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Long_Tall_Dexter
April 3rd, 2006, 04:50 AM
I don't have a very extensive knowledge of Jazz-Funk recordings, but I have a nice amount of them, I wouldn't want to offend anyone by saying that these are the 10 greatest of all time, so we'll just say these are my 10 favorites...

01. Herbie Hancock - Head Hunters (1973)
02. Grant Green - Live at the Lighthouse (1972)
03. Freddie Hubbard - Red Clay (1970)
04. Herbie Hancock - Thrust (1974)
05. Grant Green - Alive! (1970)
06. Eddie Harris & Les McCann - Second Movement (1971)
07. Charles Earland - Live at the Lighthouse (1972)
08. CTI All-Stars - California Concert (1972)
09. Marc Moulin - Placebo Sessions (1971-1974)
10. Roy Ayers - Coffy (1973)

Feel free to post some of your favorites, and what do you guys think of the ones above? I know, some of them would probably fall under "Soul Jazz" but you get the idea...

Fender Rhodes Freak
April 3rd, 2006, 08:01 AM
I think Herbie's Headhunters release is overrated, I much prefer Thrust. Anyway, here's my list:

1. Herbie Hancock- Thrust

2 Herbie Hancock- Sextant

3. Miles Davis- On The Corner

4. Eddie Henderson- Sunburst

5. Herbie Hancock- Headhunters

jlhoots
April 3rd, 2006, 10:06 AM
[QUOTE=Long_Tall_Dexter]I don't have a very extensive knowledge of Jazz-Funk recordings, but I have a nice amount of them, I wouldn't want to offend anyone by saying that these are the 10 greatest of all time, so we'll just say these are my 10 favorites...

01. Herbie Hancock - Head Hunters (1973)
02. Grant Green - Live at the Lighthouse (1972)
03. Freddie Hubbard - Red Clay (1970)
04. Herbie Hancock - Thrust (1974)
05. Grant Green - Alive! (1970)
06. Eddie Harris & Les McCann - Second Movement (1971)
07. Charles Earland - Live at the Lighthouse (1972)
08. CTI All-Stars - California Concert (1972)
09. Marc Moulin - Placebo Sessions (1971-1974)
10. Roy Ayers - Coffy (1973)

04., 03., 08. are my favorites on your list & in that order.

Avant-Guardian
April 3rd, 2006, 10:16 AM
Donald Byrd - Black Byrd

Noj
April 3rd, 2006, 12:04 PM
Eddie Henderson's Inside Out
Bennie Maupin's Slow Traffic To The Right
Charles Earland's Leaving This Planet
Roy Ayers' Mystic Voyage, Everybody Loves The Sunshine
Buster Williams' Crystal Reflections
Kenny Barron's Hell
Donald Byrd's Electric Byrd and Kofi
Freddie Hubbard's First Light, Sky Dive
Deodato's Prelude
Bob James' One, Three
Brother Jack McDuff's Moon Rappin'
Herbie Hancock's Warner Bros. discs
Ramsey Lewis' Upendo Ni Pamoja and Funky Serenity
Catalyst's 4 albums (available on the Funkiest Band You Never Heard 2cd set)
Jimmy McGriff's Groove Merchant albums have some funky stuff
Lonnie Smith - Move Your Hand, Live At Club Mozambique
Lonnie Liston Smith - Visions Of A New World, Expansions
Azymuth - Telecommunication
The Crusaders - 1, Second Crusade, Southern Comfort
David Axelrod - Heavy Axe, Song Of Innocence
Dorothy Ashby - Afro Harpin'
Gary Bartz - Harlem Bush Music 1 & 2
Gato Barbieri's Flying Dutchman and Impulse albums
Grover Washington Jr's Feels So Good
Hampton Hawes' Northern Windows
Idris Muhammad's Power Of Soul
Ivan Boogaloo Joe Jones' Sweetback
JJ Johnson's Chain Reaction
Joe Sample's Carmel
Milt Jackson's Sunflower
Ronnie Foster's Sweet Revival, Two Headed Freap

the entire Legends Of Acid Jazz series on Fantasy

Depending on how far we stray from jazz, we can also mention Kool & The Gang, James Brown, The JB's, Fred Wesley, Maceo Parker, The Meters, The Nite-Liters, Booker T. & The MG's, etc...

Some of these might be late 60s, I'm bad w/years. I'll have to check out the Marc Moulin, I haven't heard that!

