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Tag Archives: Soul-Jazz

Gene Harris – Instant Party


★★☆☆☆ = Eh, fine What’s it sound like? Light groovy jazz Thoughts Great playing is on display here but I didn’t find anything that memorable. This would work well as jazzy daytime background music. More Info Listen! Spotify Schema Info Gene Harris – Instant Party Description: Album Review of Gene Harris – Instant Party […]

Roy Ayers – Virgin Ubiquity (Unreleased Recordings 1976-1981)


★★☆☆☆ = Eh, fine What’s it sound like? Roy Ayers signature funk jazz constructed with pop/r&b vocalists. Thoughts I’m not intimately familiar with his catalog but this veers to the lighter side as an r&b album. I found the singers lacking in personality but roys funk is in full effect. I like the instrumental tracks […]

Jimmy McGriff – Electric Funk


★★★☆☆ = Good! What’s it sound like? Funky instrumental rhythm and blues Thoughts Dirty like the meters with the great Jimmy McGriff on organ. This recording is particularly rich which makes it a great example of the era. Not a lot of variety but it’s constantly building and unfolding, made especially effective by the use […]

Cortex – Troupeau Bleu


★★☆☆☆ = Eh, fine What’s it sound like? Classic jazz-rock fusion with a French touch Thoughts Exceptional Jazz fusion with strong keys playing. Unfortunately I really dislike the scatty female vocals featured throughout and found it tough to listen past them; they really date the album. The second half is better starting roughly with ‘chanson […]

Jimmy McGriff – Friday The 13th. Cook County Jail.


★★★☆☆ = Good! What’s it sound like? Electric Blues-jazz driven by guitar Thoughts Side 1: the freedom suite 1 and 2 tracks are great blues; raw, fast and dirty. Side 2: Green dolphin street kicks things off with a clarinet solo, setting the pace with calmer standards that were just OK. More Info Listen! […]