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Carlos Garnett - The New Love (1977) {Soul Brother CDSBCS71 rel 2015}

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Carlos Garnett - The New Love (1977) {Soul Brother CDSBCS71 rel 2015}

Carlos Garnett - The New Love (1977) {Soul Brother CDSBCS71 rel 2015}
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© 1977, 2015 Muse / Soul Brother Records / Passion Music | CD SBCS 71
Jazz / Soul Jazz / Post Bop / Saxophone

‘New Love’ from 1978 was the fifth and last album that Carlos Garnett recorded for the Muse label in the 70’s. Featuring heavyweight musicians like Alphonse Mouzon, Terumasu Hino and Joe Bonner, It includes the Jazz-Funk Dance classic ‘Uncle Ben and Aunt Jemima’ a highly rhythmic track with a wicked bassline a sure fire dancefloor filler. ‘Memories of Coltrane’ is a tribute to the master which starts off with some solos, moves into a spiritual chant and then developes into a corker of dancefloor Jazz shifter with a really heavy percussive driving groove topped with blazing horns reminiscent of a Pharoah Sanders track, and includes a great drum solo from Mouzon.

Phil Upchurch / Tennyson Stephens ‎– Upchurch/Tennyson (1975) {Kudu]

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Phil Upchurch / Tennyson Stephens ‎– Upchurch/Tennyson (1975) {Kudu]

Phil Upchurch / Tennyson Stephens ‎– Upchurch/Tennyson (1975) {Kudu]
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Genre: Jazz, Funk, Soul

1975 was a hell of a year for Creed Taylor's Kudu Records. Not only was the mighty, mighty Feels So Good album by Grover Washington, Jr. released, but so was saxophonist Hank Crawford's Don't You Worry 'Bout a Thing. It was one of two recordings issued by Crawford for the label in that calendar year. But perhaps the most deeply satisfying and out of character album from that year was the absolute soul-jazz masterpiece Upchurch/Tennyson by Chicago guitar god Phil Upchurch and pianist/vocalist Tennyson Stephens. Where else can you find tracks by Bob James, Charles Stepney, Stevie Wonder, Ralph MacDonald, and Franz Schubert on the same album played by a cast of musicians that includes Steve Gadd, David Sanborn, Hubert Laws, James, Upchruch, Stephens, and a slew of others.

Hal Galper - Wild Bird (1972) {2017 Japan Mainstream Records Master Collection Series CDSOL-45240}

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Hal Galper - Wild Bird (1972) {2017 Japan Mainstream Records Master Collection Series CDSOL-45240}

Hal Galper - Wild Bird (1972) {2017 Japan Mainstream Records Master Collection Series CDSOL-45240}
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© 1972, 2017 Time / Mainstream Records / Solid Records Japan | CDSOL-45240
Jazz / Soul Jazz / Post Bop / Groove / Electric Piano

One of the greatest albums ever recorded by pianist Hal Galper – and that's saying a lot, given his huge legacy of records! This set has Hal working in a strongly electric mode – using an electric piano with the same sort of spacious qualities he could bring to acoustic – never jamming as hard as some of his more dynamic 70s contemporaries, but in a really great way that creates a special energy on the record – not just for Galper, but also for the groupmates, who really seem to bring out their best. The lineup includes Randy Brecker on trumpet and Michael Brecker on tenor and soprano sax – both playing in the darker edges of their sound – and the record also features guitar, bass, and drums. Some moments are funky, but the real stand out tracks have an even more special electric vibe – and titles include "This Moment", "Whatever", "Wild Bird", and "Change Up".

Noel Pointer - Calling (1980) {Soulmusic}

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Noel Pointer - Calling (1980) {Soulmusic}

Noel Pointer - Calling (1980) {Soulmusic}
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Genre: Jazz, Funk, Soul

Considered one of the top violinists in the jazz field, the late Noel Pointer also established a solid following for himself among soul and funk music lovers thanks to a series of great albums recorded between 1977 and 1993 (one year before his passing at the young age of 39). Released in 1980 and making its worldwide CD debut with this 2012 reissue, CALLING was the Brooklyn-born musician’s fourth album for United Artists. The LP was a musical departure for Noel, who worked with noted producer/arranger Richard Evans on the project since it included Noel on several tracks on vocals while the choice of material reflected a spiritual approach reflected in several of the tracks including ‘Higher Than Heaven,’ ‘Peace On Earth’ and the title track.

Candy Dulfer - Big Girl (1995)

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Candy Dulfer - Big Girl (1995)

Candy Dulfer - Big Girl (1995)
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Jazz-Funk, Crossover Jazz, Smooth Jazz | BMG Ariola #74321 315132

Big Girl is the third album by Dutch alto saxophonist Candy Dulfer. Prior to its release, she had been working mainly with Ulco Bed. She was impressed, however, with Thomas Bank, an up-and-coming producer and keyboard player. This work marks the transition between the two producers and as a result has a much more funky style and tries to incorporate elements of rap and hip hop into contemporary jazz. The album features a collaboration with Trijntje Oosterhuis, on the track "Funkyness", before Trijntje became widely known as a singer. The album is mainly instrumental.