Hot Ptah
April 3rd, 2006, 03:02 PM
Weather Report--Black Market
Miles Davis--Agharta
Miles Davis--Get Up With It
Miles Davis--Pangea (spelling?)
Miles Davis--Dark Magus
Miles Davis--In Concert
Sun Ra--Space Is The Place
Sun Ra--Disco 3000
Sun Ra-Lanquidity
Sun Ra-Astro Black

the magnificent goldberg
April 3rd, 2006, 06:15 PM
In rough order of recording dates

Grant Green - Green is beautiful
Junior Mance - With a lotta help from my friends
Lonnie Smith - Live at Club Mozambique
Grant Green - Alive
David Newman - Captain Buckles
Charles Williams - Trees and grass and things
Rusty Bryant - Fire eater
Blue Mitchell - Soul village
Jimmy McGriff - Black pearl
Willis Jackson - Gatorade
Leon Spencer - Where I'm coming from
Charles Earland - Charles III
Jimmy Smith - Root down
Gene Ammons - Big bad Jug
Boogaloo Joe Jones - Snake rhythm rock
Maynard Parker - Midnight rider
Funk Inc - Hangin' out
Maceo Parker - Us
Fred Wesley & the JBs - Doin' it to death
Charles Earland - Leaving this planet
Jimmy McGriff - The main squeeze
Milt Buckner - Green onions
Richard "Groove" Holmes - Dancing in the sun
Willis Jackson - Bar wars
Johnny Griffin - Bush dance

MG

Marcello
April 3rd, 2006, 07:00 PM
http://www.dustygroove.com/images/products/m/muhamm_idri_powerofso_101b.jpg

Long_Tall_Dexter
April 4th, 2006, 01:39 AM
Donald Byrd - Black Byrd

I'm actually listening to this one as we speak, a real nice one too!

Avant-Guardian
April 4th, 2006, 11:51 PM
http://www.dustygroove.com/images/products/m/muhamm_idri_powerofso_101b.jpg

I was just checking this out over on Allmusic a few minutes ago. It's cool. I may have to cop.

Kool & the Gang had some nice "jazz-funk."

omar zamora
April 5th, 2006, 12:08 AM
http://images-eu.amazon.com/images/P/B000024P3P.02.LZZZZZZZ.jpg

the magnificent goldberg
April 5th, 2006, 05:09 AM
Kool & the Gang had some nice "jazz-funk."

Yes, there was an anthology available once called "Kool jazz". All the musicians in the band were former jazz musicians who decided they were fed up with not getting gigs.

MG

the magnificent goldberg
April 5th, 2006, 05:14 AM
Yes, there was an anthology available once called "Kool jazz". All the musicians in the band were former jazz musicians who decided they were fed up with not getting gigs.

MG

PS So were the Fatback Band - George Adams played some good solos on their first albums.

MG

Midnight Blue
April 5th, 2006, 06:08 AM
http://images-eu.amazon.com/images/P/B000024P3P.02.LZZZZZZZ.jpg

:laugh:

I once actually found this album in the jazz section at my local Virgin Megastore...

Phil Kelly
April 5th, 2006, 01:11 PM
How has this 70s list gotten this far without any mention of:

The Brecker Bros.
Tower of Power
Stuff

???? :tanz: :tanz:

the magnificent goldberg
April 5th, 2006, 01:39 PM
How has this 70s list gotten this far without any mention of:

The Brecker Bros.
Tower of Power
Stuff

???? :tanz: :tanz:

I've got a few Stuff albums; I don't think they're anywhere near as good as they ought to be. They have their moments but, comparing them with Cornell's "Teasin'" (did I put that in my list? I should have), they don't make it.

MG

Hot Ptah
April 5th, 2006, 02:10 PM
In rough order of recording dates

Grant Green - Green is beautiful
Junior Mance - With a lotta help from my friends
Lonnie Smith - Live at Club Mozambique
Grant Green - Alive
David Newman - Captain Buckles
Charles Williams - Trees and grass and things
Rusty Bryant - Fire eater
Blue Mitchell - Soul village
Jimmy McGriff - Black pearl
Willis Jackson - Gatorade
Leon Spencer - Where I'm coming from
Charles Earland - Charles III
Jimmy Smith - Root down
Gene Ammons - Big bad Jug
Boogaloo Joe Jones - Snake rhythm rock
Maynard Parker - Midnight rider
Funk Inc - Hangin' out
Maceo Parker - Us
Fred Wesley & the JBs - Doin' it to death
Charles Earland - Leaving this planet
Jimmy McGriff - The main squeeze
Milt Buckner - Green onions
Richard "Groove" Holmes - Dancing in the sun
Willis Jackson - Bar wars
Johnny Griffin - Bush dance

