Posts Tagged: Funky

Takuya Kuroda – Rising Son

“Japan-born/N.Y.C.-based trumpeter Takuya Kuroda’s Blue Note Records debut, 2014’s Rising Son, is a funky, soul and hip-hop-infused affair featuring production from acclaimed jazz vocalist José James.  Kuroda delves deep into a ’70s fusion, funk, and Afro-beat-influenced sound that is at once

Takuya Kuroda – Rising Son

“Japan-born/N.Y.C.-based trumpeter Takuya Kuroda’s Blue Note Records debut, 2014’s Rising Son, is a funky, soul and hip-hop-infused affair featuring production from acclaimed jazz vocalist José James.  Kuroda delves deep into a ’70s fusion, funk, and Afro-beat-influenced sound that is at once

Darryl Reeves – Mercury

Spaced out, soulful, broken but groovy, with a strong influences of Herbie Hancock and Sun Ra musics. Still, pretty innovative in many ways! Very modern sound production that is amazingly tight in it’s colorful stereo image is definitely the first thing to

Darryl Reeves – Mercury

Spaced out, soulful, broken but groovy, with a strong influences of Herbie Hancock and Sun Ra musics. Still, pretty innovative in many ways! Very modern sound production that is amazingly tight in it’s colorful stereo image is definitely the first thing to

Medeski, Martin & Wood – Combustication

Any album by MMW is definitely worth of posting, but this one is the perfect starter.  This is groovy, acid, funky, bluesy, jammed out by the genre’s most progressive and increasingly more influential touring trio,  released on August 11, 1998 for

Medeski, Martin & Wood – Combustication

Any album by MMW is definitely worth of posting, but this one is the perfect starter.  This is groovy, acid, funky, bluesy, jammed out by the genre’s most progressive and increasingly more influential touring trio,  released on August 11, 1998 for

Stevie Wonder – Innervisions

After the release of Talking Book, Wonder said: “We as a people are not interested in ‘baby, baby’ songs any more, there’s more to life than that.” As a result, Innervisions, released in 1973 for Motown Records, is like a snapshot

Stevie Wonder – Innervisions

After the release of Talking Book, Wonder said: “We as a people are not interested in ‘baby, baby’ songs any more, there’s more to life than that.” As a result, Innervisions, released in 1973 for Motown Records, is like a snapshot

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Curtis Mayfield – Roots

Opening with the hit “Get Down,” this album soars on some of the sweetest and most eloquent – yet driving – soul sounds heard up to that time. Roots, released in 1971 for Curtom records, flows and resonants through the

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Curtis Mayfield – Roots

Opening with the hit “Get Down,” this album soars on some of the sweetest and most eloquent – yet driving – soul sounds heard up to that time. Roots, released in 1971 for Curtom records, flows and resonants through the

Miles Davis – Tutu

Released in 1986 for Warner Bros Records, Tutu is originally planned as a collaboration with pop singer/songwriter Prince, but Davis ultimately worked with bassist/multi-instrumentalist Marcus Miller. Miller wrote and arranged most of the songs. The music is heavily inspired by

Miles Davis – Tutu

Released in 1986 for Warner Bros Records, Tutu is originally planned as a collaboration with pop singer/songwriter Prince, but Davis ultimately worked with bassist/multi-instrumentalist Marcus Miller. Miller wrote and arranged most of the songs. The music is heavily inspired by

The Philadelphia Experiment

Radically diverse crew plays with ease. It sounds as they are constantly laughing while crazed on their instruments. Very often, weird choice of tones by Uri Caine is cutting trough the steady Hip-Jazz groove by Questlove and McBride. The final result is an eclectic,

The Philadelphia Experiment

Radically diverse crew plays with ease. It sounds as they are constantly laughing while crazed on their instruments. Very often, weird choice of tones by Uri Caine is cutting trough the steady Hip-Jazz groove by Questlove and McBride. The final result is an eclectic,