Pete Levin - Party In The Basement (1990) {Gramavision R2 79456}

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Pete Levin - Party In The Basement (1990) {Gramavision R2 79456}

Pete Levin - Party In The Basement (1990) {Gramavision R2 79456}
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© 1990 Gramavision | R2 79456
Jazz / Post Bop / Jazz Blues / Soul Jazz / Organ

Pete's first solo album for Gramavision was a tribute to Gil Evans, with whom Pete worked for 15 years. Much of the album is performed by an 8-piece all-star band - all alumni of the freewheeling Gil Evans Monday Night Orchestra.

Jack McDuff Big Band - Prelude (2003) {Prestige PRCD-24283-2 rec 1963-66}

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Jack McDuff Big Band - Prelude (2003) {Prestige PRCD-24283-2 rec 1963-66}

Jack McDuff Big Band - Prelude (2003) {Prestige PRCD-24283-2 rec 1963-66}
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© 1963-66, 2003 Prestige / Fantasy | PRCD-24283-2
Jazz / Hard Bop / Soul Jazz / Organ

Prelude was a successful match of McDuff's small-combo organ jazz with big band arrangements by Benny Golson. In part, that was because the blend was well-executed, never fighting with or drowning out McDuff's organ. But it was also because the mixture made it stand out amidst the scads of organ jazz records being churned out in the early '60s. While a very young George Benson was in the core quartet on guitar, a dozen others supplemented the players, including trumpets, trombones, French horns, and saxophones.

Jay Berliner - Bananas Are Not Created Equal (1972) {2017 Japan Mainstream Records Master Collection Series CDSOL-45256}

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Jay Berliner - Bananas Are Not Created Equal (1972) {2017 Japan Mainstream Records Master Collection Series CDSOL-45256}

Jay Berliner - Bananas Are Not Created Equal (1972) {2017 Japan Mainstream Records Master Collection Series CDSOL-45256}
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© 1972, 2017 Time / Mainstream Records / Solid Records Japan | CDSOL-45256
Jazz / Jazz Funk / Soul Jazz / Guitar

A silly title, but a funky little record – one of the only ones we've ever seen from guitarist Jay Berliner, and one of the best cookers from the early 70s Mainstream Records years! The sound here is almost soundtrack funk at points – lots of up-front lines from Berliner on guitar – riffing away over backings that include organ and keyboards from Paul Griffin, congas from Ray Barretto, drums from Jimmy Johnson, and additional rhythm guitar from Cornell Dupree. Wade Marcus arranged, and the sound is tight without being slick – a great sort of Kudu Records-styled groove – and an especially nice setting for Jay's guitar.

Candy Dulfer - Sax-A-Go-Go (1993)

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Candy Dulfer - Sax-A-Go-Go (1993)

Candy Dulfer - Sax-A-Go-Go (1993)
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Jazz Funk, Smooth Jazz | RCA Records / BMG Music #07863 66248-2

Sax-a-Go-Go is the second album by Dutch alto saxophonist Candy Dulfer. It entered the Billboard Top Contemporary Jazz Album chart at #5 in February 1994, remaining in the chart for 31 weeks. The album "is dedicated to the loving memory of Beppie" and includes a version of Eugene McDaniels' Vietnam War protest song "Compared to What", first recorded by Roberta Flack on her debut album First Take (1969). "I Can't Make You Love Me" was a hit for Bonnie Raitt on her album Luck of the Draw (1991).

Don Patterson - Steady Comin' At 'Ya (1998) {32 Jazz 32092 rec 1972-1977}

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Don Patterson - Steady Comin' At 'Ya (1998) {32 Jazz 32092 rec 1972-1977}

Don Patterson - Steady Comin' At 'Ya (1998) {32 Jazz 32092 rec 1972-1977}
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© 1972-77, 1998 Muse / 32 Jazz | 32092
Jazz / Hard Bop / Soul Jazz / Organ

Don Patterson (1936-1988) wasn't the most distinctive organist to follow on the heels of Jimmy Smith's success. But, like Larry Young and Shirley Scott who also played piano first, Patterson was undoubtedly one of the more melodic and lyrical of organ practitioners. What's more, while his more popular peers ventured into soul jazz, funk and pop, Patterson stayed firmly rooted within the bop tradition. He recorded a whopping 15 albums for Prestige between 1964 and 1969, then recorded only five more for the Muse label until his final 1978 album, recorded a decade before his death.

