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Eric Marienthal - Turn Up The Heat (2001) {Peak Records}

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Eric Marienthal - Turn Up The Heat (2001) {Peak Records}

Eric Marienthal - Turn Up The Heat (2001) {Peak Records}
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Genre: Jazz-Funk, Smooth Jazz

Anyone who remembers Eric Marienthal's work with Chick Corea's Elektric Band in the late '80s and early '90s knows how exciting an improviser he can be. This disc has its moments. Botti has an enjoyable spot on Stanley Turrentine's "Sugar," and "Love Don't Live Here" (one of the few tracks that isn't an instrumental) is a pleasant, if unremarkable, urban/adult contemporary item that features singer Deniece Williams. Also noteworthy is Lorber's funky "Hangin' on the Sidewalk," which finds Ford taking a gritty guitar solo.

Brother Jack McDuff - That's the Way I Feel About It (1997) {Concord Jazz CCD-4760-2}

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Brother Jack McDuff - That's the Way I Feel About It (1997) {Concord Jazz CCD-4760-2}

Brother Jack McDuff - That's the Way I Feel About It (1997) {Concord Jazz CCD-4760-2}
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© 1997 Concord Jazz | CCD-4760-2
Jazz / Soul Jazz / Hard Bop / Organ Hammond B-3

At times, McDuff demonstrates how soul-jazz organ stars used to make albums back in their '60s heyday, playing then-current pop hits like "The Age of Aquarius" and the theme from Mission: Impossible (which, thanks to cinema, was a hit all over again in 1996 when this CD was made). We also hear McDuff trying out his vocal cords for the first time on Louis Jordan's "Saturday Night Fish Fry"; actually, he merely talks the lyrics over the rhythm section – and at 70, he's entitled to this charming lark.

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Grant Green - The Main Attraction (1976) {CTI-Epic-Legacy EK 86145 rel 2002}

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Grant Green - The Main Attraction (1976) {CTI-Epic-Legacy EK 86145 rel 2002}

Grant Green - The Main Attraction (1976) {CTI-Epic-Legacy EK 86145 rel 2002}
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© 1976, 2002 Kudu Records / CTI / Epic / Legacy / Sony Music | EK 86145
Jazz / Soul Jazz / Jazz Funk / Guitar

Quite an unusual album from Grant Green – a record that's quite different than his earlier records for Blue Note, but still pretty darn great overall! Grant's working here in a large group – Kudu style – with arrangements by David Matthews, but a sound that's still pretty lean overall! There's a fair bit of great players in the lineup – including Jon Faddis on trumpet, Hubert Laws on flute, and Joe Farrell on tenor – and the horns soar out nicely to set the scene over some tightly stepping backings – all served up with plenty of room for Grant to solo spaciously on guitar! The title track – "The Main Attraction" – is nearly 20 minutes long – and the other two tracks, "Creature" and "Future Feature", both approach the 10 minute mark themselves!

Miroslav Vitous - Magical Shepherd (1976) {Wounded Bird WOU 2925 rel 2003}

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Miroslav Vitous - Magical Shepherd (1976) {Wounded Bird WOU 2925 rel 2003}

Miroslav Vitous - Magical Shepherd (1976) {Wounded Bird WOU 2925 rel 2003}
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© 1976, 2003 Warner Bros. / Wounded Bird | WOU 2925
Jazz / Jazz Funk / Fusion

Miroslav Vitous is best known as one of the foremost young bassists in the jazz-rock movement of the late 60's and early 70's. He was a founding member of Weather Report and made numerous solo albums. This album, Magical Shepherd, is making its worldwide CD debut. It features such jazz luminaries as Herbie Hancock, Jack DeJohnette & Airto Moreira. It was originally issued on LP in 1976 on Warner Brothers.

Eric Marienthal - Oasis (1991) (GRP)

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Eric Marienthal - Oasis (1991) (GRP)

Eric Marienthal - Oasis (1991) (GRP)
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Genre: Jazz-Funk, Fusion, Smooth Jazz

As he was developing his formidable career in the early era of smooth jazz, the saxman proved an invaluable sideman of Chick Corea's Elektric Band, David Benoit's touring ensemble and a studio player for projects by such artists as Keiko Matsui and Mike Garson. Yet as a solo artist, he spent his first three albums searching for an identity that ranged from pop (Round Trip) to electronic mainstream jazz (Crossroads). With Oasis, his search came to a diverse, exciting, and highly enjoyable end. Marienthal applies his stellar blowing techniquest to styles ranging from folk to gospel, but the overall attitude he conveys is sweet and soulful R&B, as in the hoppin' grooves of the funky opening tracks "Hustlin'" and "Seafood to Go."

