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    Greatest Jazz-Funk Albums of the 70's???

    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...

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    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

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    [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.
    Larry

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    Donald Byrd - Black Byrd
    "When I die I want them to play The Black and Crazy Blues, I want to be cremated, put in a bag of pot and I want beautiful people to smoke me and hope they get something out of it." - Roland Kirk

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    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!

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    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

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    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

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    Quote Originally Posted by Avant-Guardian
    Donald Byrd - Black Byrd
    I'm actually listening to this one as we speak, a real nice one too!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Marcello
    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."
    "When I die I want them to play The Black and Crazy Blues, I want to be cremated, put in a bag of pot and I want beautiful people to smoke me and hope they get something out of it." - Roland Kirk

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    I like good music. You like ****

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    Quote Originally Posted by Avant-Guardian
    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

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    Quote Originally Posted by the magnificent goldberg
    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

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    Quote Originally Posted by omar zamora


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

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    How has this 70s list gotten this far without any mention of:

    The Brecker Bros.
    Tower of Power
    Stuff

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    Swing ..or I'll kill you ( Bill Potts )
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