James Taylor - Picking Up Where We Left Off (2007) {Real Self}

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James Taylor - Picking Up Where We Left Off (2007) {Real Self}

James Taylor - Picking Up Where We Left Off (2007) {Real Self}
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Genre: Jazz-Funk, Fusion

British soul-jazz organist James Taylor has crossed easily between stylistic definitions throughout his career, from the hard-charging garage rock of the Prisoners to his pioneering acid jazz work of the '90s. As the title suggests, Picking Up Where We Left Off finds Taylor returning to a straight soul-jazz setup with a classic Hammond quartet lineup akin to the James Taylor Quartet but featuring new collaborators in guitarist Nigel Price, bassist Andy McKinney, and drummer Neil Robinson. Fresh blood aside, this is entirely familiar territory for Taylor, mixing funky, Jimmy Smith-inspired organ lines with shuffling beats and funk-influenced guitar. The closest thing to a departure is the ballad "Never in My Wildest Dreams," a lovely showcase for an extended George Benson-like solo by Price.

Eddie Harris - Instant Death (1972) {Atlantic}

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Eddie Harris - Instant Death (1972) {Atlantic}

Eddie Harris - Instant Death (1972) {Atlantic}
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Genre: Jazz-Funk, Bop, Avant-Garde Jazz

This is one of Eddie Harris's stronger Atlantic albums of the 1970s. Harris jamming on "Instant Death" is one of his most satisfying statements on the reed trumpet, guitarist Ronald Muldrow's "A Little Wes" is memorable and even the briefer pieces are worthwhile. In addition to Harris (who mostly plays his electrified tenor) and Muldrow, the group consists of keyboardist Richard Abrams, bassist Rufus Reid, drummer Billy James and percussionist Henry Gibson. This long out-of-print LP is long overdue to be reissued on CD.

Various Artists - One Way Glass: Dancefloor Prog, Brit Jazz and Funky Folk 1968-1975 (2017) {3CD Set RPMBX 537}

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Various Artists - One Way Glass: Dancefloor Prog, Brit Jazz and Funky Folk 1968-1975 (2017) {3CD Set RPMBX 537}

Various Artists - One Way Glass: Dancefloor Prog, Brit Jazz and Funky Folk 1968-1975 (2017) {3CD Set RPMBX 537}
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© 1968-75, 2017 RPM Records | RPMBX 537
Rock / Psychedelic / Funk Rock / Jazz / Prog-Rock / Jazz Funk / British Folk Rock

ONE WAY GLASS is a very different kind of RPM compilation. Instead of the usual cross-section of Sixties collectables, this unique 3-CD set takes a fresh look at British music from the late 60s through to the mid-70s, with an eye on overlooked dancefloor-friendly finds. The rhythmic backbone of One Way Glass lies in Progressive Rock outfits who - every so often - would emulate their jazz heroes and record funky sides tucked away on albums or B-sides. Many of these tracks (Jonesy, Hardin & York) have been known to collectors of Funky Breaks for years.

Oz Noy & Ozone Squeeze - Ozone Squeeze (2017)

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Oz Noy & Ozone Squeeze - Ozone Squeeze (2017)

Oz Noy & Ozone Squeeze - Ozone Squeeze (2017)
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Jazz, Funk, Fusion | Country: Israel | Label: Abstract Logix - ABLX057

“There are definitely no rules, set parameters – or formula at all,” explains Ozone Squeeze keyboardist and vocalist Rai Thistlethwayte. “It's always been an intuitive conversation.” Consisting of Rai Thistlethwayte, New York based guitar virtuoso Oz Noy, and deep-grooving drummer Darren Stanley who spent last few years with recently departed iconic Col. Bruce Hampton, Ozone Squeeze present a boldly personal vision of soul, funk, and R&B music on their self-titled debut album, to be released by Abstract Logix on September 15. Bridging the emotional resonance of classic song forms with a sonic fluidity and exploratory impulse drawn from jazz and the outer limits of improvised music, Ozone Squeeze is a compelling snapshot of a new band reveling in the moment – at once loose and tight, audibly enthralled with the wide-ranging potential of their collective dynamic.

Charlie Hunter - Baboon Strength (2008) {Spire Artist Media 1689-29841-2}

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Charlie Hunter - Baboon Strength (2008) {Spire Artist Media 1689-29841-2}

Charlie Hunter - Baboon Strength (2008) {Spire Artist Media 1689-29841-2}
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© 2008 Spire Artist Media / Charlie Hunter | 1689-29841-2
Jazz / Jazz Funk / Post Bop / 7-string guitar / Fusion

After a series of major label releases, the last of which was a recording with a new trio, Charlie Hunter makes significant changes for Baboon Strength. The idiosyncratic guitarist's innate joie de vivre remains constant, however, as he decides to release the album independently and, prior to that, recruits a new drummer.