As a Leader

Tony Ventura: Paradise


by Tony Ventura

This album is a mixture of jazz, pop, and funk, with a style reminiscent of Sly and the Family Stone, Earth, Wind & Fire, Grand Funk Railroad, and Gino Vannelli.
Genre: Pop: Power Pop
Release Date: 1990

As a Sideman


What a Woman Needs

by Melba Moore

Released October 1981

(check out the YouTube video of “Let’s Go Back to Lovin“: that’s me on guitar)

Melba Moore

Label: EMI AmericaCatalog#: ST-17060

Format: Vinyl, LP, Album

Country: US

Released:12 Oct 1981

Genre: Funk / Soul Style: Disco


Bass – James Williams

Congas – Darryl Burgee

Drums – Keith Benson

Engineer – Joe Venneri

Guitar – Tony Ventura

Saxophone – Sam Peakes

Written by – Jerry Cohen , Gene McFadden, John Whitehead

Dan Fogel: Soul Eyes

Soul Eyes

by Dan Fogel
Dan is an amazing, very powerful, melodic, reflective and intriguing jazz organist.
Genre: Jazz: Traditional Jazz Combo
Release Date: 2004


Dain: ...half A Dream

...half A Dream

by Dain Carlton Mergenthaler
Quirky but melodic pop-rock songs written in the genre of lennon & mccartney, squeeze, and tom petty
Genre: Pop: Beatles-pop
Release Date: 1995