Max Roach - M'Boom (1979) {Columbia}

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Max Roach - M'Boom (1979) {Columbia}

Max Roach - M'Boom (1979) {Columbia}
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Genre: Jazz, Afro-Cuban Jazz, Afrobeat

In 1979 Max Roach founded M'Boom, a group consisting of eight percussionists. Their debut recording (which has been reissued on this Columbia CD) is far from being a monotonous drum battle. In fact, through the utilization of a wide range of instruments that include chimes, timbales, marimba, vibes, xylophone, tympani, various bells and steel drums, there are quite a lot of melodies to be heard during these nine performances (which are all group originals other than Thelonious Monk's "Epistrophy"). This is a particularly colorful set that is easily recommended not only to jazz and percussion fans but to followers of World music.

Takis Barberis - Porto Kayio (2004) {Libra Music}

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Takis Barberis - Porto Kayio (2004) {Libra Music}

Takis Barberis - Porto Kayio (2004) {Libra Music}
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Genre: Fusion, Ethnic Fusion

A jazz amalgam which embodies various elements from Indian, Funk, Rock, African, Balkan and Greek music. Melodic compositions for Guitars, Trumpet, El. Sitar, Tabla, Piano, Synth, Bass and Drums full of spirited improvisations.

Marcus Miller - A Night In Monte-Carlo (2010) {Dreyfus}

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Marcus Miller - A Night In Monte-Carlo (2010) {Dreyfus}

Marcus Miller - A Night In Monte-Carlo (2010) {Dreyfus}
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Genre: Jazz-Funk, Fusion

Had Marcus Miller chosen a more fusion-centric path, it's quite possible that he would have become as iconic among fusion heads as Jaco Pastorius or Miroslav Vitous. Miller certainly knows his way around his electric bass, and he probably would have been a great addition to Return to Forever if Stanley Clarke had been unavailable for their 2008 reunion tour and Chick Corea had offered him the gig. But that is speculation, of course. What we can say with certainty is that being hell-bent for fusion is not the path chosen by the highly eclectic, broad-minded Miller, who is as well known for his work with Luther Vandross and for co-writing E.U.'s 1988 funk/go-go hit "Da Butt" as he is for the composing, producing, and playing he did on Miles Davis' Tutu and Amandla albums in the ‘80s.

Herbie Hancock - Man-Child (1975) {MFSL}

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Herbie Hancock - Man-Child (1975) {MFSL}

Herbie Hancock - Man-Child (1975) {MFSL}
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Genre: Jazz-Funk, Fusion

Perhaps the funkiest album of Herbie Hancock's early- to mid-'70s jazz/funk/fusion era, Man-Child starts off with the unforgettable "Hang Up Your Hang Ups," and the beat just keeps coming until the album's end. "Sun Touch" and "Bubbles" are slower, but funky nonetheless. Hancock is the star on his arsenal of keyboards, but guitarist Wah Wah Watson's presence is what puts a new sheen on this recording, distinguishing it from its predecessors, Head Hunters and Thrust. Others among the all-star cast of soloists and accompanists include Wayne Shorter on soprano sax, Stevie Wonder on chromatic harmonica, and longtime Hancock cohort Bennie Maupin on an arsenal of woodwinds.

The Isley Brothers - Winner Takes All (1979) {Big Break Records}

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The Isley Brothers - Winner Takes All (1979) {Big Break Records}

The Isley Brothers - Winner Takes All (1979) {Big Break Records}
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Genre: Funk, Soul

Winner Takes All was originally released as a two-album set, which reflected how popular the Isley Brothers were during this period of time. It features some rather lengthy but entertaining pieces. Ronald Isley's silky tenor remains untarnished throughout the album. "I Wanna Be with You" made its claim on the Billboard R&B charts, peaking at number one. "Winner Takes All" and "It's a Disco Night" followed in that order and only managed to reach numbers 38 and 27, respectively. Decent songs they are, but not as explosive as some of the Isley Brothers previously released up-tempo numbers. And as danceable as they, they come closer to good-listening songs. However, there are three solid ballads: "Let's Fall in Love," "How Lucky I Am" and "You're the Key to My Heart."