Miles Davis - Live In Tokyo 1975 (2015) {2CD Hi Hat HH2CD012}

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Miles Davis - Live In Tokyo 1975 (2015) {2CD Hi Hat HH2CD012}

Miles Davis - Live In Tokyo 1975 (2015) {2CD Hi Hat HH2CD012}
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© 1975, 2015 Hi Hat | HH2CD012
Jazz / Jazz Funk / Fusion / Jazz Rock / Trumpet

Massive electric Miles from the same Japanese tour that gave the world the Panagaea and Agharta albums – tracks that were recorded ten days before the concert that appeared on those records, with different songs as well! The music is a dark brew of funk, fusion, and some surprisingly spiritual currents – thanks to wonderful work from Sonny Fortune on alto, soprano sax, and flute – working here alongside guitarist Pete Cosey, who provides plenty of the fuzzier, freakier moments of the set – as does keyboardist Reggie Lucas! Al Foster's drumming is wonderful – and Michael Henderson's bass will blow you away if you only know his later smoother soul albums – but as usual, Miles is the star once he opens up his horn and steps into the darkness.

Mtume - You, Me and He (1984) {Epic EK 39473 rel 1995}

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Mtume - You, Me and He (1984) {Epic EK 39473 rel 1995}

Mtume - You, Me and He (1984) {Epic EK 39473 rel 1995}
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© 1984, 1995 Epic / Sony Music | EK 39473
R&B / Funk / Jazz Funk / Contemporary R&B / Urban / Quiet Storm

This was one of Mtume's '80s "sophisti-funk" projects, with a mix of socially conscious lyrics, love songs, and uptempo cuts, plus collective vocals and sparing production and arrangements. The title cut was a huge R&B hit, peaking at number two and even generating some crossover pop action. Mtume got two other R&B smashes, one in the Top 20, and the album proved one of his best. A former jazz percussionist, Mtume moved into urban contemporary and funk in the late '70s and became one of the more successful producers and performers in both styles during the '80s. The son of the great jazz saxophonist Jimmy Heath, Mtume was a conga player and percussionist who recorded and toured with Miles Davis and was featured on albums by the Heath Brothers, Sonny Rollins, Herbie Hancock, Joe Henderson, and Freddie Hubbard.

John Handy - Handy Dandy Man (1978, CD reissue 1986, in-akustik # inak 8618 CD) [RE-UP]

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John Handy - Handy Dandy Man (1978, CD reissue 1986, in-akustik # inak 8618 CD) [RE-UP]

John Handy - Handy Dandy Man
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Label/Cat#: in-akustik # inak 8618 CD | Country/Year: Germany 1978, 1986
Genre: Funk / Soul, Jazz | Style: Jazz-Funk, Funk

John Richard Handy III is an American jazz musician most commonly associated with the alto saxophone, although he also plays tenor and baritone saxophone, saxello, clarinet, oboe, and sings. Handy first came to prominence while working for Charles Mingus in the 1950s. In the 1960s, Handy led several groups, among them a quintet with Michael White, violin, Jerry Hahn, guitar, Don Thompson, bass, and Terry Clarke, drums. This group's performance at the 1965 Monterey Jazz Festival was recorded and released as an album; Handy received Grammy nominations for "Spanish Lady" (jazz performance) and "If Only We Knew" (jazz composition)…

The Syndicate - File Under Zawinul (2012) {Hunnia Records HRCD 1201}

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The Syndicate - File Under Zawinul (2012) {Hunnia Records HRCD 1201}

The Syndicate - File Under Zawinul (2012) {Hunnia Records HRCD 1201}
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© 2012 Hunnia Records | HRCD 1201
Jazz / Jazz Funk / Fusion / Jazz Rock

The SYNDICATE, consisting of former members of the Zawinul Syndicate, some new guys and special guests vocalist Sabine Kabongo (Zawinul Syndicate, Zap Mama, Trilok Gurtu) and keyboarder Eric Mouquet ("Deep Forest") (both with a Grammy of their own) have a fresh look at some Zawinul composition not everyone might know. It's a blast. A lot is going on. You can hear the band enjoyed the recording. Zawinul might be dead, but his music keeps grooving (and still growing on me after all those years). After hearing this album a few dozen times I am still not tired of it. It might be the best low risk/high reward investment available out there.