MG

Well, now I know that I have the definitive list. My "to get" list gets ever larger....

bluefan59
April 5th, 2006, 02:14 PM
http://www.dustygroove.com/images/products/o/ohioplayers_skintight_101b.jpg

"...You're a bad, bad misses..."

the magnificent goldberg
April 5th, 2006, 03:34 PM
Well, now I know that I have the definitive list. My "to get" list gets ever larger....

I think I had 175 albms in the "definitive list". Very hard to narrow it down to 25. :confused2 :gavel: :cry:

MG

Hot Ptah
April 5th, 2006, 03:53 PM
I think I had 175 albms in the "definitive list". Very hard to narrow it down to 25. :confused2 :gavel: :cry:

MG


Let's see the entire 175! I would like to know what they are!

the magnificent goldberg
April 5th, 2006, 04:03 PM
Let's see the entire 175! I would like to know what they are!

Can I post something that long? Let's see...

Willis Jackson – Mellow blues
James Brown – Ain’t it funky now
Lonnie Smith – Drives
Grant Green – Green is beautiful
Boogaloo Joe Jones – Right on brother
Houston Person – Truth
Junior Mance – With a lotta help from my friends
Charles Kynard – Afro-disiac
The JBs – Food for thought
Sonny Phillips – Black magic
Lonnie Smith – Live at Club Mozambique
Rusty Bryant – Soul liberation
Charles Earland – Black drops
Arthur Theus – Black out
Sonny Phillips – Black on black
Grant Green – Alive
Johnny “Hammond” Smith – Here it is
Melvin Sparks – Sparks
Charles Earland – Livin’ black
Houston Person – Person to person
Gene Ammons – Black cat
Stanley Turrentine – Sugar
Lou Donaldson – The scorpion
Boogaloo Joe Jones – No way
Idris Muhammad – Black rhythm revolution
David Newman – Captain Buckles
Clarence Wheeler – The love I’ve been lookin’ for
Leon Spencer – Sneak preview
Hank Crawford – A funky thing to do
Charles Kynard – Wa-tu-wa-zui
The Pazant Brothers – at the Museum of Modern Art
Willis Jackson – Funky Reggae
Pucho & the Latin Soul Brothers – Yaina
Charles Williams – Trees and grass and things
Les McCann & Eddie Harris – Second movement
Bernard Purdie – Purdie good
Sonny Stitt – Turn it on
Rusty Bryant – Fire eater
King Curtis – Live at Fillmore West
Sonny Stitt – Just the way it was: live at the Left Bank
Melvin Sparks – Spark plug
Blue Mitchell – Soul village
Johnny “Hammond” Smith – What’s going on
Houston Person – Houston express
Houston Person – Island episode
Grant Green – Visions
Richard “Groove” Holmes – Comin’ on home
Charles Earland – Soul Story
Charles – Funk fantastique
Johnny “Hammond” Smith – Breakout
Funk Inc – Funk Inc
Leon Spencer – Louisiana Slim
Sonny Stitt – Black vibrations
Lonnie Smith – Mama wailer
Stanley Turrentine – Salt song
Jimmy McGriff – Black pearl
Boogaloo Joe Jones – What it is
Willis Jackson – Gatorade
Idris Muhammad – Peace & rhythm
Grover Washington Jr – Inner city blues
Johnny “Hammond” Smith – Wild horses rock steady
Bernard Purdie – Shaft
Rusty Bryant – Wild fire
David Newman – Lonely Avenue
Jimmy McGriff – Groove grease
Jack McDuff – Check this out
Pucho & the Latin Soul Brothers – Super freak
Chester Thompson – Powerhouse
Bill Mason – Getting’ off
Caesar Frazier – Hail Caesar
Gary Chandler – Outlook
Charles Williams – Stickball
Reuben Wilson – The sweet life
Richard “Groove” Holmes – American pie
Charles Earland – Intensity
Melvin Sparks – Akilah
Leon Spencer – Bad walkin’ woman
Leon Spencer – Where I’m comin’ from
Herbie Mann – Mississippi gambler
Charles Earland – Charles III
Jimmy Smith – Root down
Funk Inc – Chicken Lickin’
Grant Green – Live at the Lighthouse
Grover Washington Jr – All the king’s horses