Oscar Castro-Neves - Playful Heart (2003) {Mack Avenue}

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Oscar Castro-Neves - Playful Heart (2003) {Mack Avenue}

Oscar Castro-Neves - Playful Heart (2003) {Mack Avenue}
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Genre: Brazilian Jazz, Bossa Nova

The beloved Brazilian guitar legend's resumé is so chock-full of varied musical experiences – jazz, pop, film scoring, ten years with Sergio Mendes – that his brilliant solo efforts can't help but include informal homages to different eras of his life. He starts out here getting straight to the heart of the matter, paying tribute to his fellow countryman Antonio Carlos Jobim with a self-contained plucky guitar/vocal duet of "Waters of March," which includes spirited scat passages. He moves into samba mode for a lively medley of Dizzy Gillespie and Charlie Parker tunes, "Groovin' High/Whispering," deferring to Toots Thielemans' always engaging harmonica for melody as he harmonizes gently; then they switch roles.

Miroslav Vitous - Guardian Angels (1978) {Evidence Music}

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Miroslav Vitous - Guardian Angels (1978) {Evidence Music}

Miroslav Vitous - Guardian Angels (1978) {Evidence Music}
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Genre: Jazz, Fusion

This is a fusion date that mixes together Miroslav Vitous' acoustic bass with electric instruments including Kenny Kirkland's synthesizer and guitarist John Scofield. Some of the music grooves (such as "Off to Buffalo") while other tracks are episodic mood pieces. Actually most of the performances have an incomplete feel to them with "Guardian Angels" wandering somewhat aimlessly, making this a CD recommended only to completists.

Eliane Elias - Music From Man Of La Mancha (2018) {Concord Jazz}

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Eliane Elias - Music From Man Of La Mancha (2018) {Concord Jazz}

Eliane Elias - Music From Man Of La Mancha (2018) {Concord Jazz}
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Genre: Post-Bop, Latin Jazz

Pianist Eliane Elias follows her Latin Grammy win for 2017's magnificent Dance of Time with this set of tunes from the iconic musical Man of La Mancha. During the mid-'90s, Elias was approached by Mitch Leigh, the Tony-winning composer of her musical; he'd followed her career and greatly admired her work. Accompanied by Neil Warner, arranger for the original musical, he commissioned the pianist to rearrange songs from the show. Elias was given complete freedom to choose which songs she wished to record. She hired two rhythm sections: One featured drummer Jack DeJohnette and bassist Eddie Gomez; the other bassist Marc Johnson, drummer Satoshi Takeishi, and master percussionist Manolo Badrena (who plays with both groups). Elias and her sidemen recorded nine songs live in studio. Unfortunately, the completed album was shelved due to contractual issues and seemed doomed to obscurity. Leigh passed in 2014 and never saw its release. Concord rescued the album and added it to their catalog some 23 years after recording.

Tito Puente - More Mambo On Broadway (1991) {West Wind}

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Tito Puente - More Mambo On Broadway (1991) {West Wind}

Tito Puente - More Mambo On Broadway (1991) {West Wind}
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Genre: Afro-Cuban Jazz, Latin Jazz, Mambo

Ernesto Antonio "Tito" Puente (April 20, 1923 – May 31, 2000) was an American musician, songwriter and record producer. The son of Ernest and Ercilia Puente, native Puerto Ricans living in New York City's Spanish Harlem, Puente is often credited as "The Musical Pope", "El Rey de los Timbales" (The King of the Timbales) and "The King of Latin Music". He is best known for dance-oriented mambo and Latin jazz compositions that endured over a 50-year career. He and his music appear in many films such as The Mambo Kings and Fernando Trueba's Calle 54. He guest-starred on several television shows, including Sesame Street and The Simpsons two-part episode "Who Shot Mr. Burns?". His famous song is "Oye Como Va".

