Zooma


Zooma

Infobox Album | Name = Zooma
Type = Album
Artist = John Paul Jones


Released = September, 1999
Recorded =
Genre = Instrumental rock, heavy metal
Length = 47:42
Label = Discipline Global Mobile
Producer = John Paul Jones
Reviews = *Allmusic rating|4|5 [http://www.allmusic.com/cg/amg.dll?p=amg&sql=10:5t6cmpeh9f8o~T1 link]
*"Rolling Stone" Rating|3|5 [http://www.rollingstone.com/artists/johnpauljones/albums/album/249972/review/5941773/zooma link] | Last album = "The Sporting Life"
(1994)
This album = "Zooma"
(1999)
Next album = "The Thunderthief"
(2001)

"Zooma" is the 1999 instrumental debut solo-album by former Led Zeppelin bassist and keyboardist John Paul Jones.

It showcases his acoustic abilities along with his composing abilities. Several tracks contain orchestral arrangements, the most notable being "Snake Eyes."This album illustrates Jones's unique composition style, in which he takes a theme or simple melody, and repeats it and builds on it, often with tension-inducing arrangements.

Zooma contains one organ solo by Jones (on "Snake Eyes"), which also contains orchestra arrangement. He uses his triple-necked guitar often, and also plays a wide assortment of instruments (as well as bass guitar).

It is often debated whether this album sounds similar to the music of Led Zeppelin. While it is generally agreed that "Nosumi Blues" sounds the most "Zeppelin-esque", when posed with the question of whether or not the album sounds Zeppelin-influenced, John Paul Jones replied "Well, wasn't Led Zeppelin John Paul Jones-influenced?"

Track listing

#"Zooma" – 5:52
#"Grind" – 5:20
#"The Smile of Your Shadow" – 5:50
#"Goose" – 4:58
#"Bass 'N' Drums" – 2:32
#"B. Fingers" – 5:26
#"Snake Eyes" – 7:32
#"Nosumi Blues" – 5:48
#"Tidal" – 4:20

Personnel

* John Paul Jones - bass guitar, double bass, keyboards, guitars, electric mandola, Kyma
* Pete Thomas - drums, percussion
* Paul Leary - lead guitar
* Trey Gunn - rhythm guitar, Warr guitar
* Denny Fongheiser - djembe, drums
* Stuart Sullivan - Recording engineer
* Richard Evans - Recording engineer
* Brian Foraker - Recording engineer
* Geoff Foster - Recording engineer

ee also

* [http://www.johnpauljones.com/home.html John Paul Jones Official Website]


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