Herbie Mann – Hold on I’m comin’
Charlie Brown – Why is everybody always picking on me
Rusty Bryant – Friday night funk for Saturday night brothers
Johnny Lytle – People and love
Clarence Wheeler – The new Chicago blues
Houston Person – Sweet buns & barbecue
Charles Earland – Live at the Lighthouse
Gene Ammons – Big bad Jug
Boogaloo Joe Jones – Snake rhythm rock
Maynard Parker – Midnight rider
Johnny “Hammond” Smith – The prophet
Funk Inc – Hangin’ out
Caesar Frazier - Caesar Frazier ‘75
Jimmy Ponder – While my guitar gently weeps
Reuben Wilson – The Cisco Kid
Maceo Parker – Us
Afrique – Soul makossa
The Counts – Love sign
George freeman – New improved funk
Melvin Sparks – Texas twister
Groove Holmes & Jimmy McGriff – Come together
Groove Holmes & Jimmy McGriff – Organ giants in concert
Fred Wesley & the JBs – Doin’ it to death
Grover Washington Jr – Soul box
Houston Person – The real thing
Tiny Grimes – Profoundly blue
Fred Wesley & the JBs – I am somebody
Stanley Turrentine – Don’t mess with Mr T
Hank Crawford - Wildflower
Boogaloo Joe Jones – Black whip
George Benson – Body talk
Johnny “Hammond” Smith – Higher ground
Cornell Dupree – Teasin’
Charles Earland – Leaving this planet
Jazz Crusaders – Scratch
Jimmy McGriff – The main squeeze
Idris Muhammad – Power of soul
Willis Jackson – Headed and gutted
Grover Washington Jr – Mr Magic
Pazant Brothers – Loose and juicy
Jimmy McGriff – Stump juice
The Counts – Funk pump
Grover Washington Jr – Feels so good
Idris Muhammad – House of the rising sun
Johnny “Hammond” Smith – Gears
Boogaloo Joe Jones – Sweetback
Milt Buckner – Green onions
Hank Crawford - Hank Crawford’s back
Jimmy McGriff – Mean machine
Houston Person – Stolen Sweets
Houston Person – Pure pleasure
Charles Earland – The great pyramid
Sonny Phillips – My black flower
Nat Adderley – Hummin’
Hank Crawford – Tico rico
Idris Muhammad – Turn this mutha out
Willis Jackson – In the alley
David Newman – Front money
Richard “Groove” Holmes – Shippin’ out
Houston Person – Wildflower
David Newman – Concrete jungle
Houston Person – The nearness of you
Richard “Groove” Holmes – Dancin’ in the sun
Idris Muhammad – Boogie to the top
Richard “Groove” Holmes – Good vibrations
Willis Jackson – Bar wars
Charles Earland – Infant eyes
Jimmy McGriff – Outside looking in
Don Patterson – Why not
Wilbert Longmire – Sunny side up
Charles Earland – Pleasant afternoon
Johnny Griffin – Bush dance
Jazz Crusaders – Street life
David Newman – Scratch my back
Gene Ludwig – Now’s the time

NB the album titles are the original titles, not necessarily what they've been reissued as.

MG

Hot Ptah
April 5th, 2006, 04:16 PM
Fantastic! Thanks MG!

OnyaBirri
April 5th, 2006, 08:02 PM
Ramsey Lewis' Upendo Ni Pamoja and Funky Serenity
Lonnie Liston Smith - Visions Of A New World, Expansions
David Axelrod - Heavy Axe, Song Of Innocence
Dorothy Ashby - Afro Harpin'




Grant Green – Green is beautiful
Grant Green – Visions

MG

These are KILLER.

Also, Lonnie Smith's "Think."

A fairly obscure one that no one's mentioned - and that sounds like no other record I've ever heard - is Joao Donato's "A Bad Donato" on Blue Thumb.

Jazzylisp
April 5th, 2006, 11:34 PM
Though I assume some of you are familiar with it, you might want to check out this site, and it's lists...

http://www.freeform.org/music/kozmigroov.html

There's really not any 'soul jazz' on there, but if it's spacey, funky, fusiony, or spiritually based, there's a good chance it's on that list.

harmolodic
April 6th, 2006, 01:05 PM
sorry if someone listed these and I missed them, but...