Nat Adderley & Cannonball Adderley - Soul Zodiac (1972) {Stateside-EMI 50999 2 08515 2 1 rel 2008}

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Nat Adderley & Cannonball Adderley - Soul Zodiac (1972) {Stateside-EMI 50999 2 08515 2 1 rel 2008}

Nat Adderley & Cannonball Adderley - Soul Zodiac (1972) {Stateside-EMI 50999 2 08515 2 1 rel 2008}
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© 1972, 2008 Stateside / EMI Records | 50999 2 08515 2 1
Jazz / Hard Bop / Soul Jazz / Jazz Funk / Cornet / Saxophone

A few seconds of spacy echo loops and you know where this album is coming from – the early jazz/rock era, the Age of Aquarius and all that. Yet this crazy amalgam of jazz, rock, electronics, and spoken astrological advice by the popular Los Angeles DJ Rick Holmes actually works, for the music behind the soulfully intoned words is very inventive and Holmes plays effectively off its rhythms.

War - Deliver The Word (1973) (24kt Gold) [Re-Up]

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War - Deliver The Word (1973) (24kt Gold) [Re-Up]

War - Deliver The Word (1973) (24kt Gold)
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Focusing in part on their softer side, War unleashed Deliver the Word in fall 1973. A smooth blend of the band's more progressive jazz-rock fusion, the LP shot to the top of the R&B charts, their second of four number one records in a row. It was a perfect tonic to the mediocre MOR music rampaging its way through the early part of the decade.

The George Benson Quartet - The George Benson Cookbook (1966) {2015 Japan Jazz Collection 1000 Columbia-RCA Series SICJ 34}

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The George Benson Quartet - The George Benson Cookbook (1966) {2015 Japan Jazz Collection 1000 Columbia-RCA Series SICJ 34}

The George Benson Quartet - The George Benson Cookbook (1966) {2015 Japan Jazz Collection 1000 Columbia-RCA Series SICJ 34} (ft. Dr. Lonnie Smith)
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© 1966, 2015 Columbia / Sony Music Japan | SICJ 34
Jazz / Soul Jazz / Jazz Funk / Groove / Guitar / Organ Hammond B-3

Reissue with the latest remastering. Comes with liner notes. While the phenomenal success of George Benson’s Breezin’ (1976) album may have fattened his wallet; it led the guitarist down a path that dismayed jazz critics worldwide. Indeed, the bulk of Benson’s albums over the past 20 years have featured considerably less jazz and, unfortunately, more pop. Not so with The George Benson Cookbook (1966). This sizzling CD features the then young, hotshot string-picker on 14 swingin’ bebop/soul-jazz tracks. Benson kicks things off in rapid fashion with the aptly titled, "The Cooker." Not only does this track feature blazing licks from Benson, but baritone saxophonist Ronnie Cuber and organist Lonnie Smith also weigh in with tasty solos.

The Jamaica Boys - J-Boys (1989) {Warner Japan}

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The Jamaica Boys - J-Boys (1989) {Warner Japan}

The Jamaica Boys - J-Boys (1989) {Warner Japan}
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Genre: Funk, Jazz-Funk

This is the second album of The Jamaica Boys - a Queens based funk trio. Although marketed in rap circles, The Jamaica Boys were really more of a fusion trio with composer/multi-instrumentalist Marcus Miller, drummer Lenny White, and singer Mark Stevens combining forces. They made pleasant music, and occasionally Miller would come up with an inspired riff. But the most distinctive thing about this album in retrospect was the fact that Stevens was Chaka Khan's brother.

Art Farmer - Crawl Space (1977) Japanese Blu-spec, Remastered Reissue 2016

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Art Farmer - Crawl Space (1977) Japanese Blu-spec, Remastered Reissue 2016

Art Farmer - Crawl Space (1977) Japanese Blu-spec, Remastered Reissue 2016
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Jazz Fusion, Jazz-Funk, Hard Bop, Contemporary Jazz | Label: CTI | # KICJ 2503 | 00:34:56

Some of the finer CTI recordings of the late '70s were those led by flugelhornist Art Farmer. Although the emphasis was generally on obscure material (in this case Farmer plays one original, two songs by Dave Grusin and one piece by pianist Fritz Pauer) and often featured musicians who did not normally play together, the results were generally quite rewarding. For this CTI LP (long out-of-print), the focus is almost entirely on Farmer who is joined by keyboardist Grusin, guitarist Eric Gale, flutist Jeremy Steig, either Will Lee or George Mraz on bass and drummer Steve Gadd. The moody music holds one's interest throughout.

VA - The Funky 16 Corners (2001) {Stones Throw}

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VA - The Funky 16 Corners (2001) {Stones Throw}

VA - The Funky 16 Corners (2001) {Stones Throw}
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Genre: R&B, soul, funk

The Funky 16 Corners is a 2001 compilation album released by Stones Throw Records, consisting of very rare soul and funk. This comes from a promotional CD which was not packaged with a full booklet.