Azymuth - Fenix (2016) {Far Out}

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Azymuth - Fenix (2016) {Far Out}

Azymuth - Fenix (2016) {Far Out}
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Genre: Jazz-Funk, Latin Jazz

Azymuth are back! With Fênix, their first album in five years, the Brazilian mavericks have recreated the energy of those spellbinding seventies’ sessions which would launch them into international recognition and confirm their status as one of Brazil’s most successful bands. It's a ten-track journey through the full spectrum of Azymuth’s brilliantly coloured expressionist fusion, with all the cosmic energy and masterful musicianship you’d expect from the world's greatest three-man orchestra… Azymuth rise from the ashes!

The Isley Brothers feat. Ronald Isley - Tracks of Life (1992) {Warner}

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The Isley Brothers feat. Ronald Isley  - Tracks of Life (1992) {Warner}

The Isley Brothers feat. Ronald Isley - Tracks of Life (1992) {Warner}
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Genre: Funk, Soul

The first album in nearly a decade to include younger brothers Ernie and Marvin backing up brother Ronald, the album scored two more R&B hits with "Whatever Turns You On" and "Sensitive Lover". It would be the group's last studio recording for Warner Bros.

The Isley Brothers - The Heat Is On (1975) {T-Neck}

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The Isley Brothers - The Heat Is On (1975) {T-Neck}

The Isley Brothers - The Heat Is On (1975) {T-Neck}
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Genre: Funk, Soul

1975's The Heat Is On was the third album that the Isley Brothers recorded with their 3 + 3 lineup, and by that time, the lineup had really perfected its attractive soul/rock sound. The Isleys were providing great R&B long before keyboardist Chris Jasper, bassist Marvin Isley, and the distinctive guitarist Ernie Isley came on board in 1973; nonetheless, the newcomers added a lot to the group and helped it provide some of its best recordings. Marvin's basslines are as funky as it gets, and the Jimi Hendrix-influenced Ernie is a killer guitarist; he would have been perfect for Deep Purple, Blue Öyster Cult, or Judas Priest if the Isley Brothers hadn't kept him busy in the 1970s.

The Isley Brothers - Live! (1993) {Elektra}

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The Isley Brothers - Live! (1993) {Elektra}

The Isley Brothers - Live! (1993) {Elektra}
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Genre: Funk, Soul

Live! is a 1993 live album by The Isley Brothers on Elektra Records. Their final Warner album, the Isleys sung all of their classic hits including "It's Your Thing", "That Lady", "Between the Sheets", "Voyage to Atlantis", "Shout", "Take Me to the Next Phase", "Fight the Power" and "For the Love of You".

The Isley Brothers - Harvest For The World (1976) {T-Neck}

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The Isley Brothers - Harvest For The World (1976) {T-Neck}

The Isley Brothers - Harvest For The World (1976) {T-Neck}
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Genre: Funk, Soul

The Isley Brothers came with love, funk and the too seldom mentioned socially consicous songs; this album is titled after one of those social gems. However, "Who Loves You Better," with its disco flair, was the album's first release. Ronald Isley's aggressive delivery blends nicely with Ernie Isley's tantalizing guitar solos. It was a top three single on the Billboard R&B charts. The title track is a tour de force. Preceded by a mellow intro in which Ronald Isley's earnest plea rings with urgency, the timeless lyric and festive rhythm make "Harvest for the World" a welcomed anthem for all the people of the world. It cracked the Billboard R&B top ten at number nine.

The Isley Brothers - Go For Your Guns (1977) {Columbia}

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The Isley Brothers - Go For Your Guns (1977) {Columbia}

The Isley Brothers - Go For Your Guns (1977) {Columbia}
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Genre: Funk, Soul

This history-making family, even with all the success it's had, the critical acclaim, and the adoration of its loyal fans, is still probably the most under-rated act of the "rock era." It sounds like a pretty bold statement, but think about it. How influential were songs like "Shout," "Twist And Shout," "This Old Heart Of Mine," and "It's Your Thing"? And that was before phase II of the Isleys story began. Now add to the list "That Lady," "Fight The Power," and "For The Love Of You." This was a living legend of a group at the time "Go For Your Guns" was released in 1977. Yes, 1975's "The Heat is On" topped the pop chart, but for my money, "Go For Your Guns" is the ultimate Isleys experience.