Ornette Coleman and Prime Time, Body Meta and Dancing in Your Head...and Of Human Feelings if that was recorded before 1980...extrememly hardcore beautiful jazz-funk in the truest sense.

Flamdaddy
April 7th, 2006, 12:04 PM
In rough order of recording dates

Grant Green - Green is beautiful
Junior Mance - With a lotta help from my friends
Lonnie Smith - Live at Club Mozambiqu...
MG

If yawl can recommend 70s funk tracks that have 'must-hear type drumming on it, I'd love to play them on one of my theme-based webcasts.

When I go digging in the past, however, I don't play stuff that is widely known; rather I try to locate 'undiscovered' gems or great tracks that have simply been forgetten by all but the most devout.

Flamdaddy
http://ainthatagroove.blogspot.com
www.live365.com/stations/flamdaddy

the magnificent goldberg
April 7th, 2006, 01:08 PM
If yawl can recommend 70s funk tracks that have 'must-hear type drumming on it, I'd love to play them on one of my theme-based webcasts.

When I go digging in the past, however, I don't play stuff that is widely known; rather I try to locate 'undiscovered' gems or great tracks that have simply been forgetten by all but the most devout.

Flamdaddy
http://ainthatagroove.blogspot.com
www.live365.com/stations/flamdaddy

Don't know what you mean by "must hear" drumming. Try the title track of Gene Ammons' "Big bad Jug"; drums by Mickey Roker. It's included in Ammons' CD "Fine and mellow".

Most of Charles Williams' LP "Trees & grass & things" has pretty hot drumming, by Bill Curtis, who later started the Fatback Band. Is that a recommendation?

Two Leon Spencer LPs - "Bad walkin' woman" and "Where I'm coming from" - have lots of good drumming from Idris Muhammad or Grady Tate. His version of "Superstition" is a killer.

Finally, and most magnificently ;) Johnny Lytle's 12 minute version of "People make the world go round" (from the LP "People & love") has the most incredible drumming I've ever heard. The drummer absolutely MAKES this one of the greatest tracks ever! It's Jozell Carter. If this doesn't kill you, look elsewhere for advice, man, 'cos you can't hear what I hear.

MG

Phil Kelly
April 7th, 2006, 01:20 PM
When I go digging in the past, however, I don't play stuff that is widely known; rather I try to locate 'undiscovered' gems or great tracks that have simply been forgetten by all but the most devout.

Flamdaddy
http://ainthatagroove.blogspot.com
www.live365.com/stations/flamdaddy

Well ..it may be too "well known" by your standards, but any of the T of P stuff with Dave Garabaldi on it certainly is high up on my list.

and then ( while not actually qualifying as pure funk ) Vinnie Coliautas playing on Zappaz "The Black Page" definitely is a one of a kind performance ..

EdByrne
April 7th, 2006, 01:42 PM
I can't believe nobody's mentioned Horace Silver, and how about the "Crusaders"?

Flamdaddy
April 7th, 2006, 03:00 PM
Thanks one and all. I'll add your suggestions to my drumming database, and hunt down the tracks that are new to me.

Flamdaddy...

Hot Ptah
April 7th, 2006, 03:32 PM
MG, One question: on your longer list, I do not see Charles Earland's "Black Talk". Do you think that it is not as good as the Charles Earland albums that you did select? I always liked "Black Talk" so I am curious.

the magnificent goldberg
April 7th, 2006, 03:45 PM
MG, One question: on your longer list, I do not see Charles Earland's "Black Talk". Do you think that it is not as good as the Charles Earland albums that you did select? I always liked "Black Talk" so I am curious.

It was recorded in 1969.

Now, a jazz funk list for the '60s....

MG

the magnificent goldberg
April 7th, 2006, 03:46 PM
Thanks one and all. I'll add your suggestions to my drumming database, and hunt down the tracks that are new to me.

Flamdaddy...

Only the Ammons has been issued on CD. The others you'll have to get on vinyl.

MG

the magnificent goldberg
April 7th, 2006, 03:53 PM
I can't believe nobody's mentioned Horace Silver, and how about the "Crusaders"?

Horace's albums in the '70s weren't nearly as good as those he mde in the '60s, in my view.

