Each track on this list features the album, year, and label the recording was featured on with a short sentences about the selection. Enjoy, and let the debate begin ….
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When it comes to jazz-funk, The Crusaders were one of the more solid and consistent groups of the seventies. A personal favorite from the New York based latin-influenced jazz fusion group, who released four albums in the mid-late seventies. An often overlooked gem that you can typically find in the cheap bins. During the early seventies, the trumpeter and certified doctor amazing right?!?!
In my opinion, this ensemble was easily one of the greatest jazz groups of all-time. He released a string of essential jazz-funk recordings off the now considered legendary New York-based label Groove Merchant, and his title track to his album featuring Levy both on guitar and vocals sits right at the top of the list. Stop sleeping!
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The saxophonist, percussionist, and composer released three incredible albums during the seventies following his time working with Larry Young, Horace Silver, and Stanley Cowell including the Blue Note Records release Natural Essence. This was the opening track to his Brazilian-fusion recording A Brazilian Love Affair … One of my all-time favorites and one of the later selections to be featured on this list. You can hear the Earth, Wind, and Fire influence on this one.
A private press rarity from trumpeter Kamal Abdul Alim featured on the early eighties recording Dance. This album features a solid cast of musicians including saxophonists Bobby Watson, James Spaulding, and drummer Idris Muhammad. After being released on the small French label 52e Rue East, the album was later reissued in on Stash Records. Both issues continue to be very rare finds. Another funky B-3 classic that is so laid-back it might have you spinning sideways.
An absolute staple in the genre. He has helped influence just about every period of jazz since the late sixties, and continues to do so today. During the late 70s and early 80s, the United Kingdom experienced a thriving jazz-funk scene that was influenced by both the jazz and funk music coming from the states blended with UK club culture.
This was just one of the many great funky jazz recordings the saxophonist put out on Blue Note. Now things just got serious … and therefore I accept any criticism for having this track so high in the countdown.
The label only released six albums before shutting down, however set the stage for other groundbreaking artist-run labels like Strata-East and Black Jazz. Dom Um Romao was a Brazilian jazz drummer, percussionist and composer who released a number of brilliant recordings during the mid-seventies. Words of wisdom … never pass on a Dom Um Romao record. Even though the label was only around for six years, it produced some of the most sought after and collectable jazz records of the seventies. Doug Carn is featured here with his at the time wife Jean, who collaborated together on many of his Black Jazz recordings.
Based out of New York, Lafayette Afro Rock Band released a couple of incredible albums during the early seventies that combined jazz, funk, and rock with African and Latin rhythms. The group would eventually rename themselves Ice, releasing a number of great follow-up funk recordings. The legendary jazz-funk group were formed by Donald Byrd in , and released a number of classic recordings throughout the seventies.
Many people make the argument that they are the greatest jazz-funk band of all-time and you certainly would have a hard time arguing against it. Shopping Cart 0 item. My Cart. Patrick Scales adds his ideas on musical interpretation to give the aspiring bassist an insight into creative process from a professional's point of view.
The tunes cover a variety of tempos and grooves and are presented using a real rhythm section: Patrick Scales, Christian Lettner and Peter O'Mara from Klaus Doldinger's "Passport" The audio play-along tracks are presented in an order of increasing complexity. CD 1 contains complete recordings of all instruments so that you can hear each instrument working together. CD 2 omits all bass tracks so that you can playalong with the rhythm section and also create your own basslines.
Midifiles of all compositions are also included. The books are fully compatible and can be used in a combo setting.
A Rhythmic Concept for Funk/Fusion Bass
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