue” Larry Dunn 4:14
5. “Looking Glass” Ramsey Lewis 3:33
6. “Come Back Jack” Terry Marie Poret 3:36
7. “Colors In Space” Larry Dunn, Maurice White 2:57
8. “Crystals ‘N Sequence” Allen Toussaint 2:39
9. “You Are The Reason” James L. Mack 4:56
10. “Hell On Wheels” Allen Toussaint 4:08

Bass – Byron Miller, David Barard, Kenny Burke
Drums – Herman V. Ernest III, James Gadson, Ndugu Chancler
Electric Piano [Yamaha Electric, Fender Rhodes] – Sam Henry, Jr.
Flugelhorn – Rahm Lee
Guitar – Al McKay, Leo Nocentelli, Roland Bautista
Keyboards – Larry Dunn
Percussion – Fred White, Kenneth “Afro” Williams, Paulinho Da Costa, Phillip Bailey
Piano [Steinway Concert Grand Piano, Electric Piano [Fender Rhodes] – Ramsey Lewis
Saxophone – Donald Myrick
Soloist, Alto Saxophone – Donald Myrick
Synthesizer, Programmed By [Synthesizer], Piano, Electric Piano [Fender Rhodes] – Larry Dunn
Trombone – Louis Satterfield
Trumpet – Michael Davis
Vocals – Jon Lind, Maurice White, Warren Weinberg


Released: 1980
Label: Columbia
Producer: Allen Toussaint, Larry Dunn