I put the Jazz Crusaders' "Scratch" and "Street life" in my long list. Their first two for Blue Thumb had their moments but, overall, I don't think they're as good as those two. Ditto for their Chisa albums - "Way back home" is a classic track but the rest is a bit below the standard one ought to expect of that band.

MG

Hot Ptah
April 7th, 2006, 04:20 PM
It was recorded in 1969.

Now, a jazz funk list for the '60s....

MG

Yes! Can you give us your Top 175 for the 1960s? Please.

the magnificent goldberg
April 7th, 2006, 04:27 PM
Yes! Can you give us your Top 175 for the 1960s? Please.
:lol:

MG

Hot Ptah
April 7th, 2006, 04:48 PM
:lol:

MG
I did not mean it as a joke. There must be no one anywhere with better knowledge of the subject. I would love to read your 1960s list!

jaz_zak
April 7th, 2006, 11:45 PM
Hank Crawford - Wildflower ;)

EdByrne
April 8th, 2006, 09:14 AM
Horace's albums in the '70s weren't nearly as good as those he mde in the '60s, in my view.

I put the Jazz Crusaders' "Scratch" and "Street life" in my long list. Their first two for Blue Thumb had their moments but, overall, I don't think they're as good as those two. Ditto for their Chisa albums - "Way back home" is a classic track but the rest is a bit below the standard one ought to expect of that band.

MG
While you suggest valid artistic criticisms of individual Silver and Crusader recorded offerings, they nonetheless--as such personal artistic aquaintances as I have had, such as Joe Henderson, point out--that we all owe Silver in particular a tremendous debt of gratitude with regard to what, through his demonstrated recorded legacy, we have learned.

the magnificent goldberg
April 8th, 2006, 09:36 AM
While you suggest valid artistic criticisms of individual Silver and Crusader recorded offerings, they nonetheless--as such personal artistic aquaintances as I have had, such as Joe Henderson, point out--that we all owe Silver in particular a tremendous debt of gratitude with regard to what, through his demonstrated recorded legacy, we have learned.

Absolutely right. After Duke, Horace is probably the second most important composer in all kinds of jazz. And a major pioneer of Soul Jazz.

MG

the magnificent goldberg
April 8th, 2006, 09:43 AM
Hank Crawford - Wildflower ;)

Yes, yes. A lot of people put down CTI/Kudu material. The best put down I've seen was when it was described as "themes in search of a car chase". That was clever because there was some truth in it.

When "Wildflower" came out, I taped it for a friend's visit, knowing I'd have little time to play it at home, but could play it in the car. Bombing down the motorway, with "Good morning heartache" blasting (YES!) away, was a wonderful experience.

Anyway, I'm crazy about Hank.

MG

the magnificent goldberg
April 8th, 2006, 09:44 AM
I did not mean it as a joke. There must be no one anywhere with better knowledge of the subject. I would love to read your 1960s list!

This needs more thought, because of the developments led by James Brown mid-decade.

MG

guy
February 18th, 2007, 08:12 PM
Absolutely right. After Duke, Horace is probably the second most important composer in all kinds of jazz.

Don't know how I missed this the first time, but I disagree -- Horace is a great composer but not as important as Mingus or Monk.

Guy

Tunk
February 19th, 2007, 09:15 AM
[QUOTE=Noj;191415]Depending on how far we stray from jazz, we can also mention Kool & The Gang, James Brown, The JB's, Fred Wesley, Maceo Parker
QUOTE]

But no reason to figure out how far you stray for Maceo, he's already calculated it....it's...."2% Jazz 98% Funky Stuff".

Noj
March 28th, 2007, 12:45 PM
Up for cleveland jazz...

the magnificent goldberg
March 28th, 2007, 03:13 PM
Up for cleveland jazz...

Guh?

MG

Noj
March 28th, 2007, 03:18 PM
A poster named "cleveland jazz" started a thread asking for funky jazz recommendations.

the magnificent goldberg
March 28th, 2007, 03:24 PM
Ah - very helpful, young man (where's the smiley for pat on the back?)

MG

TommyVF
July 22nd, 2011, 04:47 AM
First of all, thanks a lot for these lists, they gave me a lot of new discoveries!

I saw Lonnie Liston Smith and Herbie Hancock.
What do you think of GEORGE DUKE? None of you have mentioned him, but didn't he do some funky fusion-funk-jazz in the 70s?

Buddha
July 23rd, 2011, 11:46 AM
You know, I'd rather listen to some Sex Machine-era James Brown or some Parliament/Funkadelic than almost any of the Jazz-Fubk material cited. My $0.02. :troll:

Dazedcat
July 26th, 2011, 10:09 AM
People don't have to go that far back for jazz-funk, it's still alive and well..


http://www.discogs.com/Marcus-Miller-Tutu-Revisited/release/2904241

zimonski
July 28th, 2011, 04:44 AM
Thank you guys for the awesome recommendations... Will have a lot of stuff to dig out now :)

Alypius
July 28th, 2011, 11:15 AM
Thank you guys for the awesome recommendations... Will have a lot of stuff to dig out now :)

Zimonski, Welcome to the Board.

I went back and scanned all the great recs on this (old) thread. One of my all-time favorites, Herbie Hancock's Flood, is missing from the lists (at least, I didn't see it):

http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/51mDByKelfL._SL500_AA300_.jpg

It's a Japanese import drawn from two live shows performed in Japan in 1975, when Herbie's band was touring the Thrust album. It opens with an amazing solo acoustic version of "Maiden Voyage", then segs into a great version of "Actual Proof." But the highlight of the performance is a long version of "Butterfly."

TommyVF
July 31st, 2011, 03:30 PM
People don't have to go that far back for jazz-funk, it's still alive and well..


http://www.discogs.com/Marcus-Miller-Tutu-Revisited/release/2904241

I like him too!
Joe Sample and George Benson have some funky stuff going on too, but maybe it's too smooth to be called Jazz-Funk. Also, other artists worth checking out that are still playing: Nils Landgren Funk Unit, Soulive and Maceo Parker. :)

rob_tundra
August 13th, 2011, 07:02 PM
A heap of great records mentioned here, these are a few of my faves, apologies if any have already been mentioned...

http://www.dustygroove.com/images/products/m/mitche_blue_graffitib_103b.jpg
This is probably my favorite, after Red Clay...

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http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-m7OWuknEYV8/TXkBEw2UMgI/AAAAAAAAPYY/Cx4i5dfZWm8/s320/CTI%2528Hubert%2BLaws%252CIn%2BThe%2BBeginning%2BV ol%2B1%252C2011%2Breissue%2529.jpghttp://www.jazzmusicarchives.com/images/covers/the-headhunters-survival-of-the-fittest.jpghttp://www.dustygroove.com/images/products/w/washin_grov_innercity_101b.jpghttp://images.borders.com.au/images/bau/MI000316/MI0003162328/0/0/plain/beyond-the-blue-horizon.jpg

http://img0.liveinternet.ru/images/attach/c/0//52/924/52924773_RonnieFoster_CheshireCat.jpg (side two only! side one is terrible...)

rob_tundra
August 13th, 2011, 07:08 PM
Oh & I nearly forget, this could be one of the great jazz funk tracks of all times... http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7ywZ4HDSgp4

good rhythms
August 14th, 2011, 06:39 AM
harvey mason was the innovator for funk in the 70's

head hunters was the shit and producers of hip hop and jack swing borrowed a lot from it

"in flight" by geroge benson has some great mason innovations. i never heard a drummer do the 16th note hi hat with the back beat on the right hand on the snare , until then , with all the 32nd note triplits all over the place. then , it became the rage in disco funk

mason was the innovator and gadd was the terminator

"on the corner " was visoinary

"straight life" hasnt been mentioned yet , either

TommyVF
August 15th, 2011, 06:57 AM
harvey mason was the innovator for funk in the 70's

head hunters was the shit and producers of hip hop and jack swing borrowed a lot from it

"in flight" by geroge benson has some great mason innovations. i never heard a drummer do the 16th note hi hat with the back beat on the right hand on the snare , until then , with all the 32nd note triplits all over the place. then , it became the rage in disco funk

mason was the innovator and gadd was the terminator

"on the corner " was visoinary

"straight life" hasnt been mentioned yet , either

Do you like Harvey Mason "Marching In The Street"? I love Lee Ritenour's work along with Herbie Hancock there.

http://img.maniadb.com/images/album/252/252453_1_f.jpg

Franco
August 15th, 2011, 09:14 AM
I think Joe Henderson's Multiple fits this thread:

http://theurbanflux.files.wordpress.com/2010/08/joe-henderson-multiple.jpg?w=280&h=280

good rhythms
August 22nd, 2011, 09:44 AM
tommy

yes, i know that harvey mason record . its got some